What's New

What's New

June 19, 2017. News Release.



The Board of Directors of Talka Credit Union announces that Ron Smith, has been named Chief Executive Offcer effective July 10, 2017. His appointment comes with the retirement of Ray Sakalas who has been with the Credit Union for the past 40 years much of that time as Manager and as Chief Executive Officer.

Ron brings to Talka Credit Union over 25 years of financial services experience, most recently as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at St. Stanislaus - St. Casimir's Polish Parishes Credit Union in Toronto, ON. Prior to that, Mr. Smith held the role of Controller at Central 1 Credit Union. Mr. Smith's accomplishments at St. Stanislaus include improving operational efficiencies, treasury management and regulatory compliance. We look forward to welcoming him to Talka Credit Union.

Ron holds the designation of CPA and is accredited member of the Credit Union Institute of Canada. In addition, he is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree.


"I am very excited to join Talka Credit Union. It's both an honour and privilege to be selected as Talka's Chief Executive Officer. I look forward to working directly with the Board of Directors and staff to continue providing innovative financial products and services to members and ensuring the credit union's strategic priorities are achieved."