Now Accepting Nominations to our Board of Directors!

We are now accepting nominations for our Board of Directors.  Candidates must be personal members in good standing with the Foundation, and must complete the Board Nomination Form.  Please submit your completed form to [email protected] before February 28th.  

Outstanding Corporate Achievement Award Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Outstanding Corporate Achievement award, to be presented at our AGM in April.  Download our Nomination Form and submit it to [email protected] before February 28th.  

Thank you for helping us raise $13,000 during our Silent Auction!

We wish to thank everyone who made a donation to our Silent Auction held in November. We are pleased to announce we raised $13,000!  A special thanks goes to our auction sponsor CGI, and Central 1 for hosting our event during their fall conference.  A list of donors appears below:


2013 Silent Auction Donors:

Andres Consulting (Kim Andres)               

APPLE Community Credit Union                

Bull Frog Power


Central 1                                                              


Concentra Financial                                         

Copperfin Credit Union                                 

Credit Union Central of Canada

CRI Canada                                                         



Dave Chamberlain                                           


Eastern Alliance


Federal Employees (Kingston) Credit Union                                                           

Ficanex/The Exchange

FirstOntario Credit Union                             

Fort Erie Credit Union                                    

Frontline Financial

Glory Global                                                       


Hald-Nor Credit Union


Italian Canadian Savings & Credit Union 

Jones & O’Connell

Kawartha Credit Union                                  

Kellogg Employees Credit Union               

Kingston Community Credit Union

Libro Financial Group                                      

Luminus Financial                                             

Mainstreet Credit Union

Mennonite Savings & Credit Union          

Meridian Credit Union                                   

Motor City Community Credit Union

NEI Investments                                              

Neocog Technologies                                     

Northern Credit Union

Oshawa Community Credit Union            

PACE Credit Union                                           

PenFinancial Credit Union

Peterborough Community Credit Union


PRA Group

Prosperity ONE Credit Union                      


Quintessential Credit Union

Resolve Labour Relation Solutions            

Royal Ontario Golf Club                                 

RZCD Law Firm

Smart Solution                                                  

Stewart Title Guaranty                                  

Sudbury Credit Union

Teachers Credit Union                                   

The Co-operators                                            

The Energy Credit Union

Threshold Financial Technologies              

United Communities Credit Union           


Windsor Family Credit Union                      

Your Credit Union                                            




OCUCF issues CanHelp appeal for Philippines Typhoon Relief Efforts

A report by BBC News states that over 9 million people have been affected by “super” Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda that struck the islands of the Philippines over the weekend. Estimates are that over 10,000 people have died and most of the survivors are struggling to survive due to a lack of food and shelter, with a tropical depression bringing more rain to the ravaged area later this week.  In response, OCUCF has launched our CanHelp program to collect donations which will be directed to relief efforts.  Tax receipts will be issued for personal donations of $10.00 or greater.  Donations can be made at participating credit union branches or through our secure online payment portal here.

The federal government has already pledged $5 million dollars in relief dollars and will also match dollar for dollar any personal donations made.  OCUCF will be directing donations to the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) who is one of our international partners already providing support to credit union and co-operative initiatives in the region.

To sign up for CanHelp, or if you have any questions, please contact Devon Rowan at [email protected] or 289-335-1152 ext. 230.  If you would like to participate in the program at your branch, please download the CANHELP Instruction Sheet – Philippines 2013 and the donation tracking sheet (CanHelp-spreadsheet-Philippines).

$20K Food Bank Challenge – Are You Up For It?

Are you up for the “Challenge”?

Once again our successful $20K Food Bank Challenge is underway.  Beginning November 1st, and running until February 28, 2014, or until all of the $20K has been allocated, credit unions are eligible to apply for a matching grant of up to $2,000 to support their local food banks during the holiday season.  For more details, contact Devon Rowan at [email protected]  Help us fight hunger during the holidays.


Golf Tournament Success!

Thank you to everyone who came on on June 10th, 2013 to the Royal Ontario Golf Course to support our Golf Tournament and Culinary Classic!  Despite a drizzly, damp day, everyone who attended brought their game faces and smiles and helped us raised close to $40,000!  We also ran another amazing cooking class courtesy of Arvinda’s Authentic Indian Cuisine and Whole Foods in Oakville.  A full list of sponsors will appear in our upcoming newsletter.  Mark your calendars for next year’s tournament and culinary class- Monday, June 9th, 2014 back at Royal Ontario!



2013 CYL Program Revamp!

CYL 2.0: Working with you to train your next employees & board members! 

On Co-op and Credit Unions from across the province are excitedly working together to take the Co-operative Young Leaders Development Program to the next level in 2013! In order to truly train and mentor our sector’s future leaders, CYL is moving towards a program which will engage our teens year-round, providing a better ROI for sponsors, and some amazing, resume-building opportunities for the youth. With this model, the week at the CYL summer program will serve as training ground for the great work that our young co-operators will do with their sponsoring CU’s throughout the year. The potential benefits to your CU go well beyond simply having a youth speak at your AGM! For more information on how to get involved, contact [email protected].

OCUCF Wins 2011 On Co-op Spirit Award

OCUCF was thrilled to be awarded the Distinguished Co-operator Spirit Award through the Ontario Co-operative Association in 2011.  To view the Foundation’s Spirit Award video, please click on the following link or copy and paste it into your browser: 


OCUCF Board Chair Earl Campbell and Executive Director Tony Niessen accept the 2011 On Co-op Spirit Award for Distinguished Co-operator.


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