Envision Financial

Community Grants


At Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, we aim to enhance our communities for children and families. What better way to do that than by supporting community programs. We are giving out a $50,000 grant to one organization to further a community-focused project, program or initiative. This grant is one of three that First West is distributing to support organizations in the regions it serves—$150,000 distributed in support of Canada 150.

We received so many inspiring applications for community projects, programs and other initiatives that are benefiting our future generations and strengthening community bonds. Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourites and also to the selection committee who had the most difficult task of selecting only one winner. And now, drumroll please...

We are proud to announce that the recipient of the $50,000 Simple Generosity community grant is Just Breathe!

("The Healer" footage used with permission)

Just Breathe is a fund created by youth actress Kaitlyn Bernard, which supports Camp Goodtimes from the Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. & Yukon Division. We’ve been SO inspired by Kaitlyn’s story—a Grade 11 student, she was inspired to create Just Breathe after starting as a child with terminal cancer in the film ‘The Healer’ and donated almost all her earnings from the film to the cause. The $50,000 will support the expansion of the Youth Council which facilitates positive peer-to-peer connections, enable the Year-Round Family Support Program to organize and fund additional events, and fund additional summer camp spots and travel assistance for kids and families.


Thank you for inspiring us Kaitlyn!


Thank you to our partner in #SimpleGenerosity.