Together we can create a better future forward
Copperfin Credit Union and Northern Credit Union are working to forge a future forward and unite the North. United, the two credit unions are positioned to have the strategic vision, skills, and capacity to make a difference for their employees, and members, and advance the lives of the people and communities they serve.
Exciting times are upon us as we embark on a journey of growth, collaboration, and innovation through our upcoming merger. As valued members of our dynamic organizations, your role is crucial in shaping the success of this partnership. Together, we can build a stronger, more resilient organization that thrives in the face of challenges and creates new opportunities for you our members, our employees and our communities.
Your loyalty and commitment are the driving force behind our collective achievements. Together, we are not just witnessing a merger; we are shaping the history of our organizations.
Your perspective is vital in helping us navigate this transition successfully, and we genuinely value your feedback.
Our members are at the heart of everything we do. We regularly and proactively seek out opportunities that help us remain competitive, relevant, sustainable, and true to our local roots, so we can continue to provide value to our members and our communities for years to come. With the shared interest in creating value for our members and strengthening our northern communities, the Board of Directors from Northern Credit Union and Copperfin Credit Union have come together to explore the possibility of a merger.
Increased ability to invest in new technology, innovative products and services, and tools to meet evolving needs.
Greater access to expertise and knowledge to solve unique needs.
Larger employee base that is dedicated to understanding needs and finding solutions to match.
Expanded branch network to bank where, when, how you want.
New career opportunities and specialized roles with greater professional development across a broader network.
A culture that builds on our combined strengths.
Access to additional skill sets and expertise.
Additional tools and resources that support a healthy work-life balance.
Increased ability to support the communities in Northern Ontario.
Greater ability to invest and foster meaningful connections and contribute to our economies.
More opportunities to contribute time and money to the communities and causes that matter to our members.
Increased capacity to serve larger businesses allowing for stronger financial service needs met by a local credit union.
“We’re very excited about this merger and the potential to create incremental value for our members. Together we will be capable of delivering greater benefits to members such as access to an expanded branch network, continued investment in technology and digital services, and enhanced value and convenience for our members. We want our members and the people in our communities to benefit from an industry–leading financial institution, built in the North, and focused on their success. This partnership helps us to realize this.”
— Board Chairs, Tim Foster, Northern Credit Union and Robert Jankovic, Copperfin Credit Union
Making a difference in people's lives.
Since 1957, Northern Credit Union has evolved into a full-service, locally-operated financial institution, offering personal and commercial banking and financial planning expertise to more than 70,000 member shareholders. Now serving 28 communities in Ontario, Northern is committed to educating members in financial literacy and providing tools to achieve financial goals.
Since day one, we have been making a positive impact on the lives of our members, neighbours and communities. A lot has changed over the years, but what never will is our commitment to helping one another, a testament that's clearly defined in our Core Purpose: Making a difference in people's lives.
Advancing the lives of the people and communities we serve.
In November of 2008, two Kenora based credit unions with deep community roots joined forces to become Copperfin Credit Union. Over the years, the successful growth in the Kenora market allowed us to expand into the surrounding areas. In May of 2013, Thunder Bay based Superior Credit Union merged with Copperfin to form Northwestern Ontario’s largest locally owned credit union.
Today, we're proud to provide our members a modern, conversational credit union that specializes in personalized advice and unique financial solutions to move your life forward.
|Partnership Opportunity Update
|In February, the Boards of Directors through the Joint Partnership Committee of Northern Credit Union, Copperfin Credit Union and WFCU Credit Union engaged in exploratory conversations to determine the potential of a three-partner merger.
|Northern Credit Union and Copperfin Credit Union Look to Unite the North.
|Northern Credit Union and Copperfin Credit have formed a Joint Partnership Committee of their Boards of Directors to explore opportunities to bring their organizations together.