Canadian Credit Union Association

The National Mentorship Program (NMP) 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.

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.
  • Digital Agility Stream: A new mentorship stream that connects those who consider themselves digital leaders to those who would like to learn more about how the financial services industry is being impacted by digital transformation.
  • Women’s Stream: While highly capable women are increasing their presence and influence in senior executive and board positions across the credit union system, there is more work to do. The goal of the NMP Women’s stream is to give women in supervisory and management roles the confidence to take that next career step.
  • Leadership Stream: As in past years, the long-standing NMP Leadership Mentoring stream is open to leaders in senior positions wanting to mentor an employee in any operational area who is looking to build leadership capacity and has aspirations to rise to and succeed in a key position.

The National Mentorship program is delivered in full digital format through MentorCity®, an online mentoring community.

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

Who is eligible?

  • Mentors must have skills or abilities they are willing to share with another.
  • Mentees must have a desire to build skills or abilities and accept coaching from another.

Additional information

  • Registration: Registration opens on April 1 this year. Check back for full registration details!
  • Program Duration: The program runs from May – November each year.
  • Time commitment: Average time commitment is 2 hours per month plus preparation time. Mentoring pairs determine their own meeting schedule.
  • Mentoring Meetings: As Mentoring pairs are typically matched out-of-province, they “meet” by phone, Skype, Google Hangouts etc.
  • Cost: There is no cost to apply or participate in the National Mentoring Program. Direct costs may include communication (e.g. long distance phone costs) or resource materials (books, articles, etc.)

Contact us

For more information contact: NMP@ccua.com