Canadian Credit Union Association

The 2024 mentorship program is now open. Please visit the site, setup or update your profile, and start searching for your perfect match. You can join the community using this link: CCUA’s National Mentorship Site

If you are a returning mentor or mentee please email to have your profile reactivated.

The CCUA’s National Mentorship Program (NMP) helps connect experienced leaders 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 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.

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. This includes leaders who have retired.
  • 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.

2024 Informational Webinar

National Mentorship Program Informational webinar recording has been moved to the archived webinar section of our website.

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!

Did you know: If you are a CUDA Graduate, or an Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director, participating as a mentor or a mentee qualifies for continuing education (CE) credits?

“(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

“I implemented everything I learned.”

2022 NMP Participant