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We welcome media inquiries and speaking engagements. Please contact First West's media relations team at the info below, or email

Jason Brown | Manager, Media Relations
TEL: 604-539-7415  CELL: 604-319-1211

Brian Bevilacqua | Sr. Manager, Communications & PR
TEL: 604-539-7389  CELL: 604-309-7446

media packages

First West Annual Report 2016

First West Annual Report 2015

Facts at a glance

media releases

November 26, 2014

Langley, B.C. (Nov. 26, 2014) — First West Credit Union CEO Launi Skinner has again been recognized as one of Canada’s most influential women. Skinner was named to the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 for a fourth time, garnering her...

November 14, 2014

Duncan, B.C. and Langley B.C. (Nov. 14, 2014) — After six weeks of information-sharing, public meetings and thoughtful conversation, Island Savings members have approved by majority a special resolution that will see the organization join First West Credit Union on January 1, 2015.

October 30, 2014

Victoria, B.C. and Langley B.C. (Oct. 30, 2014)— As Island Savings members consider the direction of their credit union, the business community on the south Island is already getting a taste of what the future as part of First West Credit Union might be like.

A partnership with...

October 29, 2014

Victoria, B.C. (October 29, 2014) — Already seeing the benefits of greater efficiency and less waste, Island Savings will pay its recent Lean learning forward to help long-time community partner Big Brothers Big Sisters reduce the time it currently takes to match a child with his or her...

October 27, 2014

$2 million endowment is the largest since the formation of the First West Foundation

Duncan, B.C. and Langley B.C. (Oct. 27, 2014) — Vancouver Island and Gulf Island communities will have a new source of much-needed community support through the merger of First West...