Ron Hedley spent a lot of time working in the credit union system and he has been recognized for his efforts.

Ron Hedley, former CEO of Fusion Credit Union, has received the order of Merit from Manitoba Credit Unions.

The Manitoba Credit Union Order of Merit recognizes individuals who demonstrate a significant commitment to the credit union system at the local, provincial, national and international levels.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Ron for eight years at the board level, and I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving to receive the Order of Merit,” says Richard Dereniwski, Board Chair of Fusion Credit Union.“Ron’s energy and innovative ideas were a catalyst for so many initiatives within Fusion and our communities. He truly embodies the spirit of this award.”

Those selected to the Order of Merit have made tangible contributions to the development and operations of credit unions and have demonstrated leadership in the philosophy of people helping people.  During Ron’s tenure at Fusion, he was instrumental in promoting environmental sustainability initiatives including loans for solar panel projects and promoting Dauphin’s first ‘net zero’ home. He carried the same philosophy to the wider credit union system by volunteering on several boards and committees at the provincial level.

“It was such an honour to receive this award,” says Hedley.  I accepted it on behalf of all the terrific people I had the good fortune to work with.  All of the staff, management teams, and Boards were such a large part of the successes and the happiness of my career.  It was because of all of them that I enjoyed the first day and the last day of my 40 years.” 


After a memorable 40-year career, Fusion Credit Union said good-bye to Ron Hedley when he retired on June 1, 2020.