In Our Community

At Sydney Credit Union, we understand the importance of supporting our local community!

Sydney Credit Union is uniquely positioned to support community development through:

  • loans to owners and small businesses;
  • sponsorship of community activities and events;
  • public education programs to foster personal financial well-being;
  • employees, active in the community as members of boards of trade, chambers of commerce, church groups, service organizations, charitable organizations, and numerous other activities;
  • and investment in numerous community projects.


For more information on Sydney Credit Union's community programs please visit the following links.

Support of Community Orgaizations Expand/Collapse

Sydney Credit Union is proud to support amazing community organizations such as the Ally Centre of Cape Breton, Big Pond Firehall, Cape Breton Eagles, Cape Breton Minor Hockey, Cape Breton Partnership, Cape Breton University, Christmas Daddies, Every Woman’s Centre, Highland Arts Theatre, Homeless Shelter, Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, Kidney Foundation (Cape Breton), L’Arche Cape Breton, Lingan Golf and Country Club, Loaves and Fishes, Make-A-Wish, Makin’ Waves CBRM, Riverview High Red Cup, Royal Canadian Legion Special Olympics, Motionball, Sydney Academy Safe Grad, Three Brothers Project, VON Cape Breton, Whitney Pier Youth Club, and YMCA Cape Breton.

Loyal2LocalChallange Expand/Collapse

Sydney Credit Union employees along with other participating credit union employees throughout the Atlantic provinces, were given up to $50 each to make purchases from local businesses between July 15 to August 15, 2021. During 2020, Loyal2Local was successful in driving $70,000 dollars into the Atlantic Canadian economy at a time when it was needed most.

Micro-Loan Program Expand/Collapse

New businesses create new employment opportunities; and both directly benefit the Cape Breton – Unama’ki economy. That is why the Cape Breton Partnership and Sydney Credit Union have joined together to offer a new and exciting pilot micro-lending program for female entrepreneurs. Click here to learn more!

EachOne | TeachOne Financial Literacy Series Expand/Collapse

Sydney Credit Union is committed to financial literacy and growing the financial knowledge and skills of our members and our communities. We offer support to groups and organizations by meeting people where they are, to provide a variety of sessions in plain language and in a non-sales approach. Topics are varied and include Basic Budgeting, Basic Banking, Managing Debt and Home Buying. With 2020 being a challenging year to meet in person, Sydney Credit Union’s EOTO facilitators switched to a virtual platform and continued to host 23 EOTO sessions with a reach of 239 participants.