Share Newsletter: Spring 2023

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  1. Affordable Housing GIC
  2. Fraud Prevention Month
  3. Kindred Charitable Fund Grant Recipients
  4. How to Navigate the Inflation Wave of 2023
  5. Updates from Kindred
  6. Members receive over $1.45 Million!

Kindred’s Affordable Housing GIC Is Already Making an Impact!

Often when we think of homelessness, we picture someone asleep on a city sidewalk, or a tent city in an urban park. We don’t usually think of a small country town, yet rural homelessness is a growing issue. The price of housing has skyrocketed in every corner of Ontario, yet rural areas don’t have access to the same resources as larger, urban centres. 

Read the full blog article → How Kindred Credit Union is making a difference


March is Fraud Prevention Month! Can you spot a fraud?

Like most folks, you make every effort to protect yourself from fraud. You’ve heard the stories and know about the most common scams out there. But fraudsters seem to come up with new schemes faster than most of us can keep up with the old. How can you protect yourself from the latest scams?

Here are some common red flags to look for that will help protect you from fraudsters.


We’re pleased to announce the 2023 Kindred Charitable Fund grant recipients.

Kindred Charitable Fund Grant Recipients

These 17 organizations, along with two existing commitments, will receive a total of $100,000 in funding. Each selected organization actively inspires peaceful, just, and prosperous communities under the themes of Community Food Security, Financial Empowerment, Indigenous Justice and Reconciliation, and Safe and Affordable Housing.

Read the full blog article → Find out more about this year’s recipients and the great work they do in our community.


Helpful Advice – How to Navigate the Inflation Wave of 2023

We’ve all noticed it at the grocery store, the gas station, and the mall. It seems like the price of everything has skyrocketed in the last year. In these challenging times, adopting the right financial habits could help you ease your financial stress and take charge of your financial future.

Read the full blog article → Helpful tips to get started


Updates from Kindred

Introducing Stephanie Szusz
Our new Vice President, Agricultural and Commercial banking, will bring a renewed focus to meeting the needs of our Farmers, Small Businesses, and Faith Communities.

Read the full blog article → Introducing Stephanie Szusz, VP, Agricultural and Commercial Banking for Kindred Credit Union


Members receive over $1.45 million!

Kindred will pay Profit Shares to members, totaling over $1.45 million of our 2022 earnings! That means we’ve shared more than $12 million with our members over the last 10 years.

We exemplify our core value of stewardship by sharing a significant portion of our annual profits with our communities, as well as our members through Profit Shares. The amount we give each year is calculated based on members’ annual deposit and loan business. All members receive a minimum of $5 in Profit Shares annually.

Details of your Profit Shares can be found on your February account statement.

Member Contact Centre

In today’s busy world, online banking is a major convenience. You can bank anywhere and at any time. At Kindred, we’ve got you covered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Here’s how you can determine who to call → Help with online banking 

ATM Replacements

We’re pleased to let you know that we’re upgrading some of our ATMs! Our branches in Aylmer, Elmira, Milverton, New Hamburg and Leamington either already have, or will soon have brand new ATMs to better serve our members. 

Read the full blog article → Details and timing of the new ATMs

Wealth and Investment Webinars

At Kindred, we want to help you make peace with your money. Wherever you are on your financial journey, it’s important to learn all you can about your finances and the options available to you. That’s why you are invited to attend any of our upcoming complimentary Wealth and Investment Webinars.

Business Account Packages

Kindred recently launched our Business Account Packages! These packages are offered to business members, specifically commercial and agricultural banking, and include chequing plans that are competitively priced and make managing your daily banking easier.

ISO Dividend Rate Update

We’re happy to announce that the 2022 Investment Share dividend declared by our Board of Directors for all three series (2005, 2019, and 2022) was 5.0%. This is higher than the previously proposed rate. This return was paid to members on February 2, 2023 and appeared on their February statements. For more information, visit

$50 for Every $50,000 Offer

Do you have mutual funds with another financial institution? We’ll give you $50 for every $50,000 that you transfer to Kindred Credit Union*.


* Terms and conditions apply. Visit to get started today!

Join us for our 59th Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 7 p.m. ay Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo

As a member-owner, you have an equal voice in how the credit union is run.
While we’d love to see you in person and enjoy some fellowship, there will also be an option to join us online.

Registration and more details will be available soon!

Serving your community. We're seeking candidates for the Kindred Board of Directors and Council of Members.

Join Kindred’s Council of Members
Are you interested in contributing to the governance of your credit union? Your expertise and input are vital to growing Kindred into the future!

As a representative of the Council of Members, you will work alongside other members from our Kindred branches, responsible for finding suitable and qualified candidates to serve on the Kindred Board of Directors. This important Council meets twice a year (April / November) as they work together to support the future success of our Credit Union.

Speak to your Branch Manager about this position today!

Kindred Credit Union

At Kindred, we believe you have a better choice for banking. We believe values and faith are central to life, and financial decisions are not values-neutral. In fact, we think financial decisions can impact the world in amazing ways—so our values are integrated into everything we do. We call this Banking with Purpose.

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