FirstOntario Credit Union
Proudly serving our Members and communities for 80 years
More than 126,000 people choose FirstOntario when it comes to their finances. From chequing and savings accounts to mortgages, loans, business services and highly qualified investment advice—our credit union offers you more than just an account. Have you thought about becoming a Member? You should.
At FirstOntario, our Members are owners. That means you have a say and we value your thoughts and ideas. As a Member (and a shareholder), you can run to be on our Board of Directors and you can vote for your Board Directors. You have a voice. And we want to hear it.
We started in 1939 with a group of employees when we created Stelco Employees Credit Union and our values were the same. We make the most of your hard—earned money and we’re there to get you through the ups and downs of life. Here's how we came to be.
Stelco Employees Credit Union opens to employees only
Stelco Employees Credit Union becomes Avestel Credit Union, open to everyone
Avestel and Family Savings & Credit Union merge
Avestel Family Savings Credit Union becomes FirstOntario Credit Union
FirstOntario merges with Prime Financial and Canal City Savings and Credit Union
FirstOntario merges with Rochdale Credit Union
We’ve been here for our Members for 80 years for a reason- our continued success is achieved with pride and a dedicated commitment to our Members and our communities in Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and the southwest regions. Some things never change.