Ontario Credit Union Foundation is proud to announce Dorothy Watson is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes outstanding service to the Ontario Credit Union movement beyond the level of the individual credit union.

Graduating from university in the 1980’s during a recession, a temp agency placement got Dorothy started with The Co-operative Trust Company of Canada, setting her on a trajectory where each of her subsequent roles further defined and refined member services within the Ontario credit union system.

More than any isolated accomplishments, it is the consistency throughout Dorothy’s entire career that demonstrates her passion and commitment to the credit union system. Through milestone projects, different roles and evolving organizational structures and mandates, Dorothy always remained steadfast in her service to credit unions, particularly within the executive team ranks. Whether you look back on comments received from members in the 1990s through to the numerous accolades received as she marked her retirement from Central 1 in 2019, the sentiments are consistent in their gratitude for her guidance, insight and support.

“On behalf of OCUF I want to congratulate Dorothy Watson for the mark she left on the credit union sector in Ontario and beyond. Throughout her 37-year career she made a difference. With influence, coaching and compassion she helped shape our sector to what it is today” said Dan Coldwell, Board Chair.

Click here for more information on the Distinguished Service Award.




We are excited to announce the date and location of the 29th Golf Classic. It will be held on Monday June 8, 2020 at The Club at Bond Head.

The Club at Bond Head offers the ultimate golf experience just minutes west of Highway 400, a few kilometres north of Aurora, Ontario. Two magnificent courses, designed by the renowned firm of Hurdzan-Fry, are presided over by a palatial clubhouse.

We will be playing the South Course, a links-style track, with wide fairways, gaping bunkers and fescue roughs. You might want to bring your Scottish accent to feel at home here!

The past two years we have held the Golf Classic in Toronto to make it a bit more centralized. This year we have gone north of Toronto to make it easier to get to for those traveling the 401 coming in from the east or west. Anyone coming out of Toronto will be against the flow of rush hour.

The 12-hole format was well received last year and will be repeated at this year’s event.  More information will follow on sponsorship opportunities and registration.

Over the past four years, this event has helped fund the CU Succeed Youth Bursary which has awarded $286,000 to 191 students.