Sponsorships & Donations

Talka Credit Union takes pride in its community support initiatives through its student bursary program and donations to local organizations. Since 2010, Talka has contributed $300,000 to over 40 associations, foundations and parishes both within the Lithuanian community and outside. Labdara Nursing Home, Canadian Lithuanian Foundation, Canadian Lithuanian Museum, Germania Club, Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Foundation and Teviškės Žiburiai News are included among some of the previous years’ recipients.

Included in this total is $40,000 in student bursaries. Talka’s Student Bursary program applications are available annually to members in good standing for at least one year and who are registered full time in a government recognized higher learning facility.


Talka Credit Union has supported numerous organizations, groups and events over the years. We are committed to supporting and strengthening our community, making it a better place to live, work and visit. Our contributions include monetary, donation items, sponsorships and volunteering. While Talka Credit Union would like to be able to fill each request for support, it is not possible and so we must limit the scope of our support so that it is in the best interest of our membership.


-Applicants must be community based/volunteer run groups OR registered non-profit or charitable societies.

-Requests must be submitted using the Donation Application 2021 (See link below).

-Your application must be received at least 60 days prior to the event/project/initiative.

-Requests from Talka Credit Union members may take priority over non-members.

-One request per organization during any 12-month period is preferred, however all requests will be considered on an individual basis.

-Applications for donations and sponsorships must be submitted by November 1st to be considered for an amount in that same year.

-Previous support by Talka Credit Union does not guarantee approval of your request.

-Successful applicant requests will be notified within 8 weeks of application review.


-Requests where only one or a few individuals benefit, or payment is to a single individual.

-Requests for donations for travel.

-Requests where the primary purpose is to promote a political or religious view.

-Requests where the donation is recurring or for operational costs.

Thank you for your request to Talka Credit Union!

Talka Donation Application 2021

For 2021, the Board of Directors introduced a new donation application to assist Talka’s Community Partnerships Working Group (CPWG) to assess the merits of each request using the same format. Organizations, associations or other charitable groups can find the new application form by clicking the title above. Please ensure you provide the CPWG with sufficient time to make a recommendation to the full Board of Directors.

Kirkendall Fill-A-Bus Food Drive 2021

Talka is proud to continue to support Kirkendall Fill-A-Bus food drive in support of Mission Services. Food collection takes place two-times/ year in this lower city, west-end neighbourhood and to date has collected upwards of 20,000 lbs of food and personal hygiene items since its inception. In addition to being a sponsor, Board members Marijus Gudinskas and Sylvia Gaidauskas also distributed bags to households for the upcoming event which will take place on October 2, 2021. For more information or to make a donation please refer to the link below: 

Food Drive @ Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association (kirkendallhood.ca)