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Firsts & Quick Facts

What many now take for granted, credit unions invented. We are the innovators in Canadian financial services. And if you look closely, most of our firsts are focused on making financial services better, more convenient and more flexible for our members.

  • First loans based on borrower character
  • First payroll deduction service for deposits and loan payments
  • First weekly mortgage payments
  • First open mortgages
  • First financial institutions to lend to women in their own names (in the 1960s, if you can believe that)
  • First to offer daily interest savings
  • First full-service ATM network
  • First home equity lines of credit
  • First debit card service
  • First registered education plans
  • First fully functional internet banking
  • First branchless bank (Citizens Bank)
  • First cheque imaging service

Quick Facts

Now that you know how often credit unions put their members' needs first, learn a little more about the credit unions that put all Canadians first.

There are 476 credit unions in Canada affiliated with Canadian Central. They have:

  • 1,778 locations
  • 5 million members
  • $99.5 billion in assets
  • $87.3 billion in deposits
  • $83.3 billion in loans
  • 24,000 employees
  • Together they are the second largest lender to small businesses in Canada

The first Canadian caisse populaire, or credit union, was started in December, 1900 in Levis, Quebec, by Alphonse Desjardins.

Part of a Large, Growing System

The Canadian credit union system, including the Desjardins group in Quebec, has combined assets of more than $200 billion, making this collective the fifth-largest financial institution in the country.  Almost 11 million Canadians are members of credit unions or caisses populaires – one-third of the population.


To help limit the spread of COVID-19 virus the office is closed until further notice in accordance with the recommendations of the City of Toronto  Read more...

Look Who's Talking

Shelley Cook recalls a time when she approached one of the big banks for a loan. “I told them I was a stunt girl and they said ‘Do you have a real job?’ “ Read more...

Deposit Insurance Reserve Fund

Did you know that deposits are insured by the Deposit Insurance Reserve Fund (DIRF)? So you can rest comfortably knowing your deposits are safe.   Learn more... 


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