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Kindred Credit Union Celebrates 60 Years!

On March 21, 1964, twenty-two Waterloo County Mennonites got together and deposited $22 in a cash box to create our credit union. Their radical vision was to see mutual aid put into faithful practice – individuals or groups bearing one another’s burdens, helping each other out in times of need and in times of plenty. Six decades later and Kindred still encourages and fosters mutual aid among our members.

A lot has changed since 1964, yet who we are has remained woven into the fabric of our credit union. With variations of how we’ve expressed ourselves throughout the years, we have adapted and we continue to adapt, with our foundation remaining strong.

“For six decades, we’ve been blessed to have thousands of Ontarians choose to bank with us, entrust us with their money, and select us to help steward their personal and business finances,” said John Klassen, Kindred’s Interim CEO.

Our members from various walks of life, from different communities across Ontario, have joined together around our shared values of integrity, compassion, and stewardship to make Kindred cooperative banking that connects values and faith with finances, inspiring peaceful, just, and prosperous communities.

We’re planning a number of exciting ways to commemorate our milestone with our members and teammates throughout 2024, beginning with our Annual General Meeting on April 16.

We’re grateful to our faithful members and community partners who help bring our purpose to life every day in the communities we’re so fortunate to serve. It’s our privilege and pleasure to serve you and help you Make Peace with Your Money.


About Kindred Credit Union

Kindred Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative based in southwestern Ontario. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything we do and makes us the one-of-a-kind choice for those who want to connect their values and faith with their finances. Kindred offers a complete range of banking, borrowing, and investing products and services through eight branches and online. Members benefit from access to over 43,000 surcharge-free ATMs through THE EXCHANGE® Network in Canada and the Allpoint Network in the US. To learn more about Kindred, visit

Media Contact

Frank Chisholm
Director, Brand and Marketing
Kindred Credit Union
519.746.1010, Ext. 5211


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