Incorporated: 1950
Type: Credit Union
Location: Nelson, Rossland, Crawford Bay

Bio:  The mission of the Nelson & District Credit Union is “Enriching lives locally.”  NDCU has a long history. From cash box to community cornerstone, Nelson, Rossland and the East Shore locations have been the local credit unions for decades. Based on a history as an alternative to the banks, NDCU has grown from a modest beginning to an innovative, community-based financial cooperative. They believe their membership is the key to their success.  In 2010, NDCU financial support to the communities it serves topped $3.5 million in funds dispersed through the NDCU Community Investment Program.  This included a donation of 4.5 acres of land to the East Shore community park, $200,000 to support the Community First Health Co-op’s Wellness Centre, and $50,000 to Rossland’s Golden Bear Day Care, just to name a few.