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Community is one of our core values.

It's been that way since the beginning.

 

We're the Shuswap's trusted Credit Union

 

We constantly strive to be a part of the fabric of the Shuswap, by serving individuals and the community as a whole. We care about what happens in the Shuswap because it's not just where we work, it's where we live.

 
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Our location

Shuswap is our home

Founded in Salmon Arm and having grown to five locations in Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Sorrento, and Enderby, we are proud to serve the Shuswap.

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Member benefits

Members are owners

We are owned by nearly 20,000 members who are also our customers. With assets of over $900 million under administration, we’re proud to be among the top-rated credit unions in all of Canada. Right here in the Shuswap.

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Company growth

SASCU financial group

We're more than just a credit union. We now also include SASCU Wealth Incorporated, which has been part of the financial planning industry since 1998, and SASCU Insurance which began operation in 2008 and now includes a second location in Enderby.

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We are a co-operative

 

Our members are owners. They elect the board of directors, who are responsible for setting SASCU's strategic direction. As a co-operative we are dedicated to our community and proud to serve our members. 

 
 

In Canada, the seven co-operative principles are based on the International Cooperative Alliance Statement of the cooperative identity and are guidelines by which co-operatives like SASCU put their values into practice:

 

Co-operatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.

Co-operatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions on the principle of one member one vote. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership.

Members contribute to and democratically control the capital of their co-operative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the co-operative. The co-operative’s surplus is either distributed to its members in proportion to their transactions with the co-op, or directed to other activities approved by the membership.

Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their co-operative autonomy.

Co-operatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. They also strive to inform the general public – particularly young people and opinion leaders – about the nature and benefits of co-operation.

Co-operatives serve their members and strengthen the co-operative movement by working in solidarity with other co-ops and national, regional, and international co-operative organizations.  

Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members.

 

At SASCU, we are proud of our history—our strong roots among community members with a can-do attitude and a shared vision.

We are even prouder of where we are heading!

The people of SASCU are dedicated to ensuring this financial organization continues to be a valuable contributor to healthy communities and prosperous members for generations to come.

 

Vision:

To be our members' lifelong financial partner.

Values:

We continuously seek new ways of doing things.

We strive for excellence.

We honour our relationships with dignity and respect.

We collaborate in the pursuit of shared goals.

We make common sense decisions.

 

​I trust that when I seek support, they have my financial best interest in mind.

Georgia R.
 

Community

We are proud to contribute to the economic, environmental, and social development of our region.

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Careers

Join our team of over 140 people across our locations in Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Sorrento, and Enderby. 

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Governance

Our members elect the Directors of the board, who set policies and guidelines, and oversee the overall operation of SASCU.

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News & Events

See what we're planning in the community and what we're doing that's making news in the Shuswap.

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