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Making Money Make A Difference To Our Members

At Connect First Credit Union, we spend our days helping our members achieve their financial aspirations through three trusted local brands - Chinook Financial, First Calgary Financial and Legacy Financial - and a community-focused approach to banking that’s true to our co-operative principles. You’re our member, not a number. We’re your neighbours, and your partner.

 

Over 75 years ago, we started from humble beginnings. Through the years, we’ve grown to become one of Alberta’s leading financial institutions through a desire to connect the dots between your dreams, your goals, your community and your financial wellness. We believe that banking is about more than money − it’s a cornerstone of every vibrant community and that our members should expect us to positively impact the financial success and viability of the communities that we call home.

 

We invest meaningfully in the potential and well-being of our employees, and what matters most to our members. We have honest conversations, about real things, as real people.

 

 

Because when our members succeed - we succeed.

 

THAT’S THE CONNECT FIRST CREDIT UNION DIFFERENCE.

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As a credit union, we’re different than a bank - and we like it that way. We’ll always put you first. As a member, you’re an owner. All members have an equal say in how we operate, earn dividends for common shares and investment shares, and have access to outstanding banking products, rates, and services. Get to know how credit unions put you before profits.

 

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Connect first credit union

Connect First Credit Union is Canada’s tenth largest credit union, with:

  • +$5 Billion in assets under administration
  • +600 Employees
  • +100,000 Members
  • 27 Branches across 14 Alberta communities
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Make money make a difference

We have a mission to Make Money Make a Difference, and a vision to be Alberta’s neighbourhood credit union. A strong foundation of core values drive everything we do:

  • We Think Big
  • We Act Local
  • We Take Charge
  • We Make It Easy
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As a member, your money is making a difference

A genuine and lasting contribution to the financial success of our community. Because we’re in this together. Each year we give our time, talent and resources to local community based organizations. In 2016:

  • $1,099,987 community contributions were made (including funds leveraged from external stakeholders and in-kind support)
  • 2,380 volunteer hours donated by employees
  • 121 donations made by 27 branches to 108 community organizations across southern Alberta

Financial Information:

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Our leaders work hard to represent the best interests of our members and credit union. Get to know them.

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