Community Prosperity

Strengthening the opportunities for people of  all ages and backgrounds in our region to thrive ensures a sustainable future. As a credit union, we particularly seek collabarative and innovative solutions that raise awareness of and share the benefits of the cooperative model.

Supporting community intiatives that further opportunities for young people to build successful careers here at home, help residents gain new skills and share knowledge, and  give a "hand up" to the disadvantaged to participate in our economy particularly hit home for our members.

We also recognize that "community" does not stop at the edge of the Shuswap. While "charity begins at home", it does not end there. With that in mind, we apply a small percentage of our giving to make an impact in this same way to global needs where we can make a difference. 

See below for examples of how SASCU with the help of our members are making a difference.

International Giving: Co-Operative Development Foundation "Breaking New Ground"

SASCU is supporting the spread of the co-operative model to help women and men in rural third world regions become agents of social change, improving the socio-economic situation of their families and communities, and closing the gap on gender inequality.

Co-operative chairperson Linda Adufude and other women co-operators are bringing food security to their farm families through better production and marketing of their crops, and by off-farm businesses they started with loans from their credit unions.

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Innovation & Technology 

SASCU is a proud sponsor of the Salmon Arm Innovation Centre–a resource hub for local events, workshops and equipment. The Innovation Centre houses a makerspace, which provides access to tools, technical equipment and helpful resources for members.

This co-learning space offers innovative tools such as 3D printing, woodworking material, virtual reality sets and more. To read more on what the Innovation Centre offers and about their SASCU member discounts, go to

Education and Youth

A community's youth is its future. At SASCU, we want our youth off to as strong of a start as possible.

Learn more about our Scholarships and Bursaries

Congratulations to our 2019 SASCU Scholarship recipients:

Logan Spence-Ellis, Julia Brown, Alton Neid, Emilie Petryshen, Ben VanBergeyk, Daniel Wyss, Lyndsey Chesham, Natasha Evanishin, Nickolette Godfrey, Claire Hall, Emma Grant, Janna Huntington and Jenna Marinus.

These students demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement, and are enrolled in full-time post secondary education. 

And our 2019 SASCU Award recipients:

Emily Gordon, Lauren Ough, Ethan Pyle, Micah Kerreman, Devon Schumacher, Katelyn Heide and Taylor Webster-Locke.

These awards go to students who are pursuing studies over 6 weeks in length or are in part-time studies–including Trade courses.