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Introducing Read Local: Supporting local education and literature.

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Student bursaries

It pays off to be a credit union member! Apply for these student bursaries to help with the costs of college or university.


OCUF CU succeed youth bursary

Available to credit union members and children of credit union members, this bursary provides students with up to $3,000 in financial assistance!

Applications open April 30th - June 30th!


Co-operative young leaders (CYL) camp

Northern proudly sponsors young leaders to participate in CYL summer camp! Get ready to change your life.

Develop your leadership skills, build on your self-confidence, make lifelong friendships, and get inspired to change the world in an exciting, judgement free atmosphere! Designed for youth aged 13-18, these week-long overnight camps will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a strong leader and changemaker, through the lens of co-operative organizations. Don’t worry, you’ll have lots of time for traditional camp activities like swimming, campfires, and crafts, too!

Learn more about CYL

Older than 18? If you’re passionate about co-operatives and consider yourself a strong leader, volunteer as a CYL camp facilitator! Help shape the future generation of changemakers.

Learn more about CYL or register online:

*If you wish to be sponsored, please submit the Sponsorship Application Form before registering online.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

We are, and always have been, a social and environmentally conscious organization that gives back to the North, because that’s the Northern Way. We believe that Northern can make a real difference in the North, and are continually reviewing our processes and aligning our activities with member and employee satisfaction, as well as assessing our involvement within the communities we serve.

Community economic development

  • Commercial lending to small businesses in our communities, creating local employment opportunities
  • Local purchasing and hiring wherever possible
  • Non-profit account packages and pricing

Financial literacy

  • The Financial Literacy Learning Centre
  • The Northern Know How financial literacy web videos
  • Financial literacy boot camps and newsletters, as well as education resources for colleges and universities
  • Annual contests for elementary and high school students to win prizes and RESP contributions

Philanthropy/ volunteerism

  • Employee, member and Advisory Committee fundraising initiatives
  • Over $100,000 in local donations raised annually

Environmental sustainability

  • Green building initiatives for all branches, including a 4-star rating for our corporate head office
  • Ethical investment opportunities including Ethical Mutual Funds and Community Bonds
  • Online, paperless banking with E-Statements
  • Teleconferenced board and committee meetings to reduce travel

Community centres

The Northern Credit Union Community Centre

Northern Credit Union has proudly partnered with Curl Sudbury to secure the future of curling in Greater Sudbury. This three-year partnership will support facility enhancements and equipment upgrades to the six-sheet curling ice pad, community event space, and lounge!

The Northern Credit Union Community Centre at 300 Wessex Street in Sudbury will continue to host the recreational and competitive curling leagues that Curl Sudbury users enjoy every winter, and will transform into the pickle ball and roller derby arena that you love in the summer.

As part of our commitment to building strong communities, the Northern Credit Union Community Centre will be an all-inclusive space that encourages sportsmanship, inclusivity, and diversity.

Click here to read the full press release.

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The Northern Community Centre

The Northern Community Centre at 556 Goulais Ave in Sault Ste. Marie is a state-of-the-art indoor turf facility, and is home to the 55+ Active Living Centre.

This partnership, which has been ongoing since 2013, supports the Twin Pad Expansion Project in the new construction of a fitness center and two new ice rinks, as well as facility enhancements.

Northern Credit Union is thrilled to continue this partnership as part of our promise to provide an all-embracing space for our community to enjoy.

Do some good

Take a look at the difference we are making in our communities!

Are you a part of an organization that is looking for volunteers? Join Do Some Good to be a part of this amazing network.


Join the advisory committee!

Our Northern Credit Union Advisory Committee acts as the flag-bearers of our cause – championing local initiatives, helping Northerners in their communities, and working hard to raise awareness of our efforts to give back.

The Northern Advisory Committee is a group of passionate volunteers from across our footprint, who come together to plan and execute social giving initiatives that make big impacts to our communities.

How it works:

Advisors suggest ideas to get involved in the community, like sponsorships, fundraisers, or events. As a team, we discuss ways to plan and execute the initiative that will make a big impact to the community, as well as expand it into other communities if applicable.

How to get involved:

If you are interested in being a part of the Advisory Committee, please reach out to We meet regularly to stay up-to-date on each other’s ongoing initiatives, and to brainstorm ways to make lasting impacts on our communities.