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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.

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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
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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
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PHILANTHROPY/ VOLUNTEERISM

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

CURRENT INITIATIVES

 
 
 

NORTHERN'S - CU SUCCEED YOUTH BURSARY

I've got big plans. I'm very happy to recieve the CU Succeed Youth Bursary. It allowed me to pursue my goals without worrying about the upcoming costs. Marcus, Future electrician. Know a post secondary student who needs financial assistance? Applications are open for the CU Succeed Youth Bursary Apr 30 - Jun 30. Learn more at www.ocuf.org/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

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE​

NORTHERN CO-OPERATIVE YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM

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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

 
 
 
 
 

JOIN THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE!

Our Northern Credit Union Advisory Committee acts 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.

The Northern Advisory Committee is a group of passionate volunteers from across our footprint, who come together to plan and execute social giving initiatives that make big impacts to our communities.

HOW IT WORKS:

Advisors suggest ideas to get involved in the community, like sponsorships, fundraisers, or events. As a team, we discuss ways to plan and execute the initiative that will make a big impact to the community, as well as expand it into other communities if applicable.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

If you are interested in being a part of the Advisory Committee, please reach out to communities@northerncu.com. We meet regularly to stay up-to-date on each other’s ongoing initiatives, and to brainstorm ways to make lasting impacts on our communities.