2021

May
Here's how to dig out if the feds say you owe them money (Burnaby Now)
Written by Lisa Colangelo, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking at Coast Capital Savings, this helpful list of tips was put together to help people in B.C. and across Canada to navigate tax filing considerations brought forth by COVID-19. This is particularly important for those who may have found themselves owing on their taxes for the first time. With government emergency benefits offered in the wake of COVID, tax filing brought new considerations and new implications based on which governme
May 20, 2021
27 of Canada's Best Managed Companies in the Okanagan (KelownaNow)
Of the 400 businesses on this year's list of Canada's Best Managed Companies named by Canadian Business magazine, 27 of those have operations or offices in the Okanagan. Coast Capital Savings is proud to have been featured in this list, with honourees acknowledged for resiliency and finding success through organizational purpose, enabling remote work, and focusing on employee health and well-being.
May 11, 2021
Home buying myths debunked (Global News)
Chris Maze, Director, Retail & Wealth, Advice Centre at Coast Capital Savings talks host Sonia Sunger through some of the most common myths related to home buying in B.C. and the Lower Mainland and provides clarity to separate fact from fiction.
May 11, 2021
VIDEO: Emotional ‘Standing Tall’ award moment for Surrey student musician (Surrey Now-Leader)
In celebration of Youth Week in British Columbia, Surrey’s Evan MacNamara was highlighted for his exceptional accomplishments in overcoming personal challenges. The 20-year-old is pursuing a career in music at Douglas College with the help of a $5,000 Standing Tall education award he received from Coast Capitals Savings last fall. MacNamara’s story is told in a five-minute video, in which, Maureen Young, Coast Capital’s Director of Community Leadership, reads him a letter written to her in 201
May 3, 2021
April
United Way’s CODEanagan program helps youth with more than technology (Castanet.net)
CODEanagan is an ongoing tech education program for local youth in the BC interior who may traditionally experience barriers to learning due to cost, accessibility or education format. In 2021, United Way Southern Interior BC (SIBC), along with community partners Accelerate Okanagan and Okanagan College, delivered CODEanagan bootcamps virtually to youth between 13 to 26 years old. Supported by the Coast Capital Savings Community Investment for Youth, the program has grown beyond Kelowna since C
April 28, 2021
SFU Entrepreneurs Crowned With Coast Capital Savings Venture Prizes (Techcouver)
The Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize celebrates innovative ideas and entrepreneurial pursuits from the Simon Fraser University community. Since 2008, Coast Capital Savings has been a key partner of Venture Connection in supporting entrepreneurial excellence at SFU.
April 25, 2021
Tips for budgeting for a home renovation (Global News)
With many people using the extra time at home during the pandemic to complete a renovation project, Tyler Saito of Coast Capital Savings gives some tips on keeping plans within budget.
April 20, 2021
YOUR MONEY: Tax tips for a complicated tax season involving CERB and more (Surrey Now-Leader)
With the April 30 tax deadline on the horizon, Lisa Colangelo, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking, with Coast Capital Savings, shares a helpful list to help prepare BC residents to file their taxes, further understand how to navigate government benefits and ensure that filing your taxes is as seamless as possible.
April 15, 2021
The Dhahan Prize: Saving & Promoting Punjabi Literature (Darpan Magazine)
The annual Dhahan prize ceremony aims to promote the growth of the Punjabi language globally, as well as encourage new, emerging, and established writers working in the two Punjabi scripts, Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi. In British Columbia, Coast Capital Savings is the proud corporate sponsor for the Youth Award short story contest for grade 11 and 12 students taking Punjabi courses in high schools. The eight winning stories are published in Gurmukhi, Shahmukhi, English, and French annually.
April 13, 2021
March
How CERB and other emergency benefits could impact your taxes (Global News)
With many Canadian’s receiving CERB or other emergency benefits to help them through the economic impact of COVID-19, Jas Dhillon of Coast Capital Savings explains how these benefits could impact income taxes.
March 30, 2021
Using Your Dollars to Keep Her on the Map with Larkin MacKenzie-Ast (More Money Podcast)
Jessica Moorhouse, Blogger and Host of the More Money Podcast and Coast Capital’s Larkin Mackenzie-Ast sat down to talk about the ‘Keep Her on the Map’ campaign, to build awareness for the inequitable impact COVID has had on women in B.C. and across Canada.
March 11, 2021
Initiative aims to address the gender inequalities of COVID-19 pandemic (Daily Hive)
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Coast Capital Savings launched the ‘Keep Her on The Map’ campaign to support and elevate female-led and owned businesses disproportionately impacted by the global pandemic.
March 8, 2021
Closing the gender wage gap (980 CKNW)
Featuring a thoughtful discussion between Host Simi Sara and Larkin Mackenzie-Ast, Director of the Business Women’s Network at Coast Capital Savings, this International Women’s Day interview examines the positive strides Canada has made in closing the gender wage gap in recent years and how the pandemic has undone much of that progress
March 8, 2021
Five local Mom-led businesses you need to know about. #KeepHerontheMap (Vancouver Mom)
Harriet Fancott, Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom highlights five of her favourite mom-led businesses in support of International Women’s Day and Coast Capital Savings’ ‘Keep Her on The Map’ initiative.
March 8, 2021
Keeping women on the map in the midst of a pandemic: A chat with Larkin MacKenzie-Ast (Mom Camp: Around the Campfire)
Women, and especially mothers, have really taken the brunt when it comes to the impacts of the pandemic. Host Gillian Behnke was joined by Larkin Mackenzie-Ast of Coast Capital Savings to speak about the details of the ‘Keep Her on The Map’ campaign and shed light on the disproportionate pressures the pandemic has had on women at work and beyond.
March 8, 2021
The New Normal: Coronavirus pandemic disproportionately affecting women (CHEK News)
Weekend Anchor and Reporter Kori Sidaway speaks with Roanne Weyermars, VP Communications with Coast Capital Savings about the progress that has been made towards gender equality and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women in the workforce.
March 7, 2021
International Women's Day: B.C. women, including small business owners, bear the economic brunt of COVID-19 (The Georgia Straight)
Eryn Beattie, owner of Victoria based vintage and handmade goods shop Luna Collective, highlights the personal and financial challenges she and many other women-owned businesses have had to adapt to during COVID-19. Eryn’s story was one of several profiles for Coast Capital’s ‘Keep Her on The Map’ campaign.
March 6, 2021
Victoria Foundation Distributes $300,000 to Local Non-Profits (Business Examiner)
To support the Victoria Foundation and Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program (IRP) for local social purpose organizations, Coast Capital Savings provided $50,000 to be distributed in the form of $10,000 grants to five of the program’s funded applicants.
March 3, 2021
February
Coast Capital Joins Government Sign-In by Verified.Me to Enable Secure Digital Access to Government Services (Yahoo! Finance)
Coast Capital Savings and SecureKey Technologies (SecureKey) have announced a partnership to offer a secure and convenient verification system for its members. Government Sign-In by Verified.Me allows consumers to sign into hundreds of online government services using the financial institution credentials they already have and trust.
February 17, 2021
Here is the entire new list of BC's top employers for 2021 (Curiocity Vancouver)
Coast Capital Savings was recognized and honoured as one of BC’s Top Employers for 2021. The system grades employers on eight different criteria to come up with its list, which include Work Atmosphere & Social, Health, Financial & Family Benefits, Training & Skills Development and Community Involvement.
February 16, 2021
TFSA or RRSP? Deciding which investment is best for you (Global News)
With this year’s RRSP contribution deadline fast approaching, Aimee Chow of Coast Capital Savings spoke to Anchor Neetu Garcha about what British Columbians need to take into account when deciding which investment option is right for them.
February 16, 2021
Coast Capital helps break down barriers for special needs youth (Education News Canada)
Coast Capital Savings has donated $18,500 to support Vancouver Community College's Gateway to Post-secondary (GPS) program. Coast Capital has contributed $63,500 key funding towards the program over the past three years.
February 3, 2021
January
Equitable Bank partners with Coast Capital to offer members reverse mortgage product (Canadian Insider)
Coast Capital Savings and Equitable Bank (Equitable) have partnered to bring the Equitable Bank Reverse Mortgage to eligible Coast Capital members. This referral program will allow members to access up to 55% of their home's value to aid in reaching their financial goals and build their best future.
January 4, 2021
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