Connect First Credit Union Pays Member Bills Across Southern Alberta

December 7, 2017

Credit unions care, and the team at Connect First Credit Union showed that care this month by reaching out to members across southern Alberta to pay their utilities, taxes, medical bills, rent, mortgages, and loan payments to alleviate financial stresses in the run up to the holiday season. Watch the video:

“Finances are deeply personal and you often don’t know when your neighbour is struggling. Helping individuals and families meet their financial obligations to enjoy peace of mind over the holidays is just simply the right thing to do.” – Shelley Vandenberg, President of First Calgary Financial and Legacy Financial.

“The holiday season is about celebrating with the people you love, not worrying about keeping a roof over your head. A little unexpected help can go a very a long way to brighten spirits in times of need.” – Scot Hadden, President of Chinook Financial.

"We're very proud of our culture of giving at Connect First Credit Union, and we’re in a unique position to lend a hand to people who need it the most. We challenge Albertans to do something unexpected for someone this holiday season. Acts of kindness really matter." - Paul Kelly, CEO of Connect First Credit Union.

About Connect First Credit Union

Connect First Credit Union offers its members a full range of financial products and services through trusted local brands and a community-focused approach to banking. Connect First Credit Union is Canada’s tenth largest credit union, with over $5 billion in assets under administration. It serves 104,000 members and counting through 29 locations in 14 communities across southern Alberta, under the Chinook Financial, First Calgary Financial and Legacy Financial divisions.


Media Contacts:

Alison Archambault

Director, Brand & Stakeholder Engagement

Connect First Credit Union


Megan Douglas

Manager, Brand & Stakeholder Engagement

Connect First Credit Union