Election

Every year, First Credit Union holds its Board of Directors’ Election for available director positions.

Democratic member involvement is vital to building a thriving credit union. Representing the interest of our members, each Director uses their skills, knowledge, and abilities to help set the strategic direction of First Credit Union and to increase the positive impact we have on people, our planet, and the prosperity of our communities. Meet our current Board of Directors.

Election process

  1. Call for Nominations (January - February)
  2. Candidate list confirmed (February)
  3. Election (March)
  4. Annual General Meeting – announcement of election results (May)

Join us in building financially healthy communities

First Credit Union is invested in increasing the positive impact we have on people, our planet, and the prosperity of our communities. Our Board is looking for passionate and community-minded members to join us in achieving that vision by serving as a Director.

The Board of Directors provides critical guidance and oversight for First Credit Union by determining strategic direction, setting policies, representing members' interests and working with management to maximize the Credit Union's impact.

The Board is seeking nominations from qualified candidates who can demonstrate a willingness to learn, who possess basic financial literacy and computer skills, who reflect the diversity of the communities First Credit Union serves, and who embrace the co-operative model upon which our organization is based.

In 2022 three positions are up for election. In order to be eligible to stand for election a person must:

  • have been a member in good standing of the Credit Union, for at least one year prior to January 1 of the year in which the election will be held
  • be at least 19 years of age
  • qualify subject to the rules of First Credit Union and related Acts

Note: For the purposes of being eligible to vote in the election, a person must be a member in good standing, other than a junior member, on the day which is 90 days prior to the commencement of voting

A member in good standing is a member who at the date on which good standing is determined has purchased, paid for, and holds a minimum of 25 Class "A" Membership Equity Shares and is not more than 90 days delinquent in any obligation to the Credit Union.


Nominations close Friday, February 04, 2022 at 5:00 PM local time.


Why should I vote?

As a member, you have the right to vote. Make your vote count – it’s a simple and effective way for you to be involved with your credit union.

When do I vote?

The Board of Directors’ Election takes place every Spring. Keep an eye out for updates throughout the year such as key dates, a list of candidates, frequently-asked questions or instructions on how/where to vote.

Questions?

Get in touch at board@firstcu.ca.