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Prospera Credit Union Announces Recognition Program for Essential Branch Staff

Prospera Credit Union announces #GIVINGCREDIT Program to provide recognition for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Surrey, BC. – In a tumultuous year, a little appreciation goes a long way in the workplace, and Prospera Credit Union is highlighting 75 of their branch employees during a month-long recognition program called #GIVINGCREDIT.

The COVID-19 pandemic shone a light on the jobs that keep our society functioning in a crisis – the doctors, nurses, grocery store clerks, gas station attendants and financial services. Prospera branch employees supported members during the onset of the pandemic, and continue to do so every day, despite the uncertainty of the current climate.

For TJ Schmaltz, Chief Legal & People Officer at Prospera, the challenges faced by branch staff haven’t gone unnoticed. “Our branch staff work tirelessly to support our members and adapted quickly to safety protocols and our “new normal” all while juggling COVID-19 concerns, increased childcare demands due to homeschooling and adjustments we’ve all made to ensure our safety during this pandemic.”

Winners of the #GIVINGCREDIT campaign were nominated for their efforts during the beginning of the pandemic, when several Prospera and Westminster Savings branches were closed due to Provincial restrictions. These employees stepped up to the challenge by relocating to work at open branches and the Member Service Centre while supporting members during a very challenging time.

One of the recipients of the #GIVINGCREDIT awards was Colton Cheney, branch manager at the Penticton Prospera Branch, who says “I was very happy to find out that I was recognized through our Giving Credit campaign. It means a lot considering the challenging year that we have all faced with the pandemic, in addition to the merger. I am thankful for the great people that I work with at Prospera Credit Union and appreciate the support we receive from our leadership team.”

Each nominee received a gift card for their efforts and was spotlighted to all staff and on social media. Learn more about their stories from the people who nominated them at prospera.ca.


About Prospera Credit Union

Built on over 75 years as a BC credit union, Prospera Credit Union is a community based, purpose-driven organization that offers a full range of financial products and services. Prospera is British Columbia’s third-largest credit union, with $9 billion in assets and 120,000 members. With 27 branches, Prospera is proud to serve communities from Vancouver, through the Fraser Valley, and to the Okanagan. Improving community resilience through targeted and meaningful investments is a key part of Prospera’s vision. To learn more about Prospera Credit Union, visit prospera.ca.

Media Contacts

Jessica Thiessen
Manager, Communications
mediarelations@prospera.ca