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Central 1 Announces Re-elected Members to its Board

VANCOUVER — Central 1 Credit Union (Central 1) is pleased to announce the re-election of Rick Hoevenaars, Angela Kaiser, John Kortram and Rob Wellstood to Central 1’s Board of Directors (Board).  Each director will serve a three year term commencing at the conclusion of Central 1’s annual general and special meeting on May 3, 2018 (AGM). Effective at the conclusion...


The Co-operators and Central 1 to streamline partnership

Guelph, Ont. and Vancouver, BC – To strengthen the core businesses of both organizations, The Co-operators and Central 1 Credit Union are announcing a change in their partnership. To create a stronger focus on key strategic priorities, Central 1 will remove its ownership interest in the CUMIS insurance operations, which it has shared with The Co-operators since 2009. CUMIS General...

Register Now – Central 1 Member Forum & AGM, May 2 & 3

Our vision is bold. Central 1 is transforming. We are building a new Central 1 that puts our clients at the centre of all we do, delivers a suite of differentiated products and services which will power the progress of our members, and brings the best of global innovation to the system through proactive partnerships. Our 2018 / 20 Strategic...

Economic growth is expected to continue in all Ontario regions through 2019, according to new Central 1 Report

TORONTO - Economic growth continued to spread across Ontario’s regional economies during 2017, according to the latest regional economic forecast by Central 1 Credit Union (Central 1). “Growth was concentrated in the Toronto, Hamilton-Niagara, and Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie regions,” says Central 1’s Regional Economist and report co-author, Edgard Navarrete. “Housing activity expanded in most regions, while prices rose in all regions.” Central...

New Credit Card Program Provides Improved Experience for Credit Union Members from Coast to Coast

National Credit Card Program and Collabria are excited to announce the official execution of a Master Services Agreement for credit card services and the official launch of an important new partnership, creating an enhanced credit card offering and an improved credit union member experience. Collabria was selected by the CEO Payments Strategy Committee as the preferred credit card provider for...

2018 Gary Gillam Award nominations now being accepted

Toronto, ON – The Gary Gillam Award, jointly sponsored by Alterna Savings and Central 1 Credit Union, recognizes and honours individuals within the Ontario and British Columbia credit union movement who demonstrate exemplary achievements in: Promoting social responsibility and/or sustainability in credit unions; and/or Promoting credit unions as a socially responsible investment alternative. Up to two awards may be presented...


Central 1 2018-2020 Strategic Plan: A Bold Way Forward

Today, Central 1 releases our company’s 2018 to 2020 strategic plan: A Bold Way Forward. Through 2017 Central 1 relied on our values of courage, curiosity and collaboration to take an honest look internally at our strengths and areas for improvement, and acknowledged that we have opportunities to strengthen delivery to members and clients. We consulted with stakeholders to understand their...

Important changes are coming to Central 1 events

Depending on the work you do at your credit union, you might attend a number of different events hosted by Central 1 each year. Hosting events like these allows us to engage with our members and receive valuable feedback in order to inform our service offerings. It’s also an opportunity for everyone to share and gain knowledge from one another...