Community Programs

Community Involvement

Community Credit Union strives to live the Co-operative Principles every day. One of the seven Cooperative Principles is: Concern For Community.

Community Credit Union commits in excess of $100,000 to the benefit of many organizations within our communities annually. This commitment has resulted from numerous fundraising activities, donating personal time and as corporate sponsorships.

Here are some of highlights of our Credit Union’s community involvement:

  •  The Credit Union’s Bursary Program awarded twelve $1,000 bursaries to High School graduates pursuing post-secondary education. Since the inception of the Bursary Program, Community Credit Union has awarded over $130,000 to students of Cumberland and Colchester County to date. 
  • Junior Achievement Programs The Amherst Branch participated in a Junior Achievement Program called “Economics For Success” at the Amherst High School.   And, for the third consecutive year, the Truro Branch participated in Junior Achievement’s “Pitch It” program held at the RECC in Truro.
  • Annual Food Drive – Our Truro and Amherst Teams were fully involved with this extremely important program, and with the support of our Members, collected a total of $1,721 and 133 lbs of food for donation to our local food banks.

 The following community organizations have benefited from our collective commitment:

Aboriginal Day – Millbrook First Nation Literacy Nova Scotia
Autumn House Lions Little League Field
Bridge Work Shop Midget AA Bearcats Hockey Club
CEC Safe Grad Nova Scotia Co-operative Council
Centennial Golf Club Rath East Link Community Centre
Colchester Community Workshop River Hebert Curling Club
Christmas Angels Rotary Club (Amherst & Truro)
Cumberland County 4-H Council Seniors 50 Club
Feed Nova Scotia Special Olympics
Forever Memorial Equestrian Centre Springhill Rink
Fundy Senior Games Tae Kwon Do
Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter Truro Horseman’s Club
Maggie’s Place Truro Index Program


Credit Unions and other Co-operatives work for sustainable development of their communities. To that end, Community Credit Union’s Board of Directors and employees give generously of time and resources to make Cumberland and Colchester counties better places to live and work.   We thank our membership for their ongoing support of our initiatives.