Integris is pleased to announce that $642,519.75 went back to members and communities in 2016!
As a credit union, Integris is different than the big banks. We didn’t just show up here, we grew up here delivering quality banking, insurance and financial planning/wealth management to everyone who calls ‘here’ home. We are a member-owned financial cooperative. As a financial cooperative, every year we give back part of our profits in the form of share dividends. In 2016 our member dividends paid 1.75% on A Shares and 2.75% for C Shares and a total of $381,651 was paid out to members.
As financial coaches, it is our responsibility to identify the needs of our members, and deliver solutions based on those needs. Our primary mission is not to drive the financial bottom line, but rather to respond to the needs of our members and communities in innovative and responsible ways. As our business grows, so too does our community impact.
You don’t have to be a member of Integris to reap the benefits of keeping profits here in the region. In 2016, Integris invested $260,868.75 into communities throughout North Central BC. When you choose Integris, you are choosing a socially responsible financial cooperative committed to enriching Life out Here.
In addition to community investment and shared success with members, Integris contributes to communities in innovative ways. For example, in 2016 the Integris Community BBQ travelled the region attending and elevating more than thirty events, raising $29,297 for charitable causes.
We are accountable to people and place here in North Central BC, enriching Life out here. For 2015 community enrichment, view $700,000+ to Communities & Members.
|The breakdown for 2015 was as follows:|
Animals pertains to: Animal rights, prevention of cruelty, programs for domestic or wild animals.
Art pertains to: sponsorships or donations to art programs, galleries, music programs or festivals.
Cultural pertains to: Heritage.
Community: enrichment programs, beautification projects, community foundations, programs designed to help the less fortunate in the community and programs whose fundraising goes to carious programs within the community.
Education: Scholarships, bursaries, Science Fairs, specialty courses, adult education.
Environmental: Green Days, recycling programs.
Health: Fundraising for health related research including hospitals and machinery for diagnosis and support for people who are battling with health issues.
Seniors: programs for seniors and accessibility.
Sports: Athletic programs, team sponsorships, tournament sponsorships.
Youth: programs for children, camps, youth programs such as scouts, guides, cadets, BBBS and programs that promote citizenship, confidence and growth for young people.
We look forward to the many ways we can enrich community. If you have a fundraising initiative, potential partnership or a sponsorship/donation request please visit our website and apply for funding or drop off a donation letter at any of our branches.
|Written by Cori Ramsay, BA – Communications Officer|