Khalsa Credit Union (KCU) is a credit union based on the Sikh faith. KCU is proud to serve the Sikh community.
Khalsa Credit Union proudly participates in many religious activities, including, but not limited to, the annual Vaisaikhi Nagar Kirtan held in Surrey, B.C., Vancouver, B.C., and other smaller communities in British Columbia, such as Abbotsford and Kelowna.
As a closed-bond religious-based financial co-operative for members of the Sikh faith, Khalsa Credit Union is actively involved in Temple life and giving back to its communities. In December each year, KCU management and staff visit homeless shelters throughout their trade areas and provide blankets, mittens, jackets, gloves, toques and other warm clothing. In addition many employees volunteer their time to help others less fortunate and recipients regularly indicate that they are very grateful for an organization that embodies the spirit of people helping people.
The Vaisakhi Festival is normally held mid- April each year and signals the start of a new year for Sikh people as well as the anniversary of the establishment of Khalsa culture. KCU pitches tents on the Vaisakhi parade routes in Surrey and Vancouver and hands out free food to the thousands of people passing by. KCU also stages a Food Drive in each branch, asking members to donate non-perishable items which are loaded into the KCU Community Van and transported to various Food Banks. As part of its Community Service Awards Program, KCU presents a Religious Commitment Award to an individual who is committed to the Sikh Religion and has made significant contributions to the Faith and a majority of their life’s work has been committed to bringing positive change in society.
In keeping with its mission and commitment to care about the good and welfare of people and support education, culture and religious activities, KCU is committed to feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, housing the homeless and supporting the eradication of poverty.