In Our Community
It's not about "giving back". It's about giving forward.
At FirstOntario, we believe the best way to ensure our success is by supporting the communities we serve. That’s why our policies include volunteering our time, talent and resources to worthy local causes and events. It’s also why we reinvest our profits in the same places they’re earned, and why we sponsor programs that promote financial literacy, health and safety concerns, and economic development.
We’re not giving back to the community as much as we are giving forward - reaching toward a future that will be safer, healthier and more financially secure.
Helping Our Communities Prosper
► Community Programs
Programs like Money on Trees, Micro Loans, and our Community Assistance Program (CAP) help our Members build lasting, sustainable communities in which everyone can thrive.
► Community Sponsorships
Sponsorships like the Student Nutrition Program, The Hamilton Bulldogs, The Fergie Jenkins Foundation, as well as numerous local sports programs help support youth and economic revitalization in our communities.
► Community Youth Development
Through our Co-Operative Young Leaders Summer Camp, we sponsor opportunities for young Members to help foster community, growth and leadership. We take our commitment a step further by supporting these Members through educational awards to help with the financial challenges associated with post-secondary education.
► Community Events
We proudly support the communities we serve and take pride in our commitment and involvement in community events. Be sure to come by and say hello at our next event.
► Blue Wave
With Blue Wave, our employee volunteer program, FirstOntario’s dedicated employees can commit their support to our community initiatives. At the same time, FirstOntario can show its strong support for the special initiatives our employees care most about.