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Community Values

Limestone Credit Union Ltd. is committed to its Members and dedicated to the principles and values of cooperatives around the world.  The National Cooperative Business Association has seven cooperative principles that encompass our goals and ambitions. 

These include:

Voluntary and Open Membership Expand/Collapse

Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all people able to use its services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.

Democratic Member Control Expand/Collapse

Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members—those who buy the goods or use the services of the cooperative—who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions.

Members' Economic Participation Expand/Collapse

Members contribute equally to, and democratically control, the capital of the cooperative. This benefits members in proportion to the business they conduct with the cooperative rather than on the capital invested.

Autonomy and Independence Expand/Collapse

Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If the co-op enters into agreements with other organizations or raises capital from external sources, it is done so based on terms that ensure democratic control by the members and maintains the cooperative’s autonomy.

Education, Training and Information Expand/Collapse

Cooperatives provide education and training for members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperative. Members also inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperatives.

Cooperation among Cooperatives Expand/Collapse


Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.

Concern for Community Expand/Collapse

While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of communities through policies and programs accepted by the members.

Community Relationships

We value the relationships that we have with our Members and the people in our communities, and strive to contribute to its success when we can. In this past year we have contributed to the following organizations:

  • Amherstview Jets Hockey Club
  • Kingston Area Minor Hockey Association
  • Loyalist Township Minor Hockey Association
  • The Hospital Activity Book for Children
  • Church Publications
  • Eastern Ontario Credit Union Alliance
  • Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation
  • Terry Wright Memorial Hockey
  • Loyalist Municipal Guide
  • The Healing Hands Book
  • Special Olympics Curling Team
  • Amherstview Public School
  • Kingston Blues Society
  • Easter Seals Ontario
  • Kingston Minor Ball Hockey League
  • Amherstview Volunteer Fire Fighters Association
  • Red Ribbon Forces

Our staff participate in an annual Winter Clothing Drive, Toys for Children and Food Bank collection. All of our staff supports local charities through a $2/week contribution in order to wear jeans on Fridays. Some of the charities that have benefited from this contribution include:

  • Cancer Society of Ontario
  • Carefor Health & Community Services
  • The Salvation Army
  • Young Patients’ Family Support Services
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
  • Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Partners in Mission Food Bank
  • Alzheimer’s Society
 

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