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Comtech Fire Credit Union Member earns OCUF Bursary
Comtech Fire Credit Union congratulates Connor Gonsalves on receiving a bursary from the Ontario Credit Union Foundation. Connor has been a member since he was a young boy and is the son of former Credit Manager Charlene Gonsalves.
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CFFF RK Meritorius Service Award 2016
Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation President Robert Kirkpatrick Awarded Meritorious Service Medal by Governor General
OTTAWA -- Robert Kirkpatrick, president of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation and 32-year veteran Captain with the Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by His Excellency, The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.
In a statement from the Governor General of Canada website, “The Meritorious Service Decorations were established to recognize the extraordinary people who make Canada proud. Their acts are often innovative, set an example or model for others to follow, or respond to a particular challenge faced by a community. The best candidates are those who inspire others through their motivation to find solutions to specific and pressing needs or provide an important service to their community or country.”
Captain Kirkpatrick spearheaded a national fundraising and awareness campaign to establish the Canadian Firefighters Monument in Lebreton Flats in Ottawa in 2012. His Excellency, The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada officiated the unveiling of Canada’s newest monument, recognizing the tireless efforts of the Board of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation and its president, Robert Kirkpatrick.
Captain Kirkpatrick worked closely with The Ministry of Heritage to provide partial funding for the new monument, a tribute to firefighters across Canada, 80 per cent of whom are volunteers, and in particular, to all those who have died in the line of duty since 1848.
The acclaimed author of several books -- Their Last Alarm, honouring Ontario’s firefighters, editions 1 & 2; Reflections of a Proud Heritage: History of the Oakville Fire Department and The Canadian Firefighters Memorial – Captain Kirkpatrick is also the recipient of:
- The Ontario Medal for Firefighters Bravery
- The 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal
- The Canada Fire Service Exemplary Service Medal
- The Ontario Fire Services Long Service Medal
- The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
- The Ontario Provincial Police Award for Bravery
- The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Bravery Award
- The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Bill William Humanitarian Award
- The Toronto Fire Services Credit Union John Rider Award
- A two-time recipient of the Mississauga Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year Award
“The Canadian Firefighters Memorial is a symbolic landmark in the heart of the Canada’s Capital region where Canadians can now come to reflect and pay tribute to the men and women in the fire service who lost their lives while on duty to help in communities across Canada,” said Captain Kirkpatrick. “I am grateful to the long-serving directors of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation who led this initiative with me, and to the many sponsors and supporters, who have helped me accomplish an important mission for the fire service and citizens of Canada."
Captain Robert Kirkpatrick received the Meritorious Service Medal on November 25, 2016 from His Excellency, The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada
For more information:
Director of Communications
Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Purchase Your 2017 Toronto Fire Fighter Calendar at Toronto Area Comtech Fire Branches Expand/Collapse
The 12-month wall calendar features spectacular photos of real Toronto firefighters who dedicate their lives to protecting our communities and responding to emergencies. Every purchase and donation made to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation through this calendar will benefit the Fire Fighters' Cancer Research Fund at The Princess Margaret Hospital.
Calendars are $20.00 each, and they make great stocking stuffers. Purchase yours today! Available at Mississauga, King Street, Avenue Road and East York Civic Centre branches.
November is Financial Literacy Month
November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. There is no better time to improve your knowledge about family finances. Comtech Fire Credit Union is here to help. Our financial experts can help you navigate the challenges you may face, with sound financial advice and most importantly, your own complimentary financial plan.
The Government of Canada also has a very helpful web site with lots of information. You can find it at: http://www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/eng/financialliteracy/initiativesprojects/flm/Pages/home-accueil.aspx
Start out by taking your assessment at: https://itools-ioutils.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/FLSAT-OAELF/ques-ques-eng.aspx
Then give us a call at one of our branches to arrange for your very own personalized financial plan by going to: comtechfirecu.com
We are here to help. You can also download our financial literacy book called the “Bucket Coach”, or obtain a complimentary printed copy of this great book by contacting our 1997 Avenue Road Branch.
Let’s make November the month that springboards you to even greater wealth!
Comtech Fire Credit Union Plans Branch Events In Support of Breast Cancer Month
Breast Cancer Month
Toronto Fire & Mississauga Fire Pink Trucks to Visit Branches
Toronto— October 13, 2016 — Comtech Fire Credit Union will be raising money for Breast Cancer Research at its GTA branches during the month of October. Partnering with both the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association and the Mississauga Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund, events are planned that will feature both the Toronto and Mississauga Fire Pink Fire Trucks at their branches.
“We are very committed to supporting research to one day find a cure for breast cancer,” said Kevin Connolly, Chief Marketing Officer, at Comtech Fire Credit Union. “We are proud to partner with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association supporting the Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital and the Mississauga Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund in support of the Trillium Health Partners Foundation. We hope to see many of our members and friends at our upcoming branch fundraisers”, added Connolly.
The Toronto Fire Pink Truck will be at our 1997 Avenue Road Branch on Friday, October 14th, 2016, between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. It will also visit our 637 King Street Branch on International Credit Union Day, October 20th, 2016 from 9:30-11:00 AM and from 2:30-5:00 PM. The Mississauga Fire Pink Truck will be at our 5099 Creekbank location in the Bell Canada Complex, also on October 20th, 2016 between 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.
For more information,
416-598-1197, extension 2239
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Ready to invest or not sure where to start? Either way, we invite you to schedule a check-in with a Money Mentor to learn how to make the most of your money.
To get started call 1.800.209.7444 or stop by your local branch today
Limestone Advisory Board Votes to Harmonize Trade Name with Comtech Fire Credit Union Expand/Collapse
Decision will streamline operations and enhance member service.
Toronto, Ontario, September 19, 2016:
Comtech Fire Credit Union announced today that Limestone, a division of Comtech Fire Credit Union will now be known as Comtech Fire Credit Union. The decision follows discussions with the Limestone advisory board and staff who recommended the harmonization of their trade name to eliminate member confusion and to better identify its direction in the Kingston region, including Amherstview.
“Our recent merger with Comtech Fire Credit Union provides us with a greater opportunity to serve our members”, said Comtech Fire Director Joanne McDonnell, who represents the former Limestone branches on the Comtech Fire Board. “Our intention is to strengthen our connection with Federal Employees, both active and retired, in our region. The Comtech Fire brand also allows us to make a strong connection with professional and volunteer fire fighters and with communication and technology employees and retirees in the Kingston and Amherstview areas. With the greater resources the merger makes available to our branches, we will also be in a better position to serve the Kingston region at large”, she added.
“Our Board was delighted to accept the decision of Limestone’s Advisory Board to change their name to Comtech Fire Credit Union”, said Comtech Fire Credit Union Board Chair Jeffrey Stubbs. “We are building a very strong Credit Union with our recent amalgamations with Fire Services Credit Union and Limestone Credit Union. Our branch network now covers Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and the GTA. We plan to continue our growth in Ontario. The amalgamations provide us with greater scale that allows us to provide greater service to our combined membership and at the same time gain efficiencies that strengthen our Credit Union”, Stubbs added.
Echoing this, Comtech Fire Credit Union’s CEO John Mach added: “We respect the roots and origins of Limestone’s membership and will work to enhance our connection with them as we move forward. This decision does not change our approach to continue to build on each Credit Union’s strengths and better serve our members”.
Comtech Fire Credit Union, operates seven branches in the GTA, Kingston area and in Ottawa and serves the financial needs of 20,000 members and their families throughout Ontario. The Credit Union has over $400 million in total assets.
For more information, please contact:
Chief Marketing Officer
Comtech Fire Credit Union
102-220 Yonge Street
(416) 598-1197, extension 2239
2016 Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf Tournament raises $16,000
Sold-Out Event Brings 4 Year Total Contribution in excess of $61,000!
Toronto, Ontario, August 8, 2016:
Comtech Fire Credit Union announced today that the 2016 Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf Tournament raised a total of $16,000, bringing our four year total contribution to the Foundation to over $61,000!
“The Foundation is extremely grateful for the partnership we have with Comtech Fire Credit Union”, said Captain Robert Kirkpatrick of Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services, and President of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “The annual golf tournament and yearly ceremony sponsorship is a great example of how much one organization can help the Foundation reach its goals to operate the national firefighters memorial ceremony and provide support programs for the families of fallen firefighters", added Kirkpatrick.
“Four years ago we decided to support a cause that is of fundamental significance to our members”, said Kevin Connolly, Chief Marketing Officer of Comtech Fire Credit Union. “The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation through its national support programs does exceptional work with the families of the heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting the public, and we are proud to support their work. We look forward to our fifth annual golf classic on May 29th, 2017 at the Markland Wood Golf Club where we will once again welcome our generous sponsors, Professional Fire Fighter Associations and fire fighter friends from across Ontario”, added Connolly.
Comtech Fire Credit Union, and its subsidiary Limestone, operates seven branches in the GTA, Kingston area and in Ottawa and serves the financial needs of 20,000 members and their families throughout Ontario. The Credit Union has close to $500 million in total assets.
The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation was created to HONOUR and REMEMBER firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty and to SUPPORT their families. The CFFF is a registered charity and operates by fundraising.
Limestone Credit Union Members Vote in Favour of Asset Purchase Agreement with Comtech Fire Credit Union Expand/Collapse
At a member meeting held on June 28th in Kingston, Ontario, members of Limestone Credit Union voted unanimously in favour of an asset purchase agreement with Comtech Fire Credit Union.
Limestone will maintain its existing trade name, as a subsidiary of Comtech Fire Credit Union with aggregate assets approaching $500 million with 18,000 members. Comtech Fire Credit Union is based in Toronto, Ontario operating 7 branches in Ottawa, Toronto, Mississauga and now in Amhertsview and Kingston Ontario under the Limestone banner. Additional branch locations are currently being explored and will include additional branches in Toronto and in the Pickering/Ajax area.
“During the past year, we have worked diligently to determine that Comtech Fire shares our values of member commitment”, said Mike Fleurie, CEO of Limestone Credit Union. “ We believe we can be stronger together, bringing an even broader value proposition to our members” added Fleurie.
“We have maintained throughout the process that we are stronger together than we are apart”, said Comtech Fire CEO John Mach. “Our ability to build the resources necessary to innovate and compete in the future requires adequate scale and this merger is another important step. It makes things even better that we share so many common values.”
Important Login Change: Deposit Cheques in a SNAP... Expand/Collapse
Comtech Fire Credit Union is pleased to announce our new Deposit Anywhere™ feature. Deposit cheques anytime, anywhere with a click of your smartphone or tablet.
In order to launch this new feature, all Internet Banking subscribers will be asked to re-acknowledge our service agreement. Please take a few minutes to peruse the agreement, once complete, enter your PAC to acknowledge it.
You will now have full access to all of the features of the Comtech Fire website as well as all of our Mobile Banking App, including Deposit Anywhere™.
We are adding 800 surcharge-free ATM machines! Expand/Collapse
This summer, Comtech Fire will have access to the second largest financial institution ATM network in Canada as THE EXCHANGE® Network expands its surcharge-free ATM fleet to over 3,300 coast to coast
Comtech Fire is pleased to announce that our debit cardholders will have even greater access to surcharge-free ATMs across Canada with the addition of over 800 surcharge-free cash dispensing ATMs in select Mac’s, Couche-Tard and Circle K locations throughout the country.
As a Participant in THE EXCHANGE® Network, Comtech Fire provides our cardholders with access to the 2nd largest Financial Institution ATM Network in Canada, which means whether you are travelling to work, class, the market, and now to select Mac’s, Couche-Tard or Circle K locations across the country; a surcharge-free ATM is always on your way. Our cardholders also have access to over 500,000 ATMs and over 3 million Point of Sale terminals in the United States. Look for the Accel® debit payments network logo when you are traveling south of the border.
Comtech Fire cardholders can download our free ComtechCU - Mobile Banking App for select smartphones or tablets so that no matter where life takes you, a surcharge-free ATM is right at your fingertips. See the "New Mobile Banking App" article below to download our mobile app. Never pay an ATM surcharge again by using an ATM with THE EXCHANGE® Network logo (see the logo at very top for an example)!
About THE EXCHANGE® NetworkThe EXCHANGE® Network is a full function, surcharge-free network of over 3,300 ATMs owed by its 184 Financial Institution participants to the benefit of their 4.5 million Canadian cardholders. It is the second largest ATM network in Canada and, through its partnership with Fiserv enables access to over 500,000 ATMs and 3 million Point of Sale terminals through the Accel° debit payments network in the United States. The EXCHANGE® Network is managed by FICANEX® Services LP, a limited partnership formed under the laws of the Province of British Columbia. More information is available at: www.TheExchangeNetwork.ca
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Signing into Online Banking Expand/Collapse
YOUR MEMBER NUMBER
Once your account is set up for Online Banking and you have your password, select your branch and enter your 6-digit Member Number along with your password to log-in.
*Note: if your Member Number is less than 6-digits in length, enter the required amount of 0's to make it a 6-digit number. For example, if your Member Number is 1234, enter 001234.
Your new password will consist of a total of EIGHT (8) characters and must be alphanumeric (consisting of letters and/or numbers). Symbols and anything less than eight characters will be rejected by the system.
- Eight characters
- Alphanumeric (letters and numbers only)
- Must include a combination of lowercase and capital letters
- GOOD: Abcd1234
- BAD: abcd1234
- BAD: Abcd123*
More information visit: online banking
Business content coming in Fall 2016 Expand/Collapse
As one of our new features, we are also excited to offer a Business page dedicated to our commercial members! The content for this page will be accessible in the Fall of 2016 and will feature exclusive products and information for commercial uses.
Comtech Fire changes the world of banking Expand/Collapse
At Comtech Fire, we are committed to delivering you the most honest, exceptional and dedicated service because our members are more than just customers.
We’ve made several upgrades to not only our website or branch, but our tech infrastructure as well. Leading the curve in the latest of banking operating systems coupled with our new online banking system, your accounts and transactions will work seamlessly across all platforms, including your cell phone.
You can make loan payments, fund an RSP, or manage bill payments from the comfort of your own home. If that wasn’t enough, you will even be able to deposit cheques by taking a picture and sending it to your account!