Board of Directors Election

As a Member it's YOUR right to vote.

Each year we invite all Members interested in making a personal difference at FirstOntario to run for election to our Board of Directors. Annually our Elections run from November to March.

Nomination Period: November 1 to December 11, 2017
Voting Period: January 24 to March 12, 2018

FirstOntario’s Annual General Meeting will be held at Carmen’s Banquet Centre, 1520 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton, Ontario L8W 3P9 on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Elections 2018

Our 2018 Board of Directors election is now open and runs from January 24 through to March 12, 2018.

Candidate Information

This year’s candidates were interviewed and assessed by a third party consultant and your Elections Committee to establish their existing competencies to help our Members make a more informed decision when voting.

FirstOntario Members who meet all the following criteria are eligible to vote in our Board of Directors election:

  • Members who are 14 years of age or older
  • Members who are in good standing as of December 31, 2017
  • Members with the correct number of Member shares

We are pleased to introduce you to your candidates for our Board of Directors election. Simply click on the name of the candidate below to review their profile and a short candidate video.

Voting Options

Vote Online

Your Board of Directors highly recommends online voting as a quick, easy and secure way for you to vote.

Online voting is available from January 24 until March 12, 2018. To get started with online voting simply log in to online banking, then on the left hand side, click on “Vote for Board of Directors”. It’s that easy! Please note that should you also vote in-branch or by mail, your paper ballot will take precedence over your online vote.

Mobile App Voting

Voting through our mobile app for your smartphone is easy. Just download the FirstOntario mobile banking app to cast your vote.

In-branch Voting and Voting by Mail

You can also vote in your local FirstOntario branch or simply mail in your completed ballot once you receive it at your home. FirstOntario mailed out ballots to our Members this year, along with a postage paid return envelope.

Annual General Meeting

Election winners will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. All FirstOntario Members are welcome.

This year we will be welcoming guest speaker David Chilton. David is the acclaimed author of “The Wealthy Barber” and “The Wealthy Barber Returns”. You may also know him as being a former panelist on television’s “The Dragons’ Den”.

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