In a release, Conexus Credit Union announced a renewed funding commitment to the province's education and literacy programs with an injection of $800,000 over the past 5 years to strategic agencies. One of those is Big Brothers/Big Sisters, which has an extremely active chapter servicing Humboldt and area.
“It’s simple for us. We have one priority - the financial well-being of our members and communities. We know that investing in education across the province sets our residents up for the kind of financial future that they deserve. Through our partnerships and shared passion for creating stronger communities together, we will continue to contribute to the economic, social, health, and wellness of Saskatchewan residents,” says Nicole Westerlund, VP of Member and Community Engagement at Conexus.
The release notes that over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters Saskatchewan has provided mentoring programs to children and youth in our province with a mission to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential in young people. Conexus projects that for every $1 invested into BBBS SK mentoring programs, $23 is returned into society. Consequently, Conexus has announced a three-year, $195,000 partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters Saskatchewan to help enable 100 lifechanging mentorship relationships.
Other agencies to receive investments include SOFIA House Employment Program (Regina), Prince Albert Literacy Network, and Regina Food for Learning.
To learn more about Conexus and its support for building future leaders, visit the webpage.