Community Giving Video

VANCOUVER, Dec. 1 – Research shows that healthy starts in the early years lead to bright futures. This is something that credit unions in BC recognize and actively support.

Every year BC credit unions contribute 25 cents per member to the Success By 6 initiative, a unique partnership between United Ways of BC, Credit Unions of BC and the Ministry of Children and Family Development. This early childhood initiative is dedicated to providing all children in BC with a good start in life. In our region 8,882 Credit Union members have contributed $15,500 to date to the Success By 6 initiative.

To thank and recognize credit unions for their support, a video has been created. This informative and creative video will be officially launched on December 1, Canada’s Giving Tuesday.

Success By 6 BC

Success By 6 in BC is a unique, joint initiative of United Ways, Credit Unions of BC, the BC Government through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), and Aboriginal and community leaders. The initiative is dedicated to ensuring that children ages 0 to 6 have access to resources and programs that support their healthy growth and development.

Success By 6 builds child- and family-friendly communities through engaging citizens and funding programs that focus on literacy, nutrition, children’s play, parenting, family skills development and more.

The Goals of Success By 6 in British Columbia are to:

  • Build community capacity that will support an accessible, comprehensive range of Early Childhood Development (ECD) services for children (0-6 years) and their families.
  • Mobilize and leverage resources towards an accessible, comprehensive range of ECD services for children (0-6 years) and their families.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of the early years and increase public support for ECD as a community priority.

Contacts for further information:

Joseph Dunn
Provincial Director
Success By 6 BC
josephd@successby6bc.ca
604.268.1300 ext. 2257


Ellen Strelaeff
Success By 6 Regional Coordinator
Boundary Region
Ellen.Strelaeff@bfiss.org
250.442.2267 ext. 40261