Awards and Scholarships

Celebrating excellence in the credit union system

Central 1 has been supporting Canadian Credit Unions for over 75 years. We are proud to recognize the accomplishments of credit union employees, members and volunteers through awards and bursaries.

Gary Gillam Award

The Gary Gillam Award for social responsibility, jointly sponsored by Alterna Savings and Central 1, recognizes and honours individuals within the Ontario and British Columbia credit union system.

2021 Nominations are now open!

Dorothy Watson CYL Bursary Fund

The Dorothy Watson CYL Bursary fund supports the emerging leaders that are advancing the cooperative system. It was created in recognition of Dorothy's 30 years with Central 1, and 37 years in the credit union sector.