IMPACT – 2019 National Conference for Canada’s Credit Unions

May 05 - May 8, 2019

The Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) is once again excited to present the National Conference for Canada’s Credit Unions.

Join your peers from across Canada for collaborative workshops, thought provoking keynote addresses, and the biggest credit union focused trade show in Canada.

This Conference is designed to give you the tools to make an IMPACT in a competitive financial services market.

The 2019 event will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 5– 8 at the RBC Convention Centre.

Registration Now Open!

CLICK HERE to register

National Mentorship Program

Offered to high-potential employees, this program pairs industry leaders with employees identified as future leaders in the credit union industry.
March 11 - April 30, 2019

2019 National Mentorship Program

The National Mentorship Program is fully funded program and offers mentorship opportunities across the following four 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 flipped approach to mentoring where those new to the workforce mentor those who are more senior to build digital awareness and confidence.
  • 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.

How it Works:

The 2019 National Mentorship program will be delivered in full digital format through MentorCity®, an online mentoring community.

  • Get started: Create your MentorCity account.
  • Pair up: From March 11 – April 30, search for mentors and mentees. Send and accept invites to match with someone.
  • Relationship begins: Complete mentoring agreement, set goals, download the action plan, start collaborating with your partner and others!
  • Program Duration: May-November, 2019.

Create your MentorCity account today!

Visit for more information!

Central 1 Member Forum & AGM

April 24 - April 25, 2019

Interested in attending the Central 1 Member Forum and Annual General Meeting?

BC Young Leaders get a $100 discount!

BCYL members who want to attend this two-day event can look forward to conversations on topics such as:

  • Leading in the digital age to compete and win
  • Fostering innovation across your organization to serve clients better
  • Ensuring credit union system health
  • Understanding cyber security and privacy breaches
  • Using data to harness the potential for members from younger demographics
  • Leveraging the credit union brand modernizing to enable faster payments for Canadians

Where is it? Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
When is it?  April 24 & 25

How do I get the discount? – Check your email! A discount code will be emailed to all BCYL members along with registration instructions.

Please visit Member Forum & AGM website for more info!

New Member Onboarding Call

March 7, 2019 @ 12:00pm

Each quarter, the working committee hosts a new member welcome call for all BCYL members who have joined the network during that quarter. Please join us for this welcome call to:

  • learn a bit about who we are and what we do
  • meet other young leaders from across the province
  • provide input on what you hope to get out of the network

New members have been emailed an invitation directly, but any members who wish to attend are welcome!

Leadership Webinar Series with Alisdair Smith

2018 Conference Recap & Learnings
November 30, 2018 @ 1:00pm

Please join the BCYL Working Committee and esteemed system facilitator Alisdair Smith for a one hour interactive webinar. This webinar will walk through key insights from our 2018 Conference and practical applications for bringing learnings back to your credit union. The webinar is open to all BCYL members, we would love to see a mix of those who did and did not attend our 2018 Leadership Conference!

​​​BCYL Leadership Conference 2018

October 27 - October 28, 2018

Our 3rd annual Leadership Conference took place in Vancouver, October 27-28, at the beautiful JW Marriot Parq Hotel. During the two days, our sold out group of 75 Young Leaders learned about improving our leadership performance, expanding perspectives, and engaging in system change. For the closing event we attended the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer game where we networked with credit union CEOs and Executives, helped carry the flags on the field before the game, and enjoyed the Whitecaps 2-1 victory over the visiting Portland Timbers.

Conference PPTX File Conference PDF File

Leadership Webinar Series with Alisdair Smith

2018 Conference Preparation: The CCUA National Vision Study
September 19, 2018

2018 Conference facilitator Alisdair Smith joined CCUA Assistant Vice President, Communications & Member Relations, Suzanne Peters, for a pre-conference webinar that explored CCUA’s National Vision Study and discussed what the future holds for leaders of the credit union system. This was a key topic for our conference and can be applied to a number of settings in the credit union industry.

Leadership Webinar Series with Janice Porter

Maximizing the Power of LinkedIn
April 11, 2018

Janice is a seasoned training specialist, focusing her training on how to authentically build relationships and communicate effectively, online and offline. Her training programs empower business professionals, entrepreneurs, sales teams, commissioned sales people, and job seekers to leverage the power of LinkedIn to maximize sales or connect with the network they need.

Leadership Webinar Series with Eric Dillon

The Emerging World of Leadership
November 30, 2017

Eric is a leader within the cooperative finance movement in Canada and has worked extensively to shape the credit union business model having worked in both large and small cooperatives. He has been recognized nationally and internationally for his work in social media, innovation and leadership and is an active mentor to many within the business community.

​BCYL Leadership Conference 2016

The Inaugural Conference
November 17 - November 18, 2017

This was a fast-paced, high-impact two-day event that combined thought-provoking workshops with action learning challenges to create a unique conference experience that supported the development of leadership and strategic thinking skills. Conference sessions also provided attendees with insight into the BC credit union system, and the opportunity to voice their thoughts and viewpoints on supporting the continued success of the credit union system as we look to the future.

​​​BCYL Leadership Conference 2017

September 28 - September 29, 2017

Our second annual BCYL conference took place September 28-29 at the Manteo Resort in Kelowna to a SOLD OUT crowd! It was a great opportunity for young leaders to network, share perspectives and hear from system leaders as we as we explored our conference theme: Leaders of Tomorrow.

Two Young Leaders go to Italy!

Amber Motz and Tanya Mueller learn about the co-operative system in Italy!
July 17 - July 21, 2017

The BC Young Leaders Network provided 2 of our young leader members each with a $4000 sponsorship to assist with their cost of  attending the BCIT Executive Cooperative Field School in Vicenza, Northern Italy this past July. Northern Italy has been widely recognized as one of the world’s leading examples of a successful cooperative economy. The young leaders spent a week with a small group of CEO’s from the Canadian Credit Union system and were exposed to the Italian Cooperative Model; a model that demonstrates how cooperative relations among small local firms can serve global markets.

Learn more about the BCIT Co-operative Field School.

Leadership Webinar Series with Jodi Chambers

The Young Leader Experience & Collaboration in the Credit Union System
March 8, 2017

Jodi, Collaboration Leader for Innovation at Cornerstone and Conexus Credit Union, can see a simple theme “Leading Change”. Change in how we do things, change in how we see things, change in how we serve our customers/members. Jodi shared her leadership journey around change and the power of collaboration within the Credit Union system.

​Leadership Webinar Series with Shawn Good

Lessons on Leadership
September 7, 2016

Shawn, CEO of Prospera, leads the strategic direction of BC’s fourth largest credit union. As a passionate leader, Shawn has been dedicated to making a difference within the credit union industry for nearly 20 years and has been recognized nationally for his accomplishments.

​Leadership Webinar Series with Sandra McDowell

Lessons on Leadership
July 6, 2016

Sandra, VP of Communication and Culture for First Credit Union, is a sought after speaker and facilitator on the topic of leading with the brain. She has been the driving force behind a coaching culture that has resulted in increased engagement and leadership capacity. ​

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