Board of Directors Election

Upcoming Elections

Each year we invite Members interested in making a personal difference at FirstOntario to run for election to our Board of Directors. 

Electronic and In-Branch Voting Period
Friday, January 15 to Friday, February 26, 2021

Annual General Meeting
​Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Will be held online via Webex. Stay tuned for more details.

Voting is now open for FirstOntario’s Board of Directors Election. This is your opportunity to support our continued success by choosing the fellow Members you feel will best fill important roles on the Board of Directors.

There are currently five vacancies on the Board to be filled. The candidates with the five highest vote results will be elected for a three-year term.

This year, your Board of Directors has endorsed four candidates they would like to see elected to the Board. They are Fay Booker, Don Dalicandro, Lorri Meulendyks and Martin van Zon. As a financial organization with $5 billion in assets, effective governance is essential to the continued success of our organization and the protection of our Members’ hard-earned savings and investments. It’s a responsibility and trust the Board takes very seriously.

These endorsed candidates all have extensive knowledge of – and experience working with – the credit union system. All have very strong governance and financial literacy skills, as well as other qualifications and attributes the Board is seeking this year.

Candidates who applied for Board positions were subject to a pre-screening to ensure their eligibility to run, a police background check, a skills self-assessment, an interview by an independent consultant, and an interview by members of the Board’s Elections Committee.

We are asking our Members to please consider the Board’s four recommended candidates who are highlighted on this year’s ballot, when casting your votes for the vacant positions on FirstOntario’s Board of Directors for 2021.  

FirstOntario Members will be able to vote in this election in three different ways:

​Vote electronically through online banking

​Vote through our mobile smartphone app

Please note: You must have the latest app version

​Cast your vote at your local FirstOntario branch

Note to Business Members

Business Members who wish to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf must submit a completed Proxy Form along with their completed ballot to any FirstOntario branch.

Election Results

Election winners will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. All FirstOntario Members are welcome.

Candidate Information

Please click on the name of the candidates below to review their profiles.

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January 15 - February 26