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  • January 29, 2018

    Ottawa, January 29, 2018 - FirstOntario Credit Union has joined CDF Canada’s Breaking New Ground campaign with a generous donation to help half-a-million people build their way out of poverty through co-operative action.

  • January 23, 2018

    FirstOntario Credit Union is partnering with Canadian entrepreneur and author, Teresa Cascioli and M is for Money®, her nine book financial literacy series, to lead a campaign in to support children’s financial literacy in Ontario.

  • November 23, 2017

    Church Street Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground on National Housing Day

  • November 20, 2017

    Living Life Begins Now: Credit Unions Collaborate To Launch

  • October 19,2017

    FirstOntario recognizes International Credit Union Day with $250,000 donation, marking a $1 million milestone in support of local student nutrition programs

  • July 13, 2017

    Credit unions aid Red Cross efforts to help victims of B.C. wildfires

  • July 10, 2017

    FirstOntario Credit Union reaches out to young students through $12,000 in Education Awards

  • December 14, 2016

    FirstOntario Credit Union Adds Hamilton Place To Naming Rights Deal

  • November 28, 2016

    Month of Giving kicks off with Giving Tuesday

  • October 20, 2016

    1stbiz micro lending program helps budding entrepreneurs start a business and succeed

  • October 5, 2016

    FirstOntario Credit Union Proud to be Recognized as Business Partner of the Year

  • May 10, 2016

    FirstOntario Credit Union’s 1Awards competition puts the spotlight on local small business growth

  • May 2, 2016

    FirstOntario Credit Union Honoured for Student Nutrition Program Ontario Credit Union Foundation recognizes FirstOntario’s ongoing commitment to its communities.

  • April 11, 2016

    Harlem Globetrotter visits Hamilton school to talk student nutrition

  • March 15, 2016

    FirstOntario Credit Union Receives Outstanding Workplace Award from YWCA Women of Distinction

  • February 12, 2016

    Credit Union Changes Promote Greater Choice in Financial Services

  • November 20, 2015

    FirstOntario Credit Union named a Hamilton-Niagara Top Employer 2016

  • September 25, 2015

    Explore the Living Memories of Downtown St. Catharines with The Tale of a Town – St. Catharines

  • September 18, 2015

    ADDED HOT TICKET EVENT: Welland’s Daniel Romano and the Trilliums to be first band to perform in Robertson Theatre on Thursday 12 November

  • September 16, 2015

    Local youth are invited to audition this Saturday to be the first to dance on Partridge Hall stage with Ballet Jörgen’s The Nutcracker

  • September 11, 2015

    Tickets for the inaugural 2015-2016 HOT TICKET season go on sale this Saturday at 10am

  • September 9, 2015

    FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre welcomes Brock University students

  • August 20, 2015

    Become a HOT TICKET Member this Saturday at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

  • July 21, 2015

    The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre releases its 2015-16 Inaugural HOT TICKET Season

  • July 15, 2015

    FirstOntario offers support for post-secondary studies with $9,000 in educational awards

  • July 11, 2015

    FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre launches Partridge Hall seat sale to the public

  • May 11, 2015

    FirstOntario Credit Union presents the 4th Annual 1Awards Finalists at Breakfast Gala

  • April 14, 2015

    Credit Union Helps Feed Youth with $250,000 Donation to Student Nutrition Programs

  • April 8, 2015

    FirstOntario Credit Union acquires naming rights for Performing Arts Centre

  • January 28, 2015

    New FirstOntario Business Centre on King William shows its Commitment to Hamilton’s Renaissance

  • October 17, 2014

    FirstOntario Credit Union brings Deposit Anywhere to its Members!

  • October 16, 2014

    Ontarian's Are Invited To See Why Over 10 Million Canadians are Members of a Credit Union (Caisse Populaire in Quebec)

  • August 28, 2014

    Local Credit Union Donates $250,000 to Student Nutrition Program

  • July 28, 2014

    FirstOntario Credit Union Brings New State-of-the-Art Banking Concept to Hamilton.

  • May 21, 2014

    Local small businesses get a big opportunity thanks to community business partners.

  • April 7, 2014

    FirstOntario Credit Union and Unifor Local 199 come to a collective agreement

  • March 25, 2014

    Second Annual Imagination Campaign Supports Literacy for Children

  • January 27, 2014

    FirstOntario Credit Union Outlines Intention to Acquire Naming Rights to Copps Coliseum

  • November 14, 2013

    FirstOntario Credit Union Takes a Leadership Role in the Fight Against Poverty

  • October 29, 2013

    FirstOntario Credit Union and Bullett Proof Baseball Academy Help Young Athletes Pitch Their Dreams

  • October 23, 2013

    FirstOntario Credit Union combines operations with Rochdale Credit Union.

  • October 11, 2013

    Hamilton Bulldogs and Global Spectrum Announce Partnership with FirstOntario Credit Union.

  • October 1, 2013

    FirstOntario voted best Credit Union in the city of Hamilton.

  • August 12, 213

    FirstOntario Credit Union announces merger with Rochdale Credit Union.

  • June 3, 2013

    FirstOntario Credit Union has awarded $9,000 in bursaries to six deserving young FirstOntario Members.

  • December 20, 2012

    Big Banks should thank consumers for their record profits.

  • October 18, 2012

    FirstOntario Credit Union to support Habitat for Humanity Niagara

  • October 17, 2012

    FirstOntario Credit Union Challenges Canadians: Join The Movement.

  • September 18, 2012

    FirstOntario launches ground-breaking Micro-lending Program in the Niagara Region

  • September 10, 2012

    FirstOntario Credit Union wins Gold in North American Competition

  • May 15, 2012

    FirstOntario Credit Union welcomes Purity Mugure as part of Canadian Co-Operative Association's Women's Mentoring Program.

  • March 9, 2012

    FirstOntario Credit Union offers "No Asterisk" mortgage as big banks flip flop on discount rates.

  • March 1, 2012

    FirstOntario Credit Union launches $25 Unlimited Flat-Fee Business Banking.

  • January 23, 2012

    FirstOntario Credit Union announces special fixed rate 4-Year and 7-Year mortgages at 2.98% and 3.98%. New mortgage rates provide flexible options and full prepayment privileges.

  • January 11, 2012

    10 MILLION CANADIANS CAN’T BE WRONG. Credit Unions seen as low cost, responsive alternative to big banks in era of frugality and discontent.

  • December 21, 2011

    FirstOntario Credit Union has donated $1,500 to help support Community Care, St. Catharines & Thorold.

  • December 21, 2011

    FirstOntario Credit Union has donated $2,500 to help feed those helped by Hamilton Food Share.

  • October 20, 2011

    FirstOntario Credit Union invites its Members and the whole community to visit any of their 23 branches across Southern Ontario to celebrate International Credit Union Day.

  • June 7, 2011

    FirstOntario Credit Union Selected to Host Canadian Co-operative Association’s Women’s Mentorship Program.

  • April 26, 2011

    Forward Thinking comes First with Hamilton’s local credit union. FirstOntario Credit Union supports development friendly co-operation in reviving the Hamilton downtown core.

  • April 26, 2011

    Where You Put Your Money Does Matter. Your local credit union offers communities so much more than everyday banking.

  • February 1, 2011

    Have YOUR Cake and Eat it too! First Ontario Credit Union announces no fee banking that keeps it local.

  • December 15, 2010

    FirstOntario Credit Union announces acquisition of Prime Financial Savings & Credit Union operations.

  • December 15, 2010

    FirstOntario Credit Union announces acquisition of Prime Financial Savings & Credit Union operations.

  • October 22, 2010

    FirstOntario Credit Union announces its intention to acquire Prime Financial Savings & Credit Union’s operations.

  • June 15, 2010

    FirstOntario Credit Union Becomes First Canadian Financial Institution to Use Personal Assisted Teller

  • May 18, 2010

    Chairwoman of FirstOntario Board of Directors honoured with Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Award for 2010.

  • May 17, 2010

    FirstOntario and Community Supporters launch Micro Loan Program to foster innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit in the Hamilton community.

  • May 13, 2010

    FirstOntario Credit Union honoured for ground-breaking Community Assistance Program with the 2010 National Credit Union Innovation Award.

  • March 2, 2010

    FirstOntario introduces the ACT Foundation to the Niagara Region.


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