Canadian Credit Union Association

CCUA’s National Mentorship Program runs annually, between April and November. Check back for 2023 program details.

This program helps connect experienced leaders and board directors with those looking for guidance, support and skill development in their roles. The mentorship program also allows leaders to transfer their unique knowledge of the system to their mentees, enabling them to grow their careers and fulfill their full potential – a win-win for the mentees and the credit union system as a whole!

The program is fully funded by CCUA and offers mentorship opportunities across four streams in full digital format. The program opens each year in April with mentor/mentee matching taking place until May 1. Mentoring matches remain until the program 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.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Stream: This stream pairs credit union professionals who have had success implementing DEI standards and practices in their workplace with those looking for guidance /best practices to do the same at their credit union.

Past participants tell us the average time commitment is 2 hours per month.

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Mentors: We’re looking for experienced leaders and board 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.

View testimonial videos from past mentors and mentees here.

2023 Informational Webinar

Date coming soon. View the recording from our informational webinar that took place on March 28, 2022 here.

Why Participate?

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!

“(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

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

Past Participant