Thank You EAO Golfers & Sponsors

A big thank you to Debbie McCabe and Gina Ranger from Frontline Credit Union and to Alterna, who organized the 2017 Eastern Ontario Credit Union Alliance Charity Golf Tournament. This is an annual event hosted by Emerald Links Golf and Country Club in Ottawa.

This year proceeds were split between The Salvation Army food truck, The Ottawa Mission and the Ontario Credit Union Foundation.This year we were grateful to receive $1,500 from the tournament. Thank you to the organizers, the sponsors and the participants! Here are a few photos from the fundraiser.




Book Nook at Your Community CU

Your Credit Union’s Cornwall West Branch has been doing a “book nook” for several years. Members and staff bring in used books and staff sell them for $1. It is a great event that staff and members enjoy, and what a great way to build up your reading library for the upcoming  year!

Over the past two years, sales amounted to $1,460 which is a lot of books! The team at Cornwall West are very proud of their efforts and decided to donate the full amount to the Ontario Credit Union Foundation to support the CU Succeed Youth Bursary program.

We are delighted with your generosity and on behalf of the students who will benefit in 2018, we say thank you!

Welcome Thorold!

OCUF is proud to announce Thorold Community Credit Union is our newest member.

Thorold Community Credit Union was incorporated on September 21, 1948. Initially organized for the benefit of the members who reside or are employed with the Regional Municipality of Niagara. They are celebrating their 70th Annual General Meeting on December 11th.

Chief Executive Officer Tim Whalen said “We are a smaller credit union with a big heart. Our goal to give back to the community aligns with that of the Foundation.”

Thorold is located in the heart of the Niagara Region, just five minutes from St. Catharines and ten minutes from Niagara Falls. Located on the Niagara Escarpment, the Welland Canal passes through the the city, located close to downtown, attracts thousands of tourists annually.


Alterna Savings & Luminus Financial Are In!

The 2018 CU Succeed Youth Bursary campaign is months away, yet two credit unions, Alterna Savings and Luminus Financial, were quick to pledge their support.

The campaign will run in May 2018 and has two elements. Credit unions are invited to participate in the fundraising campaign for a week (or two) in May. Additionally, we hope all our member credit unions will promote the CU Succeed Youth Bursary to their members in May and June.

Over the past two years we provided $111,000 in bursaries to deserving post-secondary students from across Ontario. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,500. Our fundraising efforts from this year’s Golf Classic and CU Succeed Youth Bursary campaign allow us to offer $75,000 in bursaries in 2018.

Alterna Savings marketing spokesperson Tanya Hart proclaimed “Alterna is in! I already have an idea who we might challenge to see who raises the most funds.”

OCUF Board member, and Luminus Financial CEO, George De La Rosa commented, “Luminus was proud to have raised the most funds in the 2017 campaign. We look forward to having as much fun in May.”

The 2017 branch campaign raised $8,273, our goal is to double that in 2018.

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