We recognize times may be uncertain and finances may be tight this year. Saving for your future may not be top of mind. However, even contributing a small amount to your RRSP today will go a long way in the future. It’s not just about long-term growth but also benefits, like lowering this year’s taxes. More important, your funds at CCEC are invested in your community, neighbours and local businesses.
Our members tell us that they are with CCEC because we are aligned with their values. As we are hosting the second Virtual Town Hall on Saturday, January 16th at 10:30am, a member wrote to us saying, “CCEC fills a niche that no other credit union does: a people-centred perspective that sees everyone as an equal no matter their heritage, income, or orientation.” We continue to be an independent single branch credit union in a financial industry that has been undergoing consolidation for many years. The member reminds us of our history and says, “Where else can BIPOC and employment-challenged communities go for vehicle loans? Where else can social enterprises go that aligns with their values-based mission statements? Where else could a WomenFutures Loan Guarantee Fund exist?”
The member adds, “There is part of CCEC's original mission that is based on E. F. Schumacher's "Small Is Beautiful" (1973). There is something to staying small on purpose! CCEC has always been about ensuring its acronym stays true: Community, Congress and Economic Change. This is why CCEC exists. “
So, as we are encouraging our members to invest in an RRSP, remember that the funds in your RRSP at CCEC stays in your community and support what is important to you.
Call us today and ask how you can contribute to, top up or start an RRSP.
Email Joanne to RSVP for the Virtual Town Hall on Saturday and add your voice to the conversation on the future of CCEC.