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In 2008, we started out as Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union with initial assets of $4 million, 279 members and a passion for serving and embracing the uniqueness of the creative arts community. Over the years, thanks to the support of our members, we grew in size and expanded.

In 2020, our Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of merging with FirstOntario Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in Ontario, with a focus on providing an exceptional banking experience, innovative products and services and commitment to community. FirstOntario has been serving members throughout the Golden Horseshoe, Niagara Region and Southwestern regions of Ontario for more than 80 years.

Member support of the merger led to the creation of Creative Arts Financial, a division of FirstOntario Credit Union.


Our Newsletter - The Front Line

Media Releases

  • October 20, 2022
    FirstOntario support for student nutrition tops $2 million to help kids get food they need to start their day right
  • July 29, 2022
    Heritage Savings & Credit Union members vote in favour of joining operations with FirstOntario Credit Union
  • June 1, 2022
    New FinTip$ series offered through FirstOntario and Brock University supports financial literacy
  • March 15, 2022
    Heritage Savings & Credit Union and FirstOntario Credit Union Announce Agreement to Merge
  • November 30, 2021
    Creative Arts Financial delivers $10,000 to The AFC as part of GivingTuesday
  • November 19, 2021
    Credit unions come together for B.C. flood support
  • October 21, 2021
    FirstOntario Credit Union nears $2 million in support for local student nutrition programs
  • October 20, 2021
    Three Niagara Credit Unions come together to support the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.
  • September 27, 2021
    FirstOntario Credit Union earns Living Wage certification.
  • July 20, 2021
    FirstOntario Credit Union announced as official sponsor of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.
  • July 7, 2021
    Promising post-secondary students recognized by FirstOntario Credit Union with $13,000 in education awards.
  • October 6, 2020
    Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union members vote in favour of joining operations with FirstOntario Credit Union.

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