Community

About our Community Investment Program

We have one priority — the financial well-being of our members.

To qualify for support from the Community Investment Program, an initiative must align with our key priority — financial well-being – as well as meet our Program eligibility guidelines.

What we support

Together with non-profit and charitable organizations, we promote financial well-being through

  • financial literacy education programs
  • capital projects
  • programs that address basic human needs in the areas of
    • education – work and life skill programs, adult education, literacy
    • food – food banks, community gardens
    • shelter – Habitat for Humanity, support shelters
    • health services – health & dental programs, hospital equipment

What we don't support

Requests for support from any of the following initiatives, programs, or events do not qualify:

  • Sport & Recreation initiatives or team funding
  • Conferences or trade shows
  • Operational, deficit or retroactive funding
  • School funding
  • Playground funding
  • Daycare funding
  • Playschool funding
  • Travel funding
  • Awards or Appreciation event
  • Fairs, Festivals or Galas
  • Individual pursuits
  • Research funding
  • Religious group, events or projects
  • Lobby and advocacy groups
  • Political parties or affiliated events
  • Controversial issues

How applications are evaluated

Only applications submitted online will be deliberated. Here are some questions our evaluation team considers to help you prepare your online application.

  • Does the initiative align with our key priority area – financial well-being
  • Does the initiative meet the Community Investment Program eligibility guidelines?
  • Does the initiative incorporate a financial literacy component?
  • Does the initiative provide long-term measurable impact through programming addressing a basic human need?
  • Who and how many will benefit from your program?
  • How will Conexus benefit or be recognized?
  • How will you measure success, provide evaluations and ongoing reporting?
  • Who are the other community partners supporting your initiative?
  • Do you or your organization have an active business relationship with Conexus?
Note: At all times, Conexus Credit Union Code of Conduct and standards for business conduct apply when evaluating requests for support.

How to apply

Step 1 – Review the Community Investment Program for eligibility.

Step 2 – Complete the online application and attach all applicable documentation (allow 20 minutes).

Step 3 - Once submitted, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of the request.

Step 4 – Await the results of your application.

Response time

If your request is of a larger nature and based on the volume of requests received, it might take longer for us to respond. Here are approximate response times:

  • Up to $5,000 - 6 weeks 
  • Up to $25,000 - 2 months 
  • Up to $50,000 - 3 months
  • Up to $100,000 - 4 months
  • Over $100,000 - 6 months

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Having issues?

If you experience problems filling in the online application, please contact us by email: publicrelations@conexus.ca.
 
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Please review our program guidelines before submitting your application.