This award recognizes a credit union that has demonstrated the value of its unique structure through a comprehensive approach to social responsibility and community impact throughout its institution. 

Examples include lending products, staff support, investments, charitable giving, community-based initiatives, or multicultural services that directly impact the financial health of the communities they serve. 

The credit union should meet the following qualifications: 

  • The accomplishment(s) must have been achieved during the past eighteen (18) months from the date of entry. 
  • Currently an affiliated credit union of GoWest (one entry per credit union per awards category). 
  • The development of an initiative, business model, program, or service that addresses the local needs of the credit union’s community.