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Helping our Communities

Employee volunteers make things happen

Community involvement is at the heart and soul of FirstOntario and you might notice that when you see us at different local events across all of our regions. Take a look at a few of the ways we're helping in your community.

Blue Wave Volunteer Team

Blue Wave is a group of FirstOntario employees who volunteer in support of local community initiatives that are important to our Members.

The program was established in 2010 and since then, our employees have given more than 11,000 volunteer hours to the programs and events that they feel passionate about.

The FirstOntario​ vision​

To be first in our communities by being more than a financial institution.

We care about our community

Blue Wave volunteers power many of our student nutrition programs in all of our regions.

Strength in numbers

Almost half of FirstOntario staff are Blue Wave volunteers— that's more than 250 people.

Blue Wave can help

If you need volunteer assistance for a community event or initiative, please get in touch with us by completing an application.

Student nutrition programs

Neighbours helping neighbours.

Healthy snacks and nutritious food play a vital role in the success of students at school and making sure this happens is a priority for us.

Over the past five years, FirstOntario has contributed over $1 million dollars to student nutrition programs in all of our regions. Our Blue Wave volunteers have given hundreds of hours to help prepare and deliver these snacks to everyone who needs them at local elementary schools across our cities.

In 2017, we were able to help support more than 93,000 students through six community partnerships across four different regions. Thank you to everyone who made all of this possible.

Do Some Good

Sharing the stories that we're passionate about.

See what FirstOntario and our Blue Wave crew are up to through Do Some Good, a platform where individuals, community organizations and businesses come together with a common goal- to promote volunteerism and make a difference.

Through Do Some Good, we’re able to share experiences both inside and outside the office. We aim to strengthen engagement with our staff and our communities by helping to support the causes they care about and share the stories that matter.

Visit dosomegood.cafor more information.