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About Us

Advancing the lives of the people and communities we serve.

In November of 2008, two Kenora based credit unions with deep community roots joined forces to become Copperfin Credit Union. Over the years, the successful growth in the Kenora market allowed us to expand into the surrounding areas. In May of 2013, Thunder Bay based Superior Credit Union merged with Copperfin to form Northwestern Ontario’s largest locally owned credit union. 

Today, we're proud to provide our Members a modern, conversational credit union that specializes in personalized advice and unique financial solutions to move your life forward.


At Copperfin, you're not just a Member, you're an owner.

The well-being of our Members and the communities we serve is the reason we exist. It goes back to our co-operative principles and values of putting our Members first in everything we do. We work to understand our Members, provide them with trusted advice and convenient solutions. We will always act in everyone's best interest and work collaboratively as a team. 


Meet Our Leadership Team 

Our team is comprised of proud professionals living in Northwestern Ontario who are guided by our Board of Directors and supported by our Senior Leaders. We always represent our Members’ best interests while demonstrating unique ways to move their lives forward. 

Our Senior Leaders

Dennis Alvestad - President/Chief Executive Officer
Allison Kasper - SVP Corporate Risk
Kris Mork - VP Operations
Steve Marquis - VP Advice & Member Experience
Matthew Hitchens - VP Finance & Treasury
Stef MacLeod -  VP Marketing & Community Investment

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Our Board of Directors

Robert Jankovic, Chair As a third generation Credit Union member it’s an honour to serve on the board at Copperfin. I know how instrumental the services we provide are to families in the communities where we invest and look forward to doing my part to contribute to the big picture.

Kevin Squissato, Vice Chair
I can say firsthand, Copperfin truly understands our market and their Members’ needs. I look forward to continuing to help and contribute to Copperfin’s community growth any way I can.

Erin Beach As a lifelong Credit Union Member being able to serve as a Director on the Board provides me with an opportunity to work with an organization that embodies the values I seek to carry out in my community. 

Tina Brookes I am honoured to be voted to the Board. Planning for life and being able to rely on our financial institutions is vital to a thriving community. Working with the Board I look forward to helping to maintain the great direction of our Credit Union.

Tony Carfagnini I have always had an interest in business, social responsibility and providing service to others. It’s a pleasure to combine those interests and work with talented and experienced Board members who share those values.

Colt German I am thankful for the opportunity to serve on Copperfin's Board and support our Members and the Northwestern Ontario communities in which we operate. Through hard work and our shared knowledge and expertise, we will strive to improve the financial health of our Members and the quality of life in our communities.

Brandon Penfold It’s a privilege to serve on a Board composed of such passionate, community-minded people. I am thankful for the opportunity to engage and invest in my community in a meaningful way.

Chris Thorne I’m honoured to serve Copperfin’s members on the Board of Directors. It’s a privilege to play a small role in the organization’s overall health and vitality; and I look forward to serving Northwestern Ontario, our members and our Board with enthusiasm and integrity.

Janet McCutchon Copperfin has been my financial institution personally and in business for decades. It is a relationship built on knowledge, support, solutions and trust. It is my honour to serve as a director to ensure we provide valuable advice and products to all members we serve.