Canadian Credit Union Association

The National Young Leaders Committee (NYLC) is a team of up-and-coming credit union professionals from across the country, working to strengthen the Canadian credit union system by bridging generations of leadership. We’re a connection point between today’s young leaders, experienced leaders and the leadership roles that will shape Canada’s credit union system of tomorrow.

The NYLC creates a venue for young credit union leaders to collaborate and share their perspectives on system challenges and opportunities, ensuring that the next generation of senior leaders leads the credit union system into the future with confidence and competence. Specifically, the objectives of the NYLC are:

We Develop

Delivering learning opportunities for Young Leaders within the Canadian Credit Union system.

We Engage

Delivering learning opportunities for Young Leaders within the Canadian Credit Union system.

Meet our Alumni

Since its inception in 2005, the NYLC has produced a legacy of leaders who are currently contributing to the success of the Canadian credit union system in profound ways. Click each alumni’s name below to view their profiles and learn more about some of our NYLC alumni making a difference in their credit unions, and in Canada’s financial services landscape. View alumni

We Connect

Providing communication platforms for Young Leaders to interact with one another, system leaders, committees and organizations.

NEW Join the NYLC Activation Challenge

The NYLC is challenging young leaders (any credit union employee under 40 years old) from across Canada to take action and become champions of the credit union difference.

The Challenge

By yourself, or with a team, develop and deploy a promotion to drive awareness of co-operative banking. The team with the winning activation will be awarded accommodation and registration at the CCUA National Conference CU NEXTGEN® event in 2020 for three people. For more information, please see the Project Brief here.

Learn More

View rules and regulations here

Current Committee Members

Formed in 2005, the NYLC is comprised of high-potential young credit union leaders from across the Canada who have made a difference in their credit union and/or community. Most NYLC members are recipients of CCUA’s National Young Leaders Award or the World Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) Award.

Andrew Jackman, Coast Capital Savings, BC
Anna Hardy, BlueShore Financial Credit Union, BC
Chris Inniss, AWCCU Financial, ON
David Kropp, First West Credit Union, BC
Maggie Leung, Alterna Savings and Credit Union, ON
Marianne Jurzyniec, Affinity Credit Union, SK
Matt Waynert, Conexus Credit Union, SK
Nancy Balopoulos, FirstOntario Credit Union, ON
Ryan Hildebrandt, Stride Credit Union, MB
Sarah Rea, Meridian Credit Union, ON
Sara Rusak, Assiniboine Credit Union, MB
Shawn McKinley, OMISTA Credit Union, NB
Taurean Seib, Coastal Community Credit Union, BC
Teri Buckley, Connect First Credit Union, AB

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