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Business notes: Christmas tree sales brisk so far at Cowichan tree lot (Cowichan Valley Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Basket Society Food Bank is getting a further $10,000 boost this holiday season from Coast Capital, the B.C.-based financial cooperative. Tanya Smith, manager of social purpose ecosystem at Coast Capital, says Coast Capital is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of people in Canada.
December 22, 2023
Our Community: Child's winning Christmas card design, vehicle donated to Ukrainian community (Times Colonist)
Coast Capital made a $25,000 donation to the Mustard Seed Food Bank this holiday season as part of its commitment to reinvest 10% of its budgeted bottom line back into the community every year.
December 18, 2023
Ideas for coping with the stresses of holiday spending (CBC)
A recent Coast Capital study reveals that 56% of Canadians have anxiety around gift giving. Chantel Chapman, CEO and cofounder of The Trauma of Money, says stress around money is something that many people are facing, bringing it up and having an honest conversation about financial stress is welcomed.
December 15, 2023
Depressed or anxious about finances amid inflation and rising rates? You're not alone (National Post)
More and more Canadians are feeling the weight of a challenging economic environment not only on their finances but on their mental well-being. Coast Capital’s partner Chantel Chapman, CEO and co-founder of the Trauma of Money, shares that people often fall into a destructive shame cycle that prevents them from seeking support.
December 14, 2023
Canadians are suffering financial shame and bottling up money worries (Wealth Professional)
Coast Capital’s recent study reveals that more than a third of respondents feel shame about their financial situation while three quarters think about their finances more than they talk about it. Aimee Chow, director of retail and investments at Coast Capital, says the silence that shame imposes is preventing Canadians from having important financial conversations and building a better financial future.
December 13, 2023
BC's cost of living has millennials in extreme financial stress: study (Daily Hive)
A recent study commissioned by Coast Capital and hosted on the Angus Reid Forum, shows that 90% of BC millennials report having financial worries and that they’d rather get blood work done than talk about their finances.
December 12, 2023
Kudos: Local groups boost Richmond Food Bank with generous donations (Richmond News)
Coast Capital donated $25,000 to the Richmond Food Bank Society and its employees spent an afternoon helping out onsite.
December 6, 2023
VIDEO: Huge turnout at Langley Children’s Wish Breakfast (Langely Advance Times)
Coast Capital Credit Union presented a Cheque donation at the fourth annual Children’s Wish Breakfast in Langley.
November 29, 2023
Employers commit to work towards purpose-first economy in Canada (Human Resource Director)
The Canadian Purpose Economy Project (CPEP) launched its A Call to Purpose campaign, which calls on business leaders to be part of the movement toward a purpose-first economy in Canada. Maureen Young, Vice President, Social Purpose at Coast Capital, who’s also one of the founding champions of CPEP said Coast Capital believes that social purpose is a path to healthy communities and a strong economic environment, as well as profitability and growth.
November 22, 2023
How effective is a one-time wellbeing bonus? (HR Reporter)
Coast Capital offers a one-time bonus of $1,000 to all employees, HR academic agrees the offer will resonate with employees.
November 13, 2023
Record funds raised for Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society (Voice Online)
November 6, 2023 The 2023 Surrey Mayor’s Evening of Giving set a record for funds raised for Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society. The event was hosted by Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke and he extended his heartfelt thanks to all sponsors, including presenting sponsors, Coast Capital.
November 6, 2023
This B.C. organization just gave workers $1K each to help with inflation (Business in Vancouver)
Coast Capital Savings has given out a one-time bonus of $1,000 to full-time and part-time permanent employees in response to the uncertainty hanging over the economy.
November 3, 2023
Surrey student awarded scholarship for persevering through health challenges (Surrey Now Leader)
A Surrey student who has committed to continuing his education, despite facing health challenges, has been awarded Coast Capital’s Beth Hutchinson Award to help ease the financial burden of his post-secondary pursuits.
October 16, 2023
University of Fraser Valley celebrates connection to community (The Abbotsford News)
Coast Capital Savings received both a Loyalty Paddle and a Lifetime Paddle at a University of the Fraser Valley event called St’elt’elawtexw: A Celebration of Community, in recognition of their contribution of more than $100,000 of support.
October 12, 2023
Here are 5 of the best financial decisions you can make with $450 as a young Canadian (Daily Hive)
In a sponsored article, Coast Capital offered Daily Hive readers five tips on how to spend the $450 cashback bonus available to new members at Coast.
October 4, 2023
Community steps in to help finish Power To Be project after Herowork shuts down (Times Colonist)
Organizations and individuals have stepped up to finish the Power To Be project, after HeroWork announced its shut down due to financial reasons. Coast Capital has stepped in and donated $50,000 to ‘kick-start’ the Power To Be’ campaign and get back on track.
September 7, 2023
Best of Vancouver 2023 Winners: Life (The Georgia Straight)
In this year’s edition of Best of Vancouver voted by readers of the Georgia Straight, Coast Capital ranks second in best credit unions in the city.
September 6, 2023
How to happily live in Vancouver on less than $2,000 a month (Daily Hive)
In an article sponsored by Coast Capital, Weiwen Leung, who retired at the age of not even 40, shares his secrets to budget living and how he happily lives in Vancouver on less than $2,000 a month.
August 3, 2023
These 9 ‘significant buildings’ in Surrey are showcased in expanded ‘Exploring Vancouver’ book (Surrey Now Leader)
Coast Capital’s headquarters on King George Boulevard was featured in a new “Exploring Vancouver” book, the cruise ship-like Coast Capital building is described as “dynamic” and the first of the complexes at the transit hub there.
July 27, 2023
Surrey Fusion Festival 2023 draws record-breaking attendance of 110,000 people (Voice Online)
Surrey Fusion Festival 2023 drew record-breaking attendance of 110,000 people. Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke expressed her sincere appreciation to presenting sponsor, Coast Capital, for their unwavering support throughout the past 16 years.
July 24, 2023
Here are 5 ways investing sustainably is better than traditional investing (Daily Hive)
There are investment options that Canadians can choose, which are more conscious of environmental and social issues, while still focusing on growing their money. Coast Capital offers a wide range of different sustainable investing portfolios — from low-risk 100% income-producing securities to medium-risk, high equity portfolios for long-term capital growth potential.
June 28, 2023
The 2023 Top 100: B.C.'s biggest companies by industry (BC Business)
Coast Capital is ranked number 9 among British Columbia’s top businesses in the finance sector, with a revenue of $526,588,000 in the fiscal year 2022.
June 26, 2023
BC's largest FREE multicultural festival returns to Surrey this summer (Daily Hive)
Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital, is returning to Metro Vancouver this summer. The festival will be held on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 at Holland Park.
June 6, 2023
B.C.’s Most Loved Brands 2023 (BC Business)
BC Business unveiled its annual Most Loved Brands list, and Coast Capital jumped 29 spots to No. 33. Michael Rodenburgh, executive vice-president for Western Canada at Ipsos, said Coast Capital is a major riser because the brand has been able to provide an island of financial security in an inflationary maelstrom.
May 2, 2023
Taking leaps in life, love, and business (CBC)
Alyssa Garrison, the founder of Random Acts of Pastel, shares how she grew her brand from a hobby into a profitable business. Alyssa’s story includes helpful anecdotes and resources for aspiring small business owners around the topics of: cash-flow management, budgeting, and healthy work-life-balance. *This is a sponsored editorial. *
May 1, 2023
VIDEO: B.C. teen crafts paper cranes to grant wishes for Help Fill A Dream (The Free Press)
A Saanich teen was inspired to develop a fundraiser after attending Coast Capital Savings Foundation of Youth Giving Hearts Workshop. She started a campaign called “1001 Cranes 1 Wish” and for every 1001 Origami cranes she folded, a Help Fill a Dream recipient receives a fund and an Origami crane mobile.
April 6, 2023
PAGET: When it's time to have the money talk with your partner (Toronto Sun)
The recent Angus Reid Forum survey commissioned by Coast Capital reported that nearly half of respondents in Canada (45%) confess to financial dishonesty in their relationships, and 44% said they feel embarrassed or ashamed of their finances.
April 2, 2023
7 Surrey Women in Business award winners named at sold-out luncheon for 450 (Surrey Now Leader)
Lisa Skakun, Chief Legal, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer of Coast Capital Savings was awarded Surrey Women in Business Awards in the Corporate Leadership category.
March 10, 2023
Coast Capital donates $1 million to help trade workers on the road to their Red Seal (Journal of Commerce)
Coast Capital has donated $1 million to the Construction Foundation of British Columbia to help skilled trade workers achieve their Red Seal designation through a new free program — Coast Capital Road to Red Seal.
March 9, 2023
B.C.’s skilled trades apprentices land $1M for training amid labour shortages (Business in Vancouver)
Coast Capital and Construction Foundation of BC (CFBC) announced the Coast Capital Road to Red Seal program, designed to support skilled trades apprentices on their pathway to Trade Qualification and Red Seal Endorsement. Abigail Fulton, Executive Director of CFBC and Maureen Young, Vice President of Social Purpose at Coast Capital spoke with Claire Wilson at Business in Vancouver about the new initiative.
March 7, 2023
Am I in your will? New game playfully asks partners to get real about finances (CBC News)
Coast Capital developed a card game called Talk Money to Me that aims to help partners open up to one another about their financial realities and goals. Coast Capital also commissioned a poll that shines a light on just how uncomfortable partners are when talking about money.
February 17, 2023
The Message: Two Canadian banks mark Valentine’s Day (The Message)
Andrew Rusk, Vice President of Marketing at Coast Capital, discusses Talk Money to Me, Coast Capital’s social purpose, and importance of the “money chat” in relationships.
February 14, 2023
Money Matters: Discussing finances in your relationship (Global News Morning BC)
Charlotte Pecknold, Scrum Master at Coast Capital, discusses when and how to discuss finances with your partner and why these conversations are so important.
February 14, 2023
BC's top employers of 2023 have been named and some of them might surprise you (Daily Hive)
BC’s Top Employers 2023 named dozens of companies, from BC Hydro to Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union, and outlined the reasons why they made the cut, from their benefits to their wellness incentives.
February 14, 2023
We hear about a new game that helps couples discuss love and money (CBC The Early Edition)
Charlotte Pecknold, Scrum Master at Coast Capital Savings, spoke with Stephen Quinn on CBC’s The Early Edition on the Talk Money To Me card game and how it helps couples discuss love and money. Producer Melody Jacobson also hit the streets to chat with local couples about their finances.
February 13, 2023
Love is in the Air! (For What It’s Worth With Rubina Ahmed-Haq - Global News Radio)
Trish Tambellini, Director of Marketing at Coast Capital Savings, spoke with Rubina Ahmed-Haq on Global radio’s national personal finance show “For What it’s Worth” on the financial dishonesty in relationships and how the Talk Money To Me card game helps tackle money issues among couples.
February 11, 2023
Coast Capital Plays Cupid As They Bring Couples Together For Valentine’s Day (PR in Canada)
Coast Capital is aiming to bring more couples together this Valentine’s Day as part of their new Talk Money to Me campaign.
February 8, 2023