We have lost a true friend

TimDauphineeIt is with heavy heart we advise Tim Dauphinee has passed.

We were very sad to hear of Tim’s passing. He leaves his wife Jean Wansbrough to carry the torch.

Tim and Jean were recognized with the “Friends of the Foundation Award” at our Annual General Meeting last year, which was followed by a spirited signing of Happy Birthday in recognition of his 100th birthday he celebrated in July. Tim was a Director Emeritus of Ontario Credit Union Foundation.

Tim achieved his MBA in physics through the University of British Columbia in 1945 and his thesis was on “the variation with temperature of thermal conductivity of natural and synthetic rubbers in the stretched and unstretched state”. Following work at the National Research Centre where he participated in the creation of measurements on Armco iron and pure lead, he spent a further two years obtaining his PhD. Tim’s achievements in science are far too many to account for in this biography, but let’s just say that Tim is a very very accomplished gentleman. In 1978 Tim received the Morris E. Leeds Award for lifetime contributions to Instrumentation and Measurement. He retired in 1980 but has continued to work as a consultant.

Tim and his first wife, Amy, were jointly responsible for the launch of the Book Nook program for the Foundation which raised about $12,000 each year from participating credit unions. He edited a credit union cook book which raised $30,000 and both Tim and Amy were recipients of the Ontario Central Distinguished Service Award (1989), plus the Association of Co-operative Educators Distinguished Service Citation. In 1997 Tim and Amy received the Gary Gillam Award for Social Responsibility, they established the Dauphinee Scholarship Award for outstanding work in co operative studies and were appointed Directors Emeritus of the Ontario Credit Union Foundation.

Our Foundation would not be what it is today without Tim’s leadership and commitment. Rest in peace Mr. Dauphinee, you were a true scholar and gentleman.


2017 Corporate Achievement Award

Applications now open! Deadline is March 22nd

The Outstanding Corporate Achievement Award is given annually by the Ontario Credit Union Foundation to a credit union (or company within the co-operative financial system) in recognition of their contribution to the community.


We recognize those whose investment in the community is above normal expectations in one or more of the following ways:

  • A single project or program supported financially or otherwise during the preceding year,
  • An ongoing pattern or record of community investment continuing over an extended period of time through to and including the preceding calendar year,
  • A major new activity, program or commitment started during the preceding calendar year.

The recipient organization must be a member of the Ontario Credit Union Foundation. Click for more details and application form.

Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for Directors on the OCUF Board. Nominations will close March 9th.

Candidates must be able to certify they are qualified to be a Director under the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 1994 and that they are a member of the Foundation at the time of election, or will be within 10 days of my election.

We have three openings due to expiry of term. Two of the three incumbents have indicated they will let their name stand for re-election. Interested candidates can contact Liisa Woolley or Clayton Shold for more information.

AGM March 30th

The 38th Annual General Meeting of Ontario Credit Union Foundation is taking place March 30, 2017. We are privileged to be guests of the Association of Small and Medium Credit Unions who are holding their conference at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel.

The AGM will start at 12:30 pm and a lunch is available at a cost. Those registering for the conference may purchase the lunch as part of their package. If you are not attending the conference, you can still order lunch through OCUF for the meeting. All attendees should register for the AGM in order to be able to vote.

We are excited to announce a major campaign initiative which will benefit credit unions in Ontario. You won’t want to miss this meeting!

Register Only     Register & Lunch