First Calgary Financial is the 10th largest credit unions in Canada with over $4 billion in assets under administration
Member Since 2011
Employees 436
Locations 16
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3750 Brentwood Rd. NW
Calgary, AB T2L 1K8
800 Crowfoot Cres. NW
Calgary, AB T3G 4S3
735, 5005 Dalhousie Dr. NW
Calgary, AB T3A 5R8
8220 Centre St. N
Calgary, AB T3K 1J7
500 – 130 Country Village Rd. NE
Calgary, AB T3K 6B8
455 – 36 St. NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6K3
100 – 6520 Falconridge Blvd. NE
Calgary, AB T3J 3W6
200 - 2850 Sunridge Blvd. NE
Calgary, AB T1Y 6G2
116, 2640 - 52 St. NE
Calgary, AB T1Y 3R6
116, 317 - 7 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2Y9
70 – 2580 Southland Dr. SW
Calgary, AB T2V 4J8
5735 Signal Hill Centre SW
Calgary, AB T3H 3P8
8726 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2H 0M4
110 – 70 Shawville Blvd. SE
Calgary, AB T2Y 2Z3
400 – 4915, 130 Ave. SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 4J2
141, 71 Riverside Dr. W
Okotoks, AB T1S 1M3
  • Be Local Award: Favourite large business 2014
  • Be Local Award: Community Economy Leader Award 2014
  • Canada's 50 Best-Managed Companies Platinum Member
  • Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures - 2013
  • Alberta’s Top 100 Employers - 2012 - 2016
  • Venture 250 - 2012, 2013, 2016 (Alberta Venture)
  • National Credit Union Social Responsibility Award – 2014
  • Concentra Financial “emPOWERING Our Communities” campaign - 2013
  • Pathways Leadership award - 2013
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COVID-19 UPDATES: Legacy and Chinook branches closed completely until further notice. All other branches only open by appointment. Phone, email and app services remain active.    

One bank is as good as another — just a place for holding your money, say many consumers. Big national banks, credit unions: what’s the difference? First Calgary Financial, a division of Connect First Credit Union, aims to prove that there is a big difference when it comes to banking, especially when the focus is on people and community rather than just the bottom line.

This Calgary-based institution makes a difference in the community every day, offering funding support for impactful community initiatives and help to those who need an alternative to payday lending.

The team at First Calgary Financial knows that banking is a cornerstone of every vibrant community, with a responsibility to be a positive impact.

It’s a partnership among neighbours, and a business built by people, not numbers — people who want to strengthen the communities they call home.

“Community is everyone’s responsibility,” said Shelley Vandenberg, president of First Calgary Financial. “when you’re our member, your money is making a difference — a genuine and lasting contribution to the financial success of Calgary.”

First Calgary is owned and governed by its members through a democratically elected board of directors. As owners, its members benefit by sharing in its profits through periodic common share dividends. Its communities also benefit in sharing our profits. Over the past several years, First Calgary has re-invested 5% of its pre-tax profits into the community to over 110 local community organizations.

First Calgary is a massive advocate for SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), with a selection of Meritas funds for clients to invest in. First Calgary Financial believes that its members will have the ability to secure their own financial future without compromising the next generation’s ability to have a future which is similar or better than that of this generation.

With the launch of a new Act Local program, the teams at First Calgary Financial invite neighbours and community groups doing awesome things (graffiti clean up, unifying community festivals, etc.) to apply for funding to support their projects and events. That empowers local branches to make local decisions about how the funding is allocated based on what will have the greatest impact in their neighbourhoods.