INSPIRE, combines existing WFCU Credit Union community investment initiatives, with new signature events that aim to provide engaging, entertaining and educational opportunities for people to come together as a community, and further expand WFCU Credit Union’s community outreach.

INSPIRE consists of the following:

A Night at the Movies

Free community movie nights will be hosted by WFCU Credit Union to bring communities together to enjoy family-friendly movies shown on big screens in various parks and community centres throughout the region.

Community 1 Chequing Account

The Community 1 Chequing Account designed for charities and community organizations provides organizations with a means for their funds to earn interest, calculated daily and paid monthly.

A monthly fee of $3.50 can be waived when a minimum monthly balance of $2,500 is maintained.

Community Donations Fund

Each fiscal year, funds are allocated for distribution to worthwhile community and charitable organizations and used to support agency programs and projects.  These programs and projects are facilitated within the communities of Windsor and Essex County.

Egg Drop

The Easter Egg Drop consists of 25,000 Easter eggs being dropped from a helicopter for children to collect.

Community Relations Programs

The Community Relations Program includes Youth Sponsorships, Initiatives, Charitable Sponsorship and Donations. Each year the credit union establishes an operational budget of community involvement initiatives worthy of ongoing support by the credit union.

Detroit Lions Education

Through their partnership with the Detroit Lions, WFCU Credit Union will emphasize financial literacy, with the introduction of the Detroit Lions Financial Literacy Program. Exclusive school assemblies, with appearances by Roary and hosted by the Detroit Lions Football Education Division, will give youth in the Windsor-Essex community an opportunity to participate in discussions focused on financial literacy, leadership and anti-bullying.

Goods-In-Kind and Volunteerism

Including support for numerous organizations and their fundraising activities through the donation of goods-in-kind as well as volunteerism. Many members of WFCU Credit Union's Board of Directors and staff volunteer for various Boards and Committees throughout the community and for numerous fundraising events. WFCU Credit Union also provides product to organizations for use in fundraising raffles and auctions.

Multi-Year Giving Program

The Multi-Year Giving Program provides a means for WFCU Credit Union to assist charitable and/or non-profit organizations that are embarking on Capital projects. Support for these requests for funding is spread over three years.


Through our association with local sports organizations, WFCU Credit Union's Harold Hewitt Scholarship, LaSalle Strawberry Festival Pageant Scholarship and the Miss Tecumseh Pageant Scholarship, WFCU Credit Union is able to contribute to post secondary education for youth in our community.

Speaker Series

The WFCU Credit Union Speaker Series will host renowned personalities who will share unique experiences and perspectives on a variety of topics including entertainment, politics, environment, business and the arts.

Spelling Bee

The WFCU Credit Union Scripps Regional Spelling Bee gives area youth in grades 4 to 8 the opportunity to win the chance to represent the communities of Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent at the Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals being held in Washington, DC in May, 2019.

Youth Literacy Program

This customized youth program will give youth in the Windsor-Essex community an opportunity to participate in discussions focused on financial literacy, self-esteem, reading and anti-bullying.

WFCU Community Rooms

The Community Rooms are located in each retail location and are made available to community groups free of charge for their meetings. Refreshments are also available free of charge to the groups. All non-profit groups approved for use by WFCU Credit Union are eligible.

Community Room Booking Packages
Click here to view the 2019 booking package and here for the 2020 booking package.


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