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Member stories

Hear what our members have to say about their experience banking with Gulf & Fraser.


Helping our personal membership achieve their biggest goals

Get to know some of our members and how we’ve supported their financial wellness.

George Pitman

George is a successful businessman, designer, and builder. He’s been enjoying the benefits of credit union membership since before he could count.

Katrina Heinonen

Katrina is a third-generation Gulf & Fraser member – and proud of it. She’s enjoyed many member benefits, including receiving a bursary for her education.

Joy & Gino

Joy and Gino always dreamed of building a vacation home in the Cayman Islands. With support from Gulf & Fraser, they made that dream a reality.

Mackenzie Dean

After completing her Masters, Mackenzie struggled with high student debt and no support from her financial institution – until Gulf & Fraser stepped in.

Don Branjcich

Gulf & Fraser membership runs in Don’s family, starting with a loan to his father. To this day, Don and his wife still love all the member benefits they receive.


Empowering businesses with the member benefits they deserve

Learn about some of the amazing businesses that bank with us and why they love their membership.

Shannon Garraway

Shannon runs Lifestyle Equipment Canada. When she moved her business to Gulf & Fraser, she was impressed by the many member benefits, including our mobile service and in-depth support.

Meredith Powell

Meredith is a self-made entrepreneur. A loan from Gulf & Fraser helped kickstart her first business and she’s continued to bank with us ever since, thanks to our strong values and personal service.

Christophe Bonzon

Christophe credits Gulf & Fraser with giving his business the opportunity to grow. Through his membership, he got the renovation funding no other financial institution would provide.

Marla Brock

Like a lot of people, Marla found business banking intimidating – until she joined Gulf & Fraser. She loves the member benefits she receives and our approachable, solutions-focused team.


Supporting local organizations with the funding to do great things

Read about some of our incredible community partners and how we’ve helped them create greater impact.

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society

In the mid-80s, Gulf & Fraser members formed a society to protect the heritage of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Their credit union was there to support them.

Boys & Girls Club of South Coast BC

BGC received funding from Gulf & Fraser to support their popular after-school programs, aimed at helping older kids build strong life skills.

Steveston Historical Society

Supported by Gulf & Fraser, the society created a beautiful brochure designed to transport people back in time during self-guided tours.

Justice Institute of British Columbia

With Gulf & Fraser funding, JIBC’s paramedics learn to save children’s lives with specialized equipment.

The MS Society

Donations from our foundation helped the society launch “MS Navigators”, a service that supports those diagnosed with MS.

Down Syndrome Research Foundation

Support from Gulf & Fraser ensures DSRF’s adult learners are equipped with the tools to gain practical digital skills.

Children of the Street Society

Funds from the Gulf & Fraser Foundation helped create toolkits to educate parents on childhood exploitation.

Burnaby MoreSports

With support from Gulf & Fraser, Burnaby MoreSports gives children the chance to experience sports without barriers.

Langley Hospice Society

The Gulf & Fraser Foundation helped the society offer practical and emotional support to those who’ve lost a partner.


Are you a member with a story to share?

Get in touch! We’d love to hear about how Gulf & Fraser – or any of our founding credit unions – made a difference in your life or community.

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Our vision

Our aim is to create a future where everyone in our communities can achieve financial wellness, igniting opportunities for members and empowering them to reach their goals.


Community is the backbone of our credit union, so we’re committed to making a positive impact to the local social, economic, and environmental well-being.