Oshawa Community also reinvests its earnings back into our community by supporting local businesses and charities including those of our own members. Our beloved long-time member Sharon Clark, who has passed away, volunteered with the Durham Children’s Aid Society (DCAS) for fifty years. We continue to support Sharon’s DCAS charity, “Sharon’s Kids”, in her honour. This wonderful charity raises money for children to have a lovely Christmas and go to summer camp as well as school bursaries.
Member Clancy Lavender sells his incredible, home-made, maple syrup products in our branch and donates 10% of sales to support “Sharon’s Kids”. We also sell Lady Marmalade preserves (even non-members come in for the delicious jams, pickles, beets and relishes!) who contributes to “Sharon’s Kids” as well.
At Oshawa Community, we strive to make a difference in the lives of the people in the community we live in. Chief Executive Officer, John Remillard says it best, “Our ultimate goal is to maximize membership value as opposed to the maximize shareholder wealth value system that drives some banks exuberant profits.” The employees at Oshawa Community do not have sales targets and do not receive commissions or performance bonuses. At Oshawa Community, we give you the same advice we give to our family and our friends. We work hard to provide unparalleled member service and technical support along with great products and services and competitive rates on loans, mortgages and investments.