Creative Arts Financial donates $ 10,000 to AFC as part of GivingTuesday

The donation responds to the need for services support the health and well-being of
arts and entertainment professionals

HAMILTON, ON, November 30, 2021 / CNW / – In recognition of GivingTuesday, Creative Arts Financial makes a donation $ 10,000 to the AFC to support people in the arts and entertainment industry who need help, especially during the pandemic.

Creative Arts Financial Logo (CNW Group / Creative Arts Financial)

Creative Arts Financial – a division of FirstOntario Credit Union – understands and embraces the unique needs of creative arts professionals, offering distinct products and services designed to meet the needs of this community. AFC is dedicated to helping the same groups of people who are employed in industry with regard to their health, dignity and ability to work.

“We know that AFC is an important resource for those employed in the arts and entertainment industry and we also know that this support means a lot to members of Creative Arts Financial,” said Lloyd smith, CEO, FirstOntario Credit Union. “Caring for our communities and giving back are fundamental principles of our credit union and we want to make sure that help is there when needed.”

Creative Arts Financial and the AFC recognize that many people in the arts and entertainment industry can often face precarious work and uncertain situations at some point. The impact of the pandemic has increased the need and number of requests for emergency assistance that the AFC has been called upon to provide. AFC relies on donations to deliver programs to Canadian entertainment professionals and Creative Arts Financial gives back to strengthen these supports.

This donation follows a $ 100,000 Offer from FirstOntario which will be distributed among local food banks across the province over the next several weeks, also as part of GivingTuesday.

About Creative Arts Savings Financial, a division of FirstOntario Credit Union
Creative Arts Savings Financial (CAF) was designed to provide financial services to meet the needs of people in the arts and entertainment industry. CAF considers you differently from banks. We understand the industry and the people who work in it. Everyone is welcome to be part of CAF. We offer our members a full range of services, competitive products and prices, and a real sense of family. Learn more about us on

About the FirstOntario Credit Union
FirstOntario is a full-service cooperative financial institution, serving members for 80 years throughout the Golden Horseshoe, Niagara and Southwestern region of Ontario. With $ 5.7 billion in assets under management, FirstOntario is one of the from Canada larger credit unions. Everyone is welcome to be a part of FirstOntario for financial services, including day to day transactions, mortgages, lines of credit, loans and investments. Profits from FirstOntario are invested in the communities we serve through entrepreneurial support, competitive pricing and charitable activities, including our award-winning student nutrition program. Learn more about us at

About AFC
AFC is the lifeline for from Canada entertainment industry. It is an expression of the goodwill of the community, helping entertainment professionals when they are most vulnerable due to injury, illness or other personal hardships. All programs focus on supporting the health and well-being of arts and entertainment professionals working in all aspects of film and television, music, theater and dance. To learn more about AFC visit

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