Canadian Credit Union Association

Credit Union Community Impact Certificate

Today, our society is more connected, more enlightened, and more socially aware than ever before. We see the impact of environmental irresponsibility and social injustices nearly every day, through social media that is custom-tailored to deliver us regular updates about the causes for which we feel most passionately. 

With each passing minute, the public concern for social and environmental sustainability grows. As such, community impact has become a key strategic differentiator for businesses of all industries—and particularly important among credit unions. 

Through our Credit Union Community Impact Certification course, we examine how you can tailor your organizational culture to support a strategy of community impact while leveraging the unique credit union model to enact effective, meaningful, and far reaching social and environmental change—all without compromising your bottom line.

What is the Credit Union Community Impact Certificate?

An eight-week, professional development opportunity to learn about the strategies credit unions can employ to develop positive impacts in their communities, while at the same time growing their business.


Recognizing that community impact is a key competitive differentiator for credit unions, the certificate program has been developed by credit union subject matter experts to transfer knowledge and build a larger community of practice in the credit union system committed to achieving shared value.

Who should enroll?

Credit union staff and board members who would like to better understand what community impact is and how to move their credit union towards a culture of impact.

What is the commitment?

The program consists of eight modules, incorporating seminars, discussions, readings and practical assignments. It is designed to provide you with broad knowledge and ability to help move your credit union forward on the community impact journey.

Learn more about how CCUA can help you increase your community impact by exploring our Community Impact Resources.