Press Releases

Read our Updated Press Releases for what’s new and happening at Community First.



    YNCU has launched an innovative new brand this April which aims to change the face of local banking in Ontario. With a nod to the neighbourhood in the new logo and a commitment to helping members grow and succeed, the new brand for YNCU and Community First (a division of YNCU) is bringing real solutions for real life to Ontarians and breaking out of the mould of what’s expected in banking.
  • Your Neighbourhood Credit Union Reports Strong Year of Growth, Welcomed New Board Member, and Unveiled New Brand at AGM (PDF - 87.23 KB)

    18 April, 2019
    Sault Ste. Marie and Kitchener, ON – The Your Neighbourhood Credit Union (YNCU) Annual General Meeting, including Community First, a division of YNCU, brought together 223 members and guests on April 16th. At the meeting, with Kitchener and Sault Ste. Marie connected via video link, the Credit Union reported strong financial results, welcomed a new Board member, and unveiled an exciting new brand.
  • Local credit union earns 6 national marketing awards (PDF - 226.97 KB)

    May 3, 2018: Your Neighbourhood Credit Union (YNCU) was recognized with 6 national marketing awards during the annual CCUA Conference – Marketing Association for Credit Unions’ (MACU) Strategic Marketing Conference in Toronto on Monday, April, 30th.  Download details.
  • Your Neighbourhood Credit Union Celebrates Record Results at AGM (PDF - 225.91 KB)

    April 25, 2018 - Kitchener, ON - Your Neighbourhood Credit Union announced its 2017 financial results at its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018.
  • Your Neighbourhood Credit Union and Community First Celebrate Provincial Award (PDF - 326.03 KB)

    April 5, 2017
  • Credit unions win Best in Banking for 12th Straight Year (PDF - 194.56 KB)

    August 25, 2015 - Canadians have ranked credit unions first in overall Customer Service Excellence and Branch Service Excellence for the 12th consecutive year – among all financial institutions.
  • Local Credit Union Wins Big at MACU Awards (PDF - 311.98 KB)

    May 30th, 2016 – Community First and Your Neighbourhood Credit Union take home a combined 18 national awards at the MACU Gala in Ottawa.
  • Central 1 has a New Director (PDF - 336.91 KB)

    April 20, 2016 – YNCU CEO Kerry Hadad was elected to Central 1’s Board of Directors.
  • Merger Approved By Members (PDF - 283.38 KB)

    January 26, 2016 – Community First and Your Neighbourhood Credit Union will merge following member votes at both organizations.
  • Soo Curlers Association to get a New Name (PDF - 164.50 KB)

    October 26, 2015 – Community First and the Soo Curlers Association announce they are entering into an agreement for the naming rights of the facility.
  • Soo Pee Wee to get a New Name (PDF - 160.62 KB)

    July 9, 2015 – Community First and the Soo Pee Wee Arena announce they are entering into a five year agreement for the naming rights of the facility.
  • Intent to Merge (PDF - 540.91 KB)

    June 29th, 2015 – Community First announces intent to merge with Your Neighbourhood Credit Union.
  • New Collective Agreement (PDF - 153.10 KB)

    Dec 9th, 2014 - Community First and USW 7129, the union representing the frontline employees, have reached a collaborative collective agreement.
  • Bringing Doctors Home (PDF - 146.83 KB)

    January 14, 2015 - Community First supported ESSAR Steel Employees at their Bring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament.

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