Awards and Recognition

2020 Concentra Empowering Your Community $10,000 Award

We are so excited to share some good news. Beaubear Credit Union made a submission on behalf of North & South Esk Elementary School - NSEE Playground to Concentra Empowering Your Community grant initiative. We are thrilled to share with you that NSEE has been awarded $10,000 for its playground upgrade. Congratulations Cobras! Click here to read the complete story.

Beaubear Credit Union Honored with Award for Business Management Leadership

Beaubear Credit Union is pleased to announce that it has recently been honored as a global leader in business management leadership!  Former CEO Andy Richardson was named World Client of the Year by Leadership Management International (LMI), a company that provides leadership development programming and delivery.  The investment in leadership development over the past four years has achieved positive results for the credit union.  Congratulations to the entire Beaubear team!

For more details on the award and program please click here.

2014 Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada

Beaubear Credit Union was recently ranked  #2 in a list of the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada. This eighth annual program was created by Progress magazine and Best Companies Group.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Atlantic Canada, benefiting the region's economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 31 companies.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the Atlantic Canada region;
- Have a minimum of 15 employees in the Atlantic Canada region;
- Be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the region entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Atlantic Canada, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings.

Beaubear Credit Union was recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada awards ceremony coordinated by Progress magazine on May 20 and will be profiled in a special publication by Progress magazine in Vol.21 No.03 (distribution in June).

2013 Concenta Financial emPowering Communities $10,000 Donation

June 5, 2013 

Beaubear Credit Union is pleased to announce that they are one of this year’s recipients of Concentra Financial emPOWERING Your Communities $10,000 donation.

In March, Concentra asked credit unions to submit their proposals for a local project that is being led or championed by their credit union. The criteria that each initiative must embody the co-operative values and demonstrate credit union leadership within the community was evident in each of the 60 submissions received.

Beaubear Credit Union submitted an application to support Mount St Joseph Nursing Home’s development of a therapeutic space called a Snoezelen Room. This project will provide a therapeutic space in the nursing home that is designed and utilized to promote positive changes in individuals who have cognitive, behavioural and physical impairments. This space will provide sensory stimulation through vision, touch, smell, hearing and taste to enhance the quality of life of the individual in an enabling and failure free  atmosphere. The room while being located in Mount St Joseph’s Nursing Home will be available for use by other organizations that may benefit from this service.

Beaubear Credit Union recognizes the importance of developing healthy, vibrant communities and the development of the Snoezelen Room at Mount St Joseph Nursing Home will greatly improve the quality of life for people struggling with cognitive, behavioral and physical impairments.


Left photo: Anne Morrissey -Vice chairperson Mt St Joseph Foundation, Iris Sullivan- Mt St Joseph Foundation Administrator, Florence Petrie -Mt St Joseph Board Chairperson, Debbie Walls -CEO Mt St Joseph nursing Home, Andy Richardson - CEO Beaubear Credit Union, Darrell Evasuk - Associate Vice President Concentra Financial

Right photo: Andy Richardson -CEO Beaubear Credit Union, Iris Sullivan- Mt St Joseph Foundation Administrator, Debbie Walls - CEO Mt St Joseph Nursing Home and Darrell Evasuk - Associate Vice President Concentra Financial

2012 Coady Award

On April 13th, at the Atlantic Central General Annual Meeting, Beaubear Credit was the proud recipient of the prestigious Coady Award. The Coady Award is given annually to honour an Atlantic Canadian credit union or caisse populaire that best exemplifies leadership, support and involvement in its community. The award was named for Dr. Moses Coady, a pioneer and a “giant” in the cooperative movement who encouraged his followers to strive for a meaningful economic democracy that would permit the higher social activities of mankind. The award has been given out since 1954. This is the first time the award has been presented to a credit union outside of Nova Scotia.


Highlights of Beaubear Credit Union’s community support include:


  • Major sponsor of the 2011 Senior Men’s National Baseball Championship

  • Major sponsor of the City of Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame since 2007

  • Kidsport Miramichi

  • Continued commitment to the success of Miramichi Transit

  • Golden Hawk Youth Event Night

  • Two Annual Scholarships

  • School Credit Union established at Nelson Rural School for decades

  • Annual fundraising for the Miramichi Community Food Bank

  • Annual contributions to a variety of Miramchi Festivals and Events


The inscription on the award reads, “In recognition of Beaubear Credit Union for their leadership, contribution and commitment to social action and well-being of their community”.


Beaubear Credit Union would like to express our sincere appreciation to our members, employees, past and present members of the Board of Directors and the community of Miramichi. This achievement is a reflection of hard work, dedication and belief in what we do.


Andy Richarson, CEO of Beaubear Credit Union proudly displaying the Coady Award with President of the Board of Directors, Terry Williston.