Canadian Credit Union Association

As the association for credit unions and caisses populaires in Canada (excluding Quebec), CCUA actively works to help credit unions stay competitive and navigate disruptions to the industry while keeping close the cooperative principles at the heart of their historical mission. We know that a robust credit union sector offers Canadians a vital choice in financial services. And, we understand that it’s important now more than ever that credit unions speak with one voice on issues that affect their collective business and member successes.

The value we offer:

Advocacy & Compliance

We advocate with one, strong voice to ensure that national and provincial public policy, regulation and compliance regimes reflect the distinctive strengths, best interests, and contributions of credit unions.

We provide:

  • Analysis and guidance on legislative and regulatory developments
  • Submissions to regulators, government departments, and agencies on legislative and regulatory issues
  • Tools and resources to help our members comply with national regulatory requirements
  • Grassroots advocacy resources and tools for members engage with legislators at all levels
  • Annual Advocacy Day in Ottawa (‘Hike the Hill’)
  • Community impact support by influencing public policy priorities and providing access to ESG and financial literacy resources

Awareness & Insights

We drive national awareness of credit unions and emphasize the value of the credit union industry to Canadians as a vital banking option. We are your trusted source for thought leadership, providing insights through research, data, webinars, and conferences to help inform your credit union’s strategies for the future.

We do this through:

  • National awareness initiatives targeted towards younger Canadians and newcomers
  • Media outreach
  • Issues management and crisis communications support
  • Custom-designed conferences and thought leadership webinars
  • Retail marketing materials
  • Insightful research reports, products, and member discounts to industry-leading research providers

Education & Professional Development

We partner with Dalhousie University and industry-leading experts, to deliver learning programs that equip credit union leaders, employees and Boards with the skills, capabilities, and knowledge they need to support the growth of their businesses.

We offer credit union-specific courses, programs and plans, such as:  

  • Risk management and regulated compliance training,
  • Role-specific professional development plans,
  • Professional accreditations, certifications and designations
  • Credit union-focused governance training for Board Members,
  • Enterprise-wide sales and service programs,
  • Competency-based skill assessments and prescribed learning paths,
  • Leadership and coaching programs, 
  • The National Mentorship Program

Learn more about the services we provide and the impact we make here.

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