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About Us

The Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) is the national credit union trade association, representing Canada’s credit unions, caisses populaires (outside of Quebec), and regional credit union Central organizations. CCUA is distinct in its commitment to co-operative values, and is the first, national credit union governed organization in Canada.

Our Role

CCUA is a leading advocate for a successful, competitive and growing credit union industry and is passionate about ensuring that credit unions and caisses populaires grow as the financial institutions of choice. 

CCUA works on behalf of its members in four key areas:
  • Advocacy and Government Relations to ensure national public policy recognizes the distinctiveness and strength of credit unions and caisses populaires;
  • National Regulatory and Network Compliance, which includes a focus on payments network compliance;
  • Professional Development and Education of credit union employees and board members;
  • National Awareness Building, which focuses on promoting the value and importance of Canada's credit unions and caisses populaires in local communities and to the Canadian economy.

Our Past


As the association for Canada's credit unions, we have undergone significant changes over the past few years. In January 2016, the company formerly known as Credit Union Central of Canada launched a new name - CCUA - and brand to better reflect these changes and our evolving role as an association that is focused on growing a stronger, more successful, and more competitive credit union industry.

Our Vision


Championing credit unions as they help all Canadians achieve financial well-being.

Our Mission


The success of credit unions is at the core of what we do. We will be a strong advocate, raise awareness, provide quality research and education, and be a collaborative leader on emerging industry issues.

Our Core Focus Areas

CCUA Areas of Focus

Board of Directors

CCUA is owned and governed by Canada's credit unions and caisses populaires (outside Quebec).

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Leadership Team

The leadership team works closely with the CCUA Board of Directors to set the strategic direction for CCUA, and actively promotes and advocates on behalf of Canada's credit unions.

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News and Media

For all media inquiries, contact:

Janet Gibson Eichner
Senior Manager, National Media and Communications
416-232-3445
jgibson-eichner@ccua.com

Facts and Figures

View the CCUA's facts and figures about the Canadian credit union system here.

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Credit Union Social Responsibility

Canada’s credit unions are doing the ordinary, extraordinarily. It’s what we’ve been doing all along. You can find out more by keeping up with our blog and reading our Success Stories.

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