What We Believe In

There are three main things we believe in:
  • The What: Our mission says who we are, and what we do - clearly and concisely.
  • The Why: Our vision gives meaning to our everyday work. Our vision GUIDES our decisions, UNIFIES our people, and INSPIRES our actions.
  • The How: Our values are the fundamental beliefs that guide our behavior. Our values are the beliefs we live by.

Our Mission

We are a financial services provider run on principles. We deliver an exceptional member experience, we provide expert financial advice, and we use our profits for your good.

Our Vision

We will be the spark that inspires our members to achieve their financial well-being, our people to be their best, and our community to be strong and vibrant.

Our Values

We are principled.

We do the right things, the right way, for the right reasons. We are honest, accountable, respectful, and fair.

We are energetic.

We believe in doing our work with a spark. We are enthusiastic, positive, creative, and engaged.

We are collaborative.

We build each other up and work as a team. We are inclusive, appreciative, supportive, and coachable. We all contribute to the success of the organization.

We are experts.

We are committed to education, innovation, and professional growth. We respond to the changing needs of the organization and our members by listening, learning, and developing solutions.

We are local.

We believe in making a positive difference in the communities we serve. We are local people making local decisions.

We are strong.

We will be known for our corporate strength, leadership, and generosity. The stronger we are; the more we can achieve together.

The Co-operative Principles Expand/Collapse

Credit unions are unique in how they conduct business and serve their members.  Why?  Because we are guided by the Co-operative Principles; seven internationally accepted Co-operative Principles that help shape Credit Union business decisions and governance.

1. Voluntary and Open Membership

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.

2. Democratic Member Control

Co-operatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In primary co-operatives members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and co-operatives at other levels are also organized in a democratic manner.

3. Member Economic Participation

Members contribute equitably 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. Members usually receive limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing their co-operative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the co-operative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.

4. Autonomy and Independence

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.

5. Education, Training and Information

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 inform the general public - particularly young people and opinion leaders - about the nature and benefits of co-operation.

6. Co-operation among Co-operatives

Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.

7. Concern for Community

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



Aren't you proud you are a member?  Aren't you proud to be a part of something bigger?  We are sure grateful you are part of the spark.

If you have questions or concerns, please email us or give us a call at 306 842 6641.

 

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