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Pandemic Response Plan


The COVID-19 virus is a significant item in the news. The risk is still ranked as low for the general population in Canada, but this could change rapidly.

Accessing your account information

We remain fully operational, as normal. Accessing your funds and information has not changed.

Contact us at 250-428-5351, at www.cdcu.com or to support@cdcu.com for any questions.

For the protection of all concerned, if you are exhibiting signs
of illness and/or have travelled outside of Canada recently, please contact
our branch and we will do our best to assist you.

As recommended by BC Health Authority Guidelines, please self-isolate
for 14 days upon your return if you have been outside of Canada.


Our Promise to our Members

To help encourage good hygiene practices, hand sanitizing products are available for all staff and members. Hands can transmit infectious material (for example saliva or other body fluids that may contain viruses) to the mouth, nose or eyes, where there is a direct route of entry into the body.

During a pandemic, thorough workplace cleaning measures are required to minimize the transmission of virus through non-porous (i.e. doorknobs, sinks) and porous surfaces (i.e. curtains, chairs, cubical walls) as some viruses can live up to two days on surfaces.

We have cleaned and/or disinfected our desks, workstations, fax/photocopier/printers, coffee machines, fridge handles, doorknobs, telephones, light switches.

Employee Protection

Employee protection involves providing a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees prior to, during and after a pandemic. We have ensured:

• Providing basic hygiene products and training to employees
• Establishing workplace cleaning guidelines.

Hand washing is an important way to reduce transmission of infectious diseases. Running water and non-abrasive hand soap must be used for at least 30 seconds when washing. It is important to dry hands either mechanically or with disposable toweling after washing.

Communication Strategy

Communication is an important element of a pandemic response plan. It is critical to effectively communicate before, during and after an epidemic or pandemic. Our Communication Plan includes:

• Awareness – our employees are aware on the hazards associated with the virus (including symptoms) and procedures to isolate and report cases in order to reduce exposures.

• Reporting – we commit to reporting to the local health department if dealing with a potentially infected individual. We adhere to recommendations of the local health department.

We will keep you informed of any service disruptions and will update this webpage accordingly.



Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. A novel coronavirus is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and humans.

Symptoms

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Transmission

Non-seasonal influenza is spread through close contact with live, infected animals.

Diagnoses

Coronavirus infections are diagnosed by a health care provider based on symptoms and are confirmed through laboratory tests.

Prevention

• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty.
• Practice food safety. Avoid consumption of raw or undercooked animal products.
• Ensure you are familiar with the symptoms.
• If you develop a fever accompanied with cough and muscle pain, immediately seek a health care professional’s advice.
• Be aware and follow the recommended actions from your local physician or health provider.
• If you are quarantined by health authorities, inform your work site supervisor or appropriate personnel or family member.
• It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. Talking to people you trust can help.

For up to date information we follow:


• World Health Organization (WHO)
• Public Health Agency of Canada
• Government Travel Advisories
BC Centre for Disease Control

Need financial assistance for post secondary education?

Credit Union Foundation of BC

Did you know that the Credit Unions of BC Bursary Program awarded over $145,000 in bursaries in 2016?

Creston & District Credit Union is proud to help BC students reach their post-secondary education goals through the Credit Unions of BC Bursary Program.  Submit your bursary application today and get help towards funding your future!

To qualify for funding, applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  • Be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Reside in BC and be a Canadian Citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or designated as a protected person
  • Have proof of post-secondary enrolment in an academic, vocational, technical, or technological program and transcripts.  Please note: graduate and post-graduate students are not eligible.
  • Enrolment must be in a public Canadian post-secondary institution at the time of application.  Applicants attending accredited private institutions will only be considered if their chosen program is not offered at a public institution.  In this case, applicants must provide a statement as to why they are not attending a public institution, as well as a receipt for tuition.

Important Deadlines:
If Attending: Application open
for submission:
Application
Deadline:
Award Notice:
Fall Semester September 1 October 15 Mid-December
Winter Semester January 1 February 15 Mid-March
Spring/Summer Semester May 1 June 15 Mid July

Annual Bake Sale Fundraiser



The Creston & District Credit Union staff and management shone again with our eagerly anticipated Annual Bake Sale fundraiser in 2019 for the Valley Community Services TAPS Program. 

The Credit Union Staff & Management, along with some added help from their families and even some of our members, raised a whopping $1,012.50. With the Credit Unions' matching donation, we proudly presented Bridget Currie with a cheque for $2,025.


2016 - Celebrating 65 Years!

 

We celebrated our 65th Anniversary by holding a free pancake breakfast hosted by the Lions Club International of Creston.  There was free giveaways, facepainting and of course, CAKE!

Thank you to everyone who attended and made our day extra special!

We've Celebrated Our 60th Anniversary in 2011

This year was Creston & District Credit Union’s 60th Anniversary. In celebration, we presented two Legacy Awards in the amount of $25,000 each.

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