Canadian Credit Union Association

Registration has closed for the 2020 National Mentorship Program (NMP). The program pairs industry leaders with employees identified as future leaders in the credit union system. The program is fully funded by CCUA and offers mentorship opportunties across four streams in full digital format. The program opens each year in April and closes in November.

Mentorship streams

  • Director Stream: Collaborate and connect with directors from other provinces or credit unions. Earn up to 5 CE credits if you are an ACCUD (Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director) by being a mentor or mentee.
  • Women’s Stream: The goal of this stream is to give women additional support and confidence to take that next career step.
  • Leadership Stream: This long-standing stream is open to leaders in senior positions wanting to mentor an employee in any operational area and those who are looking to build leadership capacity.
  • NEW! Diversity and Inclusion Stream: More details coming soon.

The program runs from April – November and the average time commitment is 2 hours per month.

Join our information session on March 10 at 2 p.m. ET to learn more.


“(NMP) was a great experience. I was matched with my ideal mentor and learned so much and grew a lot during my time with him. I was then able to transfer that knowledge to my mentee and then back to help as an advisor to our internal young leaders committee.”

Donnie Ungaro – Interior Savings

Mentees reported an average 7% increase in their level of on-the-job confidence after participating in the program, and 90% plan to stay in touch with their mentor after the program ends.

Mentors from last year’s program received a strong average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from past participants!

“This program and the interaction between credit union employees only serves to make the whole credit union industry better and stronger

Past Participant

Who is eligible?

  • Mentors: We’re looking for experienced leaders and directors with skills and experiences they are willing to share.
  • Mentees: Any credit union employee or director who has the desire to build skills or abilities and accept coaching from another.