Canadian Credit Union Association

The Farm Credit Canada (FCC)- Credit Union Liaison Committee was established to provide regular, direct communications and discussions between senior FCC and credit union system representatives relating to issues and opportunities of mutual interest.

The Liaison Committee explores areas of collaboration, information sharing regarding agricultural lending, as well as Canadian agricultural policy. The Committee holds, at least, two meetings annually. The Liaison Committee has also sponsored meetings between FCC and credit unions in most provinces over the past two years. This engagement has resulted in increased co-operation, credit union-FCC co-lending, referral business and joint learning events involving credit unions, FCC and credit union members.”

The Liaison Committee has also established an Issue Resolution Process that seeks to clarify and address extraordinary concerns credit unions (and FCC) may have about activities in the market.

Credit Union Committee members include:

Todd Andries, Regional Vice President, Agriculture, Conexus Credit Union (Representing Saskatchewan), Co-Chair
Leslie Trobak, Senior Manager Government Relations, CCUA, (Credit Union NLC National Contact)
Simon Mills – First West Credit Union (Representing British Columbia)
Joanne Prysunka, Vice President Agriculture, Connect First Credit Union, and Kathleen Hurtubise, Chief Member Experience Officer, Connect First Credit Union (Representing Alberta)
James Gosselin, Chief Corporate Sales Officer, Steinbach Credit Union (Representing Manitoba)
Vacant – Atlantic Region Credit Union Representative
Ed Boere, Vice President of Credit, Libro Credit Union (Representing Ontario)
Dave Hergesheimer, Vice President, Lending and Compliance, Credit Union Central of Manitoba (An observer)
Kate Hill, Chief Governance and Compliance Office, Alberta Central CU (An observer)

FCC Committee members include:

Sophie Perreault, Executive VP, COO Co-chair
Rob Schmeichel, Director, Industry Relations Co-chair and FCC NLC (national contact)

Jeff Affleck, Senior VP, Operations, Western (BC and Alberta)
Shannon Weatherall, Senior VP, Operations, Prairies (Saskatchewan and Manitoba)
Perry Wilson
, VP, Operations, Ontario
Manon Duguay, VP, Operations Quebec/Atlantic region
Nicole Hayes, Executive Manager, Office of the Chief Operating Officer

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) – Credit Union Issue Resolution Process

An Issue Resolution Process (IRP) has been established between FCC and the Canadian credit union system. It aims to address concerns raised by FCC or by credit unions, relating to the activities of the other in the market.

The process aims to ensure concerns are treated seriously, and that all information is surfaced and addressed appropriately. The IRP is an escalating process that seeks to resolve issues locally but that may see some concerns raised to involve the Co-Chairs of the Liaison Committee. The IRP was created to address situations outside the normal course of business including behaviours that are outside of commercial bounds; may undermine good faith efforts to build closer co-operation; or that appear to be outside the mandate of FCC (e.g. in town commercial mortgages, golf course financing, systematic targeting of other clients).If you wish to know more about the IRP, or have a concern you wish to raise, please contact the appropriate person below:

Alberta: Kate Hill
Atlantic:  Leslie Trobak
British Columbia: Leslie Trobak
Manitoba: Dave Hergesheimer
Ontario: Ed Boere
Saskatchewan: Leslie Trobak