Board of Directors Election

As a Member it's YOUR right to vote.

Each year we invite all Members interested in making a personal difference at FirstOntario to run for election to our Board of Directors. Annually our Elections run from November to March.

Nomination Period: November 1 to December 12, 2016

Voting Period:  Online/Mobile Voting - January 26 to March 2, 2017
                      In-Branch/By Mail Voting - January 26 to March 13, 2017

FirstOntario’s Annual General Meeting will be held at Carmen’s Banquet Centre, 1520 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton, Ontario L8W 3P9 on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Candidate Information

This year’s candidates were interviewed and assessed by a third party consultant to establish their existing competencies to help our Members make a more informed decision when voting.

FirstOntario Members who meet the following criteria are eligible to vote in our Board of Directors election:

• Members who are 14 years of age or older
• Members who are in good standing as of December 31, 2016
• Members with the correct number of Member shares

Elections 2017

We are pleased to introduce you to your candidates for our Board of Directors election. Simply click on the name of the candidate below to review their biography.

Paul Everitt
Jacob Feyen
Martinus Geleynse
Ray Kingdon
Irene Lowell
Lorie Peacock
Michael Shepherd
Carey Smith

Voting Options

Vote Online

Please Note: Due to banking system maintenance, online voting is only available until March 2, 2017

Your Board of Directors highly recommends online voting as a quick, easy and secure way for you to vote.

Online voting is available from January 26 until March 2, 2017. To get started with online voting simply log in to online banking, then on the left hand side, click on “Vote for Board of Directors”. It’s that easy! Please note that should you also vote in-branch or by mail, your paper ballot will take precedence over your online vote.

Mobile App Voting

Please Note: Due to banking system maintenance, mobile voting is only available until March 2, 2017

Voting through our mobile app for your smartphone is easy. Just download the FirstOntario mobile banking app to cast your vote.

In-branch Voting and Voting by Mail

Please Note: In-branch voting and voting by mail is available until March 13, 2016

You can also vote in your local FirstOntario branch or simply mail in your completed ballot once you receive it at your home. FirstOntario mailed out ballots to our Members this year, along with a postage paid return envelope.

Annual General Meeting

Election winners will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. All FirstOntario Members are welcome.

This year we will be welcoming guest speaker Bob Young, owner of the Hamilton Tiger Cats, so make sure you don’t miss out on our Annual General Meeting!

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