News Release 05 03 2018

Copperfin Credit Union is awarded 2018 Outstanding Corporate Achievement Award

May 4, 2018– Oakville, ON – Copperfin Credit Union was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Corporate Achievement Award at the Ontario Credit Union Foundation’s Annual General Meeting.

This award is presented annually by the Ontario Credit Union Foundation (OCUF) to a credit union (or company within the co-operative financial system) in recognition of their contribution to the community.

The award recognizes those whose investment in the community is above normal expectations in one or more of the following ways: 1) a single project or program supported financially or otherwise during the preceding year, 2) an ongoing pattern or record of community investment continuing over an extended period of time through to and including the preceding calendar year, or 3) a major new activity, program or commitment started during the preceding calendar year.

“We are delighted to recognize Copperfin Credit Union for the tremendous impact they make in their community” commented Dan Coldwell, Board Chair, OCUF. “Every year we receive strong submissions and adjudication process is never an easy one. It shows the commitment credit unions have to their members and community involvement right across Ontario” added Executive Director Clayton Shold.

Allison Kasper, SVP Business & Social Impact, accepted the award on behalf of Copperfin Credit Union and shared a video highlighting a major contribution to Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation to purchase a new CT scanner for the hospital. Their contribution kick-started a successful campaign. Ms. Kasper commented, “I accept this award on behalf of everyone at Copperfin who work so hard to make such a difference in our communities. We very much appreciate the recognition.”

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About OCUF

Ontario Credit Union Foundation (OCUF) supports credit unions and co-operatives with their philanthropic giving in communities across Ontario. The Foundation is like a local community foundation in that it administers funds created by donors for specific charitable purposes. In addition to the 45 funds we manage, we maintain a general fund we use to support our main charitable activity, the support of youth education and leadership. Find out more about OCUF at: or call 289.335.1152.

About Copperfin Credit Union

Copperfin is Northwestern Ontario’s largest locally-owned credit union with branches in Thunder Bay, Kenora, Sioux Narrows, Nestor Falls and Ear Falls.

OCUF Director, Scott Windsor (L) presents 2018 Outstanding Corporate Achievement Award to Allison Kasper SVP Business & Social Impact and Dennis Alvestad, CEO.







Press Contacts:

Clayton Shold, OCUF



Allison Kasper, Copperfin


Past Recipients
2017  Community First / Your Neighbourhood
2016  Alterna Savings
2016  FirstOntario
2015  Windsor Family Credit Union
2014  DUCA Credit Union
2013  Mennonite Savings & CU
2012  Prosperity ONE Credit Union
2011  Kawartha Credit Union
2010  Teacher Credit Union
2009  Libro Financial Group
2008  Meridian Credit Union
2007  Kingston Community Credit Union
2006  Hald-Nor Credit Union
2005  Alterna Credit Union
2004  Oshawa Community Credit Union
2003  Caisse Populaire de Hearst
2002  Sudbury Credit Union