COMMUNITY

CURRENT INITIATIVES

NORTHERN CO-OPERATIVE YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM

Northern Credit Union is proud to sponsor youth to participate in the Ontario Co-operative Young Leaders program.

Apply now for Sponsorship!

The series of week-long CYL camps are for youth aged 13-18, designed to equip them with self-confidence and leadership skills through co-operative camp activities and inspirational guest speakers. Participants will build meaningful relationships, and develop the skills needed to be positive change-makers in their communities around Ontario.

Older than 18? No problem! CYL is also looking for volunteer facilitators to mentor the next generation of co-operative leaders.

If you’re interested in evolving your leadership skills in a judgement-free, safe, and FUN environment, CYL is perfect for you.

For more information or to register for CYL, visit www.ontario.coop/cyl

NORTHERN'S - CU SUCCEED YOUTH BURSARY

Students 25 or under enrolling in academic, vocation, or technical post-secondary programs who demonstrate great engagement in their communities can apply for this bursary. OCUF will award $1,000 to $3,000

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SURVIVING THE FINANCIAL WILD

Northern Credit Union and Team Jacobs are delivering financial literacy tool kits and student resources to schools throughout the north.

This initiative complements what is already included in the curriculum and features several elements including:

  • An online game called Surviving the Financial Wild (survivingthefinancialwild.com) to help students learn and navigate personal financial challenges and opportunities;
  • A financial literacy tool kit, including a board-game version of Surviving the Financial Wild, Financial Survival Guidebooks, and financial trivia questions to help teach students the principles of financial literacy;
  • A financial literacy website with videos and other resources to help students and teachers;
  • A series of financial literacy columns featured on the Village Media Network, providing tips and insights about responsible personal financial management;

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

We are, and always have been, a social and environmentally conscious organization that gives back to the North, because that’s the Northern Way. We believe that Northern can make a real difference in the North, and are continually reviewing our processes and aligning our activities with member and employee satisfaction, as well as assessing our involvement within the communities we serve.

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Commercial lending to small businesses in our communities, creating local employment opportunities
  • Local purchasing and hiring wherever possible
  • Non-profit account packages and pricing

FINANCIAL LITERACY

  • The Financial Literacy Learning Centre
  • The Northern Know How financial literacy web videos
  • Financial literacy boot camps and newsletters, as well as education resources for colleges and universities
  • Annual contests for elementary and high school students to win prizes and RESP contributions

TRUE NORTH STRONG SCHOLARSHIP

  • For Ontario Grade 12 students
  • Awarding five $1,000 scholarships to students who make a difference in their community.

PHILANTHROPY/ VOLUNTEERISM

  • Employee, member and ambassador fundraising initiatives
  • Over $100,000 in local donations raised annually

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

  • Green building initiatives for all branches, including a 4-star rating for our corporate head office
  • Ethical investment opportunities including Ethical Mutual Funds and Community Bonds
  • Online, paperless banking with E-Statements
  • Teleconferenced board and committee meetings to reduce travel

BECOME A NORTHERN AMBASSADOR!

Our Northern Credit Union Ambassador Team act as the flag-bearers of our cause – championing local initiatives, helping Northerners in their communities, and working hard to raise awareness of our efforts to give back.