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The Story of Khalsa Credit Union

Working for People, Planet and Prosperity

Who We Are

Driven by the vision of a world where financial services in local communities contribute to a sustainable future for all, we at KCU are guided by our values: equality, honesty, accountability, ethical behavior, seva, and sharing. Our overall mission is to provide financial services for the betterment of our members, employees, communities, and the environment.


Our Mission

To be the most successful Sikh Credit Union. To care about our community and contribute to Sikh education, culture and religion. To be an environmentally conscious and committed organization that is responsive to member-owners.

Our Vision

To be Sikh community's first choice for financial services


How We Can Make an Impact Together

Our ‘triple bottom line’ people, planet, prosperity is at the heart of how we do business, and we actively use financial services and focused efforts in the community for the benefit of people, businesses, and the environment.


Our members are the reason we exist. We work hard to help our members achieve the financial future they desire.


A healthy financial future also requires a healthy planet. Working side-by-side with our members, we will protect our cherished planet.


Prosperity for members and the community is our fundamental focus. However, prosperity will not be blindly pursued at the expense of people and the planet.

Our History

We opened our first branch in Vancouver in 1986

Like any great credit union origin story, ours begins with our pioneers who had deep roots in a closely bound Sikh Community within BC. Since our inception, we’ve grown as an organization but our values have stayed strong and true. We believe in seva, equality, ethical behavior, accountability, and giving back to our community.

Our Founding Members

The people who helped make Khalsa Credit Union a reality almost 35 years ago

See all our founders

Building on Resilience and Growth

Upgrades to technology and expansion of services

We focus on implementing innovative products by investing in digital solutions. At the same time, we continue to provide exceptional service to our members. With the changing dynamics of our industry, as well as our members' evolving banking habits, we launched our new website, a digital banking platform that provides an improved online and mobile experience


Tomorrow and Beyond

KCU in the future

Driven by a passion to do the right thing for our members, we will continue to work on solutions to improve the financial wellbeing of our community.  KCU is a strong, resilient organization and we remain steadfast our focus to positively impact the financial health of our members


Cooperative Principles

We are committed to the Principles of the International Cooperative Alliance

Khalsa’s identity as a credit union is founded upon these seven principles:

  • Voluntary and open membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Member economic participation
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Education, training and information
  • Cooperation among cooperatives
  • Concern for community
Values-Based Banking

What’s good for the community is good for the world 

As a socially responsible co-operative, our mission is to provide financial services for the betterment of our members, employees, and communities. Our ‘triple bottom line’—people, planet, prosperity—is at the heart of how we do business, we actively offer financial services for the benefit of people and focus on good of the environment. We believe that values-based banking contributes to long-term business success and helps build a better world for all.
Our Commitment to Youth

Scholarships and bursaries

We believe our youth are our future leaders. Every year Khalsa Credit Union provides various scholarships and bursaries to exemplary students and athletes and to those in need. Be sure to encourage our students to apply.

Our Commitment to Community


Thrilled to share immense success that our incredible KCU team and our members had in a street cleanup drive, demonstrating our commitment to the environment and community well-being.

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