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Government Relations & Advocacy

Working in partnership with governments at all levels allows credit unions to promote public policy solutions that contribute to economic growth, banking innovation, social impact and greater community prosperity.

CCUA is the voice of credit unions to governments across Canada. We rely on solid research, grassroots advocacy and direct representation to legislators and officials.

Submissions & Appearances

Read our submissions to government departments and statements to parliamentary committees on important matters for credit unions.


Hike the Hill and Hike the Hill at Home

CCUA is here to help you schedule and hold effective meetings with your local legislator.

To schedule a meeting with your elected representative – please contact Anna Morena at 613 238 6747.

For more information on the Government Relations Forum and Hike the Hill please click here 

2018 Government Relations Forum and Hike the Hill Photos

National Financial Literacy Program: Each One, Teach One

Learn more about Each One, Teach One, an innovative financial literacy program that trains credit union staff to deliver basic financial skills workshops in communities across Canada.


Grassroots Advocacy

Credit union staff and their directors are our best advocates to ensure MPs understand how credit unions do banking differently. CCUA provides grassroots advocates with government relations training and resources through the CU Nation® advocacy network and our online advocacy centre.

CU Nation

Staff and directors of CCUA-affiliated
credit unions and caisses populaires can access professional advocacy resources by joining our grassroots network.

CU Nation® Portal

Policy Issues

Learn more about the policy areas CCUA is advocating for to help credit unions and their communities grow and remain prosperous.

Market Conduct Code

Financial Services Regulatory Authority (Ontario)
Tool to compare DICO and FSRA Assessments
The most recent proposed fee rule pt.1
The most recent proposed fee pt.2
The proposed fee rule from September

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Upcoming Events & Webinars

Meet the Team

Michael Hatch, Assistant Vice President for Financial Sector Policy 
Nick Best, Director of Government Relations for Ontario
Henry Han, Director of Government Relations for British Columbia
Jennifer English, Director, Government Relations (Atlantic)
Leslie Trobak, Senior Manager, Government Relations (Saskatchewan)
Jay Denney, Manager, Advocacy
Katie Rochefort, Manager, Member Relations
Kevin Morris, Manager, Data Analytics
Indi Madar, Community Impact Advisor
Sandra Brizland, Research Analyst
Jessica Brandon-Jepp, Advocacy and Government Relations Advisor
Anna Morena, Government Relations and Events Coordinator
Jillian Fernandez, Policy Analyst
Sherrisse Kiefer, Research Coordinator


Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Advisory Committee

Provides strategic advice and input to CCUA Management and Board regarding legislative, regulatory and policy issues that impact credit unions.


Research Advisory Council

Advises the Canadian Credit Union Association on the implementation of its research partnerships and projects.