Lunch: Canadian Credit Unions, Banking with a Higher Purpose.

Date: May 15, 2014
Location: The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto
Time: 11:30 am Registration/ 12:00 pm Lunch and Presentation

What is a credit union? What purpose does a credit union serve? How are they different from a bank? These are just a few of the commonly asked questions about credit unions. Kelly McGiffin guides us through the overall financial services environment in Canada and outlines why credit unions have tremendous value in Canadian society. Mr. McGiffin will also look at the power of the cooperative banking model and demonstrate why Ontario’s credit unions have a bright future in this market.

Kelly McGiffenSPEAKER: Kelly McGiffin,
President & C.E.O. of FirstOntario Credit Union

Join Kelly McGiffin for an engaging look at credit unions serving a higher purpose and the co-operative banking movement. Why should Canadians bank with a credit union? Why not!

Mr. McGiffin is a credit union executive in his 37th year, the last 23 in an executive position. He was appointed President and CEO of the FirstOntario Credit Union in November of 2007, coming out of the British Columbia credit union system. He has been recently elected to a three year term on Central 1’s Board of Directors for Ontario.

As a fierce advocate for the credit union system, Kelly was instrumental in the creation of ALOCU – Alliance of Large Ontario Credit Unions; a collaborative peer group of the 12 largest credit unions in Ontario.  With Kelly as the leading voice, this Ontario credit union collaboration lead to Ontario credit union’s historic Province Wide Advertising initiative launched on January 20th, 2014 and it now has over 35 credit unions in Ontario as contributing members.  Kelly is currently in his second term as chair of ALOCU.

An accomplished and accredited Level 4 coach, Kelly is a former Canadian National Team coach with Men’s Fastpitch Softball, representing the country at three World Championships (medalling in all three) and won a Gold Medal at the 2003 Pan Am Games. He’s also been the winning coach at 2 Canadian Championships, 2 American Championships, and has coached club teams to 6 top ten finishes in the International Softball World Championship – coming second in the World three times.

Cost:                       TMAC Members- No Charge
Non-Members:     $65 + HST(8.45). Total: $73.45

Registration Details:
Please register for this event by e-mailing Vivien Hall-Cho at no later than noon on Friday, May 9, 2014.  If you are a member and unable to attend, send a guest for free, another benefit of TMAC-Toronto membership.

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