Who we are and what we do
Credit Union Central of Canada (Canadian Central) is the national trade association for the Canadian credit union system. Incorporated, in 1953, by a special act of Parliament, and regulated under the Cooperative Credit Associations Act (Canada), Canadian Central provides a National Forum, a National Voice and National Services to support and expand the Canadian credit union system.
Canadian Central’s board is comprised of 10 directors, appointed by five Central member-shareholders. A focused committee structure, encompassing Finance, Legislative Affairs, Risk Management, Business Issues, Corporate Social Responsibility, National Young Leaders and National Lenders support Canadian Central’s role as an active and effective trade association. In support of national initiatives, and to facilitate knowledge exchange, committee members from the Centrals and individual credit unions collaborate to further the goals of the system overall.
Canadian Central employs 46 staff members who support trade association services and national initiatives for the Canadian credit union system. These include research, policy and advocacy activities, management services, national conferences and events, and knowledge and member services programs. Our Mission and Vision guide Canadian Central as a leading industry trade association, enabling the Canadian credit union system to be prefered financial provider of choice by Canadians.