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Aviso Webinar: Explore year-end tax tips

November 29, 2022

The end of the year is the perfect time to explore potential tax saving opportunities that could benefit you before the curtains close on 2022.

To learn more about tax saving opportunities, relevant to both the time of year and your life stage, join us for a 60-minute webinar with tax expert Doug Carroll. Doug will share 22 tax tips for you to consider before year-end that will help keep your finances on track in 2023.

Webinar topic: Year-end tax tips – 2022
Date & Time
: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (two sessions available)

Speaker: Doug Carroll, Tax & Estate Specialist at Aviso Wealth Inc.
Platform: Zoom

Cost: Free!

*Aviso Wealth Inc. ('Aviso') is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aviso Wealth LP, which in turn is owned 50% by Desjardins Financial Holding Inc. and 50% by a limited partnership owned by the five Provincial Credit Union Centrals and The CUMIS Group Limited. The following entities are subsidiaries of Aviso: Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. (including Credential Securities, Qtrade Direct Investing, Qtrade Advisor, VirtualWealth and Aviso Correspondent Partners), Credential Asset Management Inc., Credential Insurance Services Inc., Credential Financial Strategies Inc. and Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P.

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Enter our colouring contest to celebrate Credit Union Day for your chance to WIN!

October 20, 2022

Join us in celebrating the spirit of the global credit union movement where we reflect on the history, achievements, and values of credit unions. Thank you for being a part of our story!

To celebrate Credit Union Day we invite all kids age 12 and under to enter our Power your possibleTM colouring contest for a chance to WIN one of 3 Registered Education Savings Plan (RESPs) prizes: 1st prize $500, 2nd prize $250 and 3rd prize $150.*

To enter: 

1. Download the colouring sheet, print and colour the picture
2. Fill out your name and age
3. Take a picture of your artwork and email it to along with your parent's full name, phone number and/or email address. You can also drop off your artwork at any of our branches.

The contest closes November 30, 2022. We'll choose 3 winners and contact them December 1, 2022. Good luck!

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Interior Savings Credit Union and Gulf & Fraser engage in merger discussions. Two BC credit unions look to unite the province.

October 6, 2022

This news comes as credit unions across the country prepare for the Canadian Government to introduce Open Banking, which will give consumers more choice in financial services while removing barriers to international players. Interior Savings and Gulf & Fraser are among many credit unions looking to combine resources to stay competitive and relevant well into the future.

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Grand Forks Credit Union and G&F Financial Group merger update

September 16, 2022

G&F Financial Group and Grand Forks Credit Union are taking steps towards merging. The two credit unions have members throughout the province and plan to come together to provide greater access for members of both organizations, no matter where they live. In July, they submitted an Application for Consent to the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) for review. They expect to hear back from BCFSA in October and to call on members to vote on the merger in November. A website has been launched with more details on the pending merger.

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G&F to open 7th branch in Vancouver

September 9, 2022

G&F Financial Group will open a new branch in south Vancouver, its seventh branch in the city. Slated to open in early 2023, the Oakridge Branch will be located in the new Cambie Gardens development situated between Cambie and Heather Street from West 57th to West 59th Avenue. 

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Get rewarded for taking steps to reach your financial goals

June 15, 2022

Explore the NEW Member Rewards Program. Join a program that rewards you as you strive to achieve your financial goals.
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View our Annual Report website

April 12, 2022

We’re always ready to try new ways of sharing information with our members. This year we have highlighted our key achievements and community giving on a special website. We invite you to explore the website, watch the videos and learn how our credit union is making a difference in the community. And please send us your feedback through the survey on the website.