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December
Hidden costs of the holiday season (Global News)
Tyler Saito of Coast Capital Savings looks at way you can avoid having holiday season spending spiral out of control.
December 1, 2020
November
2020 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ and Canada's Most Admired CEO™ Winners Announced (Kamloops NOW)
Coast Capital Savings recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as one of Canada's Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures of 2020 in the Mid-Market category. This national program recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations and CEOs for fostering high performance corporate cultures that help sustain a competitive advantage.
November 26, 2020
British Columbians will be spending less on holiday shopping this year: study (Daily Hive)
A new poll by Coast Capital Savings is suggesting that holiday spending by residents of Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island is expected to be down by 25% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 25, 2020
Holiday spending might be reduced thanks to COVID-19 (980 CKNW)
Lisa Colangelo, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking at Coast Capital Savings, spoke to 980 CKNW’s Niki Reitmayer about what spending trends were revealed in a new survey - plus, how can you stay on budget this holiday season.
November 20, 2020
Financially depleted B.C. consumers to spend less in COVID-19's shadow (Vancouver Sun)
A Coast Capital online survey, conducted Oct. 26-29, 2020 with 806 adult respondents by the Angus Reid Institute, found that 85 per cent of people planned to trim holiday budgets by $300 on average
November 20, 2020
October
Surrey student given award for academic success despite health challenges (Surrey Now-Leader)
Nia Misiak of Surrey has been given Coast Capital Savings’ annual Beth Hutchinson Award as part its Standing Tall education program. The $5,000 grant is given to a Surrey student every year who overcomes significant personal challenges, to help assist their pursuit of a post-secondary education.
October 26, 2020
Our Community: Standing Tall Education awards, Jewish Film Festival (Times Colonist)
Peter MacBeth is among 61 young adults who have received a Standing Tall Education Award from Coast Capital Savings. The annual program recognizes resilient youth who have overcome adversity and demonstrated a commitment to continuing their education.
October 26, 2020
Project Enterprise goes online with goal of giving Surrey students ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ (Surrey Now-Leader)
Project Enterprise – proudly sponsored by Coast Capital Savings – challenges secondary school students to develop social enterprises while also helping young people develop an entrepreneurial mindset. As a result of COVID-19, the 2020 program will be transitioned to an online format.
October 22, 2020
Richmond grad's 'power of positivity' recognized with $2,500 grant (Richmond News)
Annie Lai of Richmond has received a $2,500 “Standing Tall Education” grant from Coast Capital Savings, given to students who overcome adversity and show commitment to their education.
October 22, 2020
Grieving Langley student’s resilience pays off (Aldergrove Star)
Langley’s Emil Stein has been recognized with a Coast Capital Standing Tall award for overcoming a significant personal hardship and continuing his journey into post-secondary studies.
October 18, 2020
Maple Ridge student receives education award from provincial credit union (Maple Ridge News)
Paige Lohnes of Maple Ridge has been awarded a 2020 Standing Tall Award from Coast Capital Savings. The annual awards are given to 61 youth across the province who defied the odds to not only excel but continue their education.
October 12, 2020
September
Helping youth become more financially independent (Global News)
Matt Atkinson of Coast Capital Savings gives tips on how to talk to your kids about money matters and how these conversations can help increase their financial independence as they get older.
September 29, 2020
Upcoming workshop will provide youth with $250 gift card that can be given to charity of their choice (CHEK News)
The Coast Capital Savings Power of Youth: Giving Hearts Workshop helps empower Vancouver Island youth and youth groups to expand their philanthropic skillset, all while helping people withing their own community.
September 28, 2020
August
Is that bargain really a good deal? (Global News)
Chris Maze of Coast Capital Savings looks at how you can tell if a sale or bargain is really a good deal for you financially.
August 18, 2020
July
Getting your finances back on track (Global News)
Aimee Chow of Coast Capital Savings shares tips on how to get back on track with your financial plan, as many Canadians prepare to return to full-time work.
July 21, 2020
Pandemic speeds up Canadians’ switch from cash to cards (Times Colonist)
Yana Melnichuk, Coast Capital Savings’ vice-president of digital banking helps provide context as to how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced Canadians to transition away from using cash, in favour of alternative digital and online methods.
July 21, 2020
Coast Capital boosts Courage (Okanagan Edge)
Coast Capital Savings has contributed a $10,000 grant to Kelowna’s Courage For Youth Association, to support the non-profits character building and leadership program, SCREAM. The grant will help the program reach an additional 500 students in 2020.
July 14, 2020
Virus takes toll on Islanders’ finances, survey finds (Times Colonist)
A survey released this week by Coast Capital Savings suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic has helped expose many British Columbians to how vulnerable they are financially.
July 10, 2020
Almost 30% of Lower Mainland residents were unable to pay their full rent last month: poll (Daily Hive)
New polling by Angus Reid Forum for Coast Capital Savings shows that employment and personal finances of many have suffered as a result of the global pandemic. Of the respondents, 28% who make monthly rent or mortgage payments report having missed, or only been able to make partial payments.
July 10, 2020
Many British Columbians’ finances, debt worsening under COVID-19: poll (Global News)
A Coast Capital Savings commissioned poll conducted by the Angus Reid Forum found that of the 802 respondents, nearly four in 10 British Columbians (38%) reported the coronavirus had impacted their employment. 37% of respondents also indicated their finances had worsened.
July 8, 2020
June
What to do with your income tax refund (Global News)
Jas Dhillon of Coast Capital Savings gives some suggestions on what to do if you find yourself with an income tax refund.
June 23, 2020
Threshold Housing continues to support young people through COVID-19 (CHEK News)
Threshold Housing Society, with support from the Coast Capital Savings Community Relief Fund, continue to provide support for at-risk youth in the Greater Victoria area affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
June 21, 2020
May
Coast Capital donation opens career doors for cognitively challenged youth (Education News Canada)
Coast Capital Savings has donated $25,000 to support the Gateway to Post-secondary (GPS) program at Vancouver Community College (VCC), to help students with cognitive disabilities and diverse learning needs successfully bridge their education secondary programs.
May 29, 2020
Deadline Approaching: Tips for filing and paying taxes (Global News)
With the income tax deadline coming up on June 1st, Jas Dhillon of Coast Capital Savings gives tips on what to do if you find you are owing money.
May 26, 2020
12 BC businesses and others doing good during COVID-19: Connecting seniors, free fish dinners and much more (BC Business Magazine)
Coast Capital Savings’ launches $400,000 Community Relief Fund to respond to the immediate needs of the province’s non-profit sector, as well as the credit union’s small business members facing dire economic circumstances from COVID-19.
May 22, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Dr. Stephanie Willerth's Lab Creates Face Shields for Frontline Workers (Centre for Brain Health)
Stephanie Willerth and her team at the University of Victoria are creating 3D printed, medical grade face shields to support frontline workers at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. To support their efforts, Coast Capital Savings donated $10,000 for the shields to be created.
May 21, 2020
Saanich student receives full-ride Morehead-Cain scholarship to American university (Victoria News)
Mark Finamore – a Saanich student who received the Coast Capital Savings Power of Youth award in 2019 – has received a full-ride scholarship to a prestigious American university, as he continues his post-secondary education.
May 3, 2020
April
Back to budgeting basics for tough financial times (Global News)
Tyler Saito of Coast Capital Savings shares helpful tips on how to create an easy budget to help manage your finances through times of uncertainty.
April 29, 2020
COVID-19 pandemic common financial questions (Global News)
Tyler Saito of Coast Capital Savings discusses some of the most common financial questions British Columbians are asking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 7, 2020
New UVic initiative fashions face shields for frontline health workers (UVic News)
Biomedical Engineering Program Director Stephanie Willerth is leading a team to create medical-grade face shields to protect frontline health workers. Coast Capital Savings has donated $10,000 to support the initiative.
April 6, 2020
VIDEO: UVic Engineering to 3-D print 4,000 face-shields for frontline workers (Victoria News)
The University of Victoria’s (UVic) Engineering Department is 3-D printing parts to build face-shields for frontline health care workers on Vancouver Island. With the help of a $10,000 donation from Coast Capital Savings, UVic is producing the equipment for Island Health free of charge.
April 2, 2020
March
Kitimat curler Kemper wins off the sheet (Northern Sentinel)
Kitimat curler Kemper Weightman is just one of 16 athletes from across the province that was awarded the Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary for his performance at the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St. John.
March 13, 2020
Amy Attalla receives Coast Capital Leadership Bursary Award at the BC Winter Games (The Free Press)
Thirteen-year-old Amy Victoria Snow Attalla of the Fernie Alpine Ski Team (FAST) recognized with Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary at the BC Winter Games for demonstrating outstanding community leadership.
March 3, 2020
Black Press Media finalists to head to the B.C. and Yukon journalism awards (Black Press Media)
Three outstanding Black Press journalists have been nominated for the Coast Capital Savings – New Journalist of the Year award.
March 2, 2020
February
BC Winter Games athlete wins $500 bursary (BC Local News)
Maple Ridge's Peter Sheridan was the lucky recipient of a Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary for his outstanding achievements in Curling at the BC Winter Games.
February 26, 2020
A closer look at some of the Langley medal winners at the B.C. Winter Games (BC Local News)
Savannah Miles of Langley was one of 16 outstanding athletes awarded the Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary at the 2020 BC Winter Games.
February 26, 2020
BC Winter Games Athletes Recognized with Leadership Bursary (Independent Sports News)
16 outstanding athletes recognized with Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary during the closing ceremonies of the BC Winter Games for their significant achievements as leaders as well as in sport and education.
February 24, 2020
The 15th annual list of BC’s top 100 employers announced (Penticton Now)
Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union honoured as one of the top 100 employers in B.C. for 2020
February 19, 2020
These are BC's top employers for 2020 (Daily Hive Vancouver)
Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit union recognized as one of B.C.’s top employers by annual Mediacorp – Canada’s Top Employer magazine. The report showcases employers in the province that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
February 19, 2020
Langley students are benefiting from nature through calming outdoor mood walks (Aldergrove Star)
Coast Capital Savings donated $5,500 to help grow the mental health Focus Program initiative, which encourages students from around the district to recharge their minds outdoors once a month.
February 6, 2020
January
Nearly half of British Columbians didn't follow through on 2019 holiday budget: poll (Vancouver Courier)
A Coast Capital Savings study conducted by the Angus Reid Forum found that 29% of surveyed B.C. residents followed through on their 2019 holiday spending budget, while 51% did not.
January 11, 2020
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