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Our Commitment to Inclusion

Coast Capital has long been committed to inclusion and championing people. We belong to the financial cooperative movement, which for over 120 years has been innovated to help serve the underserved. As a proud Certified B Corporation®, we are part of a community of leaders building an inclusive economy to create opportunities for people of all backgrounds, lived experiences, and worldviews. Being a force to build better futures is core to who we are.

While we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, our journey is just beginning. Many Canadians continue to face economic and social barriers, and these inequities disproportionately impact women, Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour (IBPOC), 2SLGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities. Leveraging our roots and expertise, we have a key role to play in addressing systemic inequities and unlocking financial opportunities so that no person or community is left behind.

Here’s how we’re taking action to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization

It has become strikingly clear that it is not enough to be quietly non-racist. Our hearts are heavy from recent events and violent attacks in our communities that have shone a light on historical and continued oppression, racism, and discrimination here in Canada.

We know that we must take action and are working to become an anti-racist organization. This means making a commitment to reconciliation, growing our understanding of the issues faced by IBPOC communities, and standing against racism in all its forms. It also means having the courage to look closely at ourselves, while taking steps to further advance inclusion and create financial opportunities for our members and employees.

Our Acknowledgment & Commitment

In becoming anti-racist, it is important to acknowledge that through our own actions and inactions, we have contributed to maintaining the status quo of financial disadvantage for IBPOC and have not done enough to use our power to champion individuals and groups who experience inequities.

We commit to taking proactive, sustained, and urgent steps to advance financial inclusion and social justice, beginning with the work we must do ourselves. This includes listening to the lived experiences of our employees and members who are IBPOC and engaging community partners to help us shape a measurable equity, diversity, and inclusion action plan.

It also requires addressing historic inequities, eliminating persistent biases, and dismantling systemic and structural racism in the delivery of financial services to our members and the communities we serve.

And it’s time we bravely embrace our discomfort and lean into our collective humanity. Through our work together, we aspire to bring to life a renewed focus on the underserved that was at the heart of the mandate of our founding credit unions.

Our Progress

As we continue our journey, we’re motivated by our progress in 2022. Learn about how we’re taking action to advance Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).