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Carey Smith

Carey Smith

Carey Smith has been a member and exclusively banking with FirstOntario Credit Union for over 30 years and has had the privilege of serving on the Board for 13 years, with most of those years serving as Board Chair. During his tenure, FirstOntario survived the challenges of global recession, the ultra-low interest rates, and the pandemic. FirstOntario survived without laying-off employees and had record growth and profitability.

Carey is excited at the prospect of returning to the Board to ensure our member-based values continue, that “numbers aren’t everything” and “caring about our communities.”

Carey's education and work experience includes:

  • Chartered Director (C.Dir), McMaster University
  • Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director (ACCUD), Dalhousie University
  • Regulatory Strategy Program, Harvard University
  • Professional Management Program, York University
  • Certified Adjudicator & Paralegal, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Police Exemplary Service Medal (PESM), Governor General of Canada
  • Chief Executive Officer, Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO)
  • Director, Investigations & Enforcement, Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC)
  • Detective Sergeant, Halton Regional Police Service