THE TEAM THAT CARES.
As a credit union, we’re different than a bank - and we like it that way. Every day, our Chinook Financial team delivers outstanding financial service and experiences to more than 20,000 members across 12 communities. You’re our member, not a number. We’re your neighbours, and your partner.
When you choose to bank with us, you become a member and an owner of a community-oriented financial institution with deep roots, big ideas, and a commitment to doing what’s right.
Helping Communities Prosper
Here’s what a community-focused approach to banking looks like.
$289,000 in total community contributions in 2017 (includes funds leveraged from external stakeholders and in-kind support)
Over 130 community organizations supported
Impacting over 2,800 southern Albertans
LEARN & EARN SCHOLARSHIP AND MATCHED SAVINGS
Applications close June 1, 2018
The Learn & Earn Scholarship provides more than just money. Through our matched savings program, we help you establish and reach savings goals, we match those savings, and we provide money management tools for to use throughout life!
All students entering grade 12 in September 2018 are eligible - priority is placed on students who are motivated, have some form of employment, and face financial barriers to achieving their career or education goals.
- Participants take part in this 11-month match savings program.
- Chinook matches student savings 2:1, to a maximum of $1,100.
Visit your local branch to apply!
- Work to build solutions to increase affordable, accessible and stable housing options for our citizens in need
FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND INCLUSION
- Help citizens increase their financial knowledge, skills and confidence so they are able to better manage their money
- Seek innovative ways to serve the ‘under banked’ by increasing access to mainstream financial service offerings
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SKILLS TRAINING
- Create economic opportunity by providing access to training, resources or skills needed to become gainfully employed, self-employed, and financially sustainable
- Support entrepreneurs to start or grow their own locally-based businesses
COMMUNITY PRIDE AND REVITALIZATION
- Help volunteers to build vibrant communities and foster civic pride
- Help neighbours or local businesses stay connected and supportive of each other
See how we make our communities stronger.
Partnerships That Deliver.
Proud 2018 Partner of:
Chinook Financial supports our local 4-H clubs by providing annual grants of up to $500 to support skill building or volunteer opportunities. Learn more about our partnership with 4H and how you can apply for funds.
Since 2015, Chinook Financial has supported Rosebud Centre for the Arts Chinook Youth Theatre and Chinook Theatre for Young Audiences programs with $10,000/year, and Chinook Financial staff offer a budgeting and savings workshop for the Rosebud Centre of the Arts staff and students.
Since 2014, 44 Chinook employees have reached over 1,300 students in 57 classes to teach career and money skills in many Junior Achievement programs across southern Alberta.
We’re proud members of:
We’re proud Supporters of:
Town of Bassano
Bassano Community Enhancement Society
Newell Further Education Council
Brooks Minor Hockey Association
Brooks & District Women's Safe Shelter Society
Parent Councils of Holy Family Academy and Christ. the King Academy schools
Brooks Street Rod Association
Spec association for Children and Families
Brooks And District Health Foundation
Brooks Communities In Bloom Association
Newell Christian Counselling Society
Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta Society
Carmangay Curling Club
Elder Abuse Day Claresholm
Soft Play Claresholm
Rocky Mountain Roping
Claresholm Trap Club
West meadow School
Willow Creek Composite High School
Claresholm Skating Club
Claresholm Society for the Arts
Claresholm High School Rodeo
Claresholm Schools Fundraising Society
Cluny Lions Club
Drumheller Community Learning Society
Heart to Heart Society of Drumheller
1st Drumheller Scouts
Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce
Fort Macleod Co-ed Volleyball
Fort Macleod Triathlon
South Country Fair Association
Gleichen Fall Fair
Chinook Junior Stock Show
Ducks Unlimited Hanna
Hanna Spray Park Committee
Hanna and District Youth Club
Stage Hanna Association
Hanna and District Agricultural Society
Hanna Cruisers Car Club
Hanna and District Association for Life Long Learning
Hussar Ladies Silver and Gold Gala
Cluny Stag Supper
Hussar Curling Club
Hussar rural Fire Association
Ladies Silver and Gold Gala
Drumheller Minor Baseball
Nanton Backpack School program
Nanton Marlin Swim Club
Nanton & District Animal Protection Society
Nanton Booster Club
Nanton Community and Athletic Society
Glen Keeley Memorial Bull Riding
Strathmore Night Market
Wheatland and Area Hospice Society
Hope Bridges Society for Creative and Continued Learning
Wheatland Crisis Society
Strathmore Regional Victim Services Society
Crowther Memorial Junior High School
Strathmore & District Curling Club
Communities in Bloom - Strathmore
Vulcan Curling Club
Village Of Lomond
Vulcan County Health And Wellness Foundation
Spock Days Association
Vulcan & Region Family and Community Support Services
Big Country Riding and Roping Club
Stavely Ag Society
Royal Canadian Legion - Strathmore Branch #10
Lions Club Of Strathmore
Growing Families Society
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