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Board of Directors Election


Upcoming Elections

Our annual Board of Directors Election Voting Period is our members’ opportunity to make their voices heard by choosing the fellow members they feel will best fill important roles on the Board of Directors.


Board of Directors Election Voting Period

February 5 to March 4, 2024.

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Stay tuned for more information.


Board of Directors Election 2024

Voting is now open for FirstOntario’s Board of Directors election

FirstOntario members 18 years of age or older who are members in good standing as of January 31, 2024 are eligible to vote in our Board of Directors Election. For this election, there are four vacancies on the Board. The four candidates with the most votes will be elected for a three-year term.

FirstOntario is a successful financial institution with over $6.5 billion in assets under management. The credit union regulator, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario, requires that qualified members with the necessary experience serve on FirstOntario’s Board of Directors.

To be eligible to serve on FirstOntario’s Board of Directors, candidates, at a minimum, must:

  • Be 18 years of age of older
  • Be a FirstOntario member in good standing
  • Have been a member of FirstOntario for the past three years
  • Meet the requirements from the Credit Unions & Caisses Populaires Act and FirstOntario’s By-laws
  • Have governance experience from previously serving on a Board of Directors or through previous working experience in a governance capacity
  • Have financial literacy experience

This year, your Board of Directors also established four additional areas of competency that are needed on the Board. These competencies are risk management oversight experience, audit and compliance oversight experience, information technology governance experience and a Director with an accounting designation.

FirstOntario’s Governance Committee interviewed all candidates for this election and recommended the Board endorse the candidates they believe have the required qualifications and experience to best serve on your Board as set out by our regulator and credit union. We ask that you please take into consideration the Board’s endorsed candidates when casting your votes.

View the candidates running in this year's Board of Directors Election

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Vote Online Today!

  1. Log in to online banking ❐
  2. Go to Messages and Alerts on the left-hand side of the screen to get started
  3. Select the Vote Now message which contains the link to your secure ballot

Alternatively, you may also vote through your smartphone using the FirstOntario app, or cast your vote at any branch.

Note to Business Members

Business members may only vote in branch. To appoint a proxy to vote submit a completed Proxy Form along with their completed ballot. Once complete, the Proxy Form and ballot can either be mailed directly to FirstOntario or submitted to any branch.

Election Results

Election results will be announced at FirstOntario’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. All FirstOntario members are welcome to attend.


For questions, please contact us