Kawartha Credit Union wins Ontario Credit Union Foundation’s Outstanding Corporate Achievement Award
On Thursday May 19th, Kawartha Credit Union accepted the Ontario Credit Union Foundation’s Outstanding Corporate Achievement Award.
The Ontario Credit Union Foundation (OCUF) supports credit unions and co-operatives with their philanthropic giving in communities across Ontario. Each year OCUF recognizes a credit union (or company within the co-operative financial system) with their Outstanding Corporate Achievement Award for their contributions to their communities.
“OCUF is thrilled to recognize Kawartha Credit Union’s community achievements for the second time. Kawartha first won this award in 2011, and they have continuously proven their commitment to supporting important causes that have positive impacts on their members and their branch communities. We are delighted to recognize their outstanding contributions with the 2022 award,” said Clayton Shold, OCUF’s Executive Director.
“Kawartha extends our sincere thanks to the Ontario Credit Union Foundation for recognizing our credit union for this award. Our Community Involvement Program was introduced in 1998, and to date, Kawartha has donated over $3 million to charitable and social causes that support health, education, youth, and the environment. In 2021, we supported over 60 organizations and causes in 16 branch communities from Parry Sound to Cornwall,” commented Norah McCarthy, Kawartha’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Added McCarthy, “Giving back to our communities is a vital component of Kawartha Credit Union’s culture. We grow stronger as an organization, as a team, and as individuals when we give of our time and talents to enhance the well-being of the communities we serve. We truly live our value of care for others.”
Nancy Herr, Chair of Kawartha’s Board of Directors commented, “Each and every year, our employees participate in dozens of activities that are above and beyond our corporate Community Involvement Program. They challenge one another to make a positive impact, and we are thrilled that their efforts have been recognized with this award. We are proud to work alongside OCUF and our Ontario credit union system colleagues to make a difference.”