The Credit Union Foundation of British Columbia is the provincial wide philanthropic organization.  The Foundation’s primary purpose is to provide education awards to British Columbia resident post secondary students in need of financial assistance for academic, technological, or vocational training at accredited schools within the province. Awards are also given to mature students upgrading their basic education and skills to allow them to enter the work force.

Recently, two CCEC Members and one non-member in our community received awards from the CU Foundation.  Congratulations!  

Kelsey Bertin is in the 2nd year of the Global Stewardship Program at Capilano College; 


 Jesika De Giacomo is in the Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program at MTI Community College;  

and Chrissy Pouos is in her 2nd year of the BFA Program at Langara College & Emily Carr University. 

Apply on line at  Applications are accepted three times per year. 

If starting: Submit: Deadline: Award Notice:
Fall semester September 1 to October 15 Mid-December
Winter semester January 1 to February 15 Mid-March
Spring/Summer semester May 1 to June 15 Mid-July

Kelsey is in 2nd year on the Global Stewardship program at Capilano College.
Kelsey is in 2nd year on the Global Stewardship program at Capilano College.
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Through its' members, CCEC has a Scholarship Fund.  Interested youth apply to the Fund to have their registration fee subsidized.   Click here for the Blog on the 2013 Youth who attended Camp YES.  

Keep an eye out for the 2014 Thermometer. How many youth are we sending to camp this year?

Deadline June 13, 2014 to apply for Sponsorship. Download the Application Form. Submit to Joanne by email or drop at the Branch. 

The YES offers Roots programs for new participants ages 14-16:

  • Roots A - July 6-12
  • Roots B - July 13-19
  • Roots C - Aug. 17-23
  • Roots D - Aug. 24-30

Pathways -  For all participants ages 16-18:

  • Pathways A - July 27-Aug. 2
  • Pathways B - Aug. 3-9


  • Early Bird - $650 3 weeks before camp 
  • Regular Rate - $700 within 3 weeks of the camp

Lean new skills, make new friends, and challenge yourself in an environment of support and respect. You'll come home with a new perspective, new tools, and the confidence to be a leader in your own life. 

    We wish to thank our CCEC members who contributed to our Camp YES Scholarship Fund 2013. Keep an eye out for the 2014 Thermometer. How many youth are we sending to camp this year?

    Sharon Lee, Michelle Brook, Faune Johnson, Jay Hamburger, Jamie Ritchie, Trish Barry, Sid Tan, Leanna Paul, carol weaver creative, Kathleen Oliver, Melanie Ray, Tania Conley, Roving Vet, Aasya Greenbak, Robert Twiss, Jill King, A.Reimer, Poplar Studios, D. Azrael, Peter Greenwell, Vancouver Pain Management Society and the Vancouver Dispensary Society

    In 2013, our CCEC Members helped to send four youth to camp: 


    Rosie Peters, Jayne Peters, Mabel James and Jayde Becker


    Since its' inception, this camp has been a transformative experience for our youth (and their parents)!  

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    Congratulations to Groundswell Education Society as the recipient of the Roger Inman Memorial Award 2013!  The award is given annually to a project that dislpays innovations in community economic development. Groundswell is a youth oriented exploration of grassroots economic alternatives in East Van.  Matt Hern, Director, accepted the award at the CCEC AGM that was held on February 1, 2014.  Read the blog post featuring an interview with Matt about Groundswell - his latest initiative. 

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    There is an excellent article in The Tyee on the "New Economy".  CCEC member Jordan Bober offers some insights and commentary on the world facing the millennial generation.  Jordan has been active in two noteworthy project, Seedstock Community Currency and Living the New Economy.

    One key message is that new realities require adaptation, and the generation now coming of age are not 'consumers' like their parents may have been, and they discovering the value of thrift, sharing and co-operation.  


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