Investing in our Communities

OMISTA Credit Union is part of Canada’s largest network of financial institutions but we’re built around our local communities—so that money can go to work closer to home. We believe in building stronger, healthier, financially wiser communities.

What We Support

Financial Education

Each One, Teach One is an approach to providing basic and plain language financial knowledge, in communities by volunteer employees from credit unions. The goal of our Each One Teach One workshops is to empower people to make the right financial decisions for themselves and their families.

Topics include basic banking and budgeting, taxation and tax filing, contracts, and building a healthy credit report. Other sessions cover renting vs. owning, senior financial abuse prevention and fraud prevention.

How can I attend a session or make arrangements to have one happen in my community?

Talk to us today and we’d be happy to talk to you in more detail about the program.

Affordable Housing

12 Neighbours Community

OMISTA Credit Union has entered partnership with 12 Neighbours Community. With the help of the 2022 Wyth Financial Empowering Your Community Award worth $5000 and an additional $7,000 donation from our organization, we have committed $12,000 towards the 12 Neighbours Community Project so far. One of OMISTA’s pillars is Committed To Where We Live and we believe that this project aligns perfectly with that pillar.

OMISTA employees also plan on continuing to help move this project forward by rolling up their sleeves to make meaningful contributions with the build by landscaping, staging, fundraising, and raising awareness for the project. In addition, As the Social Enterprise Centre takes shape, OMISTA experts plan to deliver basic and plain language financial knowledge to the 12 Neighbours community members through the Credit Union Each One Teach One program. We want to support this program in all aspects possible.

Read our press release here.


Food Security

Food Depot Alimentaire and the Peter McKee Community Food Centre
Food Depot Alimentaire is a non-profit charity that services more than 20 food banks, community kitchens and agencies in southeastern New Brunswick. 
OMISTA supports the Christmas Food Box program, part of FDA's annual 30 Days of Caring, for families in need.

The Peter McKee Community Food Centre is a Moncton community food bank and garden that assists over 1500 families in moving towards independence and self-sustainability.
OMISTA was a corporate sponsor to help with the start-up of this vital service.

Fredericton Food Bank and Oromocto & Surrounding Area Food & Cloting Bank
OMISTA Credit Union supports the Amazing Turkey Race each year. OMISTA and partners (NBTA and Progressive Credit Unions, Fredericton Firefighters’ Associations, and Victory Meat Market) also accept donations from the community to provide holiday turkeys to families through the Fredericton Food Bank and the Oromocto & Surrounding Area Food & Clothing Bank.

Hubbard Avenue Elementary School
OMISTA'S Oromocto supports and fundraises for the Hubbard Avenue Elementary School Breakfast Program on an on-going basis.
The Breakfast Program help children realize their full potential by ensuring they attend school well-nourished and ready to learn.


Animal Welfare

Oromocto & Area SPCA
OMISTA’s Oromocto branch supports the Oromocto & Area SPCA's annual Hearts for the Homeless fundraising campaign.
The Oromocto and Area SPCA provides a temporary home for orphan animals while they wait for their "fur"ever family.


Conservation Council of New Brunswick
All funds donated by OMISTA employees for Casual Fridays support the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.
Conservation Council of New Brunswick has been at the forefront of environmental protection in New Brunswick since 1969.