The Connect First Family

Connect First Credit Union launched the first regionally‐focused credit union in Alberta in 2014 through the amalgamation of Chinook Financial and First Calgary Financial, pairing shared back-end services with a local delivery model that matches the services, local decision-making, and branding to specific needs of the communities it operates in.

Since then, we have posted record earnings, increased our technology offering and profit sharing with members, and expanded our regional model through amalgamations with the culturally similar and like-minded credit unions, Legacy Savings and Mountain View Credit Union.

Our approach is founded on our vision to be Alberta’s Neighbourhood Credit Union, while enabling financial well-being for our members and the communities we are privileged to serve through our mission to Make Money Make a Difference.

We have a relentless focus on delivering exceptional local member service and long-term sustainability through an engaged 700-strong employee base who believe in cooperative values and community participation.




Our Journey At A Glance

Roots Date Back To 1938

November 2014

Connect First Credit Union Formed Through the Amalgamation of First Calgary Financial Credit Union and Chinook Credit Union, with two operating divisions: Chinook Financial and First Calgary Financial

July 2015

Chinook Financial launches Deposit Anywhere for members

August 2016

Chinook Financial and First Calgary Financial first in Alberta to Offer Alternative to Payday Lending

October 2016

Chinook Financial launches new Member Care Centre to service members with extended operating hours

March 2017

Connect First Credit Union Recognized as Top Employer in Alberta (since 2006) and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies (since 1999)

April 2017

Connect First Credit Union Recognized Credit Union of the Year

August 2017

First Calgary Financial First Credit Union in Alberta to Offer Mobile Pay

November 2017

Connect First Credit Union Amalgamates with Legacy Savings & Credit Union, introducing their third operating division: Legacy Financial

November 2017

Legacy Financial launches new Member Care Centre to service members with extended operating hours

November 2017

First Calgary, Chinook and Legacy divisions launch new mobile-friendly websites

December 2017

Connect First Credit Union posts its strongest year-end financial results in corporate history

August 2018

Connect First Credit Union Amalgamates with Mountain View Credit Union, introducing their fourth operating division: Mountain View Financial


Connect First Family

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