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January 8, 2018

First West Credit Union is now accepting nominations from candidates interested in standing for election to the board of directors.

Four seats will be available in the 2018 election – two in the Envision Region and two at-large seats. Nominations will be accepted from Jan. 3, 2018 until noon on Feb. 9, 2018.

Interested in learning what the board is looking for in new directors and how you can get involved?...

January 7, 2018

A 19,000 foot climb up Mount Kilimanjaro will teach you a lot about yourself. Two leaders from First West Credit Union share their experience and the lessons learned throughout their journey.

Climbing to the top of one of the tallest free -standing mountains in the world was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences that Jim Lamond and Kevin Tom have ever had. Although their reasons for pursuing the climb were different, they were brought together by...

January 4, 2018

First West’s senior manager of community investment reflects on a year of celebrating volunteerism through Simple Generosity and looks ahead to 2018.

January always evokes a feeling of new beginnings for me, like I’m on the cusp of something big that’s just about to begin. 2018 will be an important year for us at First West—we have a number of significant programs and initiatives coming up to support and better our communities.

But I...

November 23, 2017

Ilka Bene, senior HR business partner with First West, was the 2017 recipient of the prestigious HR Professional of the Year, an honour bestowed by Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, B.C. and Yukon chapter. Here she reflects on learnings from the experience.

I’ve chosen to work for an organization that understands the value...

November 17, 2017

Every October, amidst the cooling temperatures and falling leaves, employees across First West Credit Union roll up their sleeves and lend a helping hand to community organizations as part of Make a Difference Days. This annual community service program enables and encourages employees to take time out of their work day to give back and get involved with a local non-profit organization.

Since first launched at...

September 27, 2017

“If only I had access to better-quality information and in-depth analysis through which I could better understand my organization’s people-related strengths, challenges and trends.”

“If only I could pinpoint the exact source of a particular human resources problem in order to choose the right solution.”

“If only I knew which people-related questions to ask.”

Sound familiar? If you’re a human resources professional...