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Farm Credit Canada - Credit Union Liaison Committee

The Farm Credit Canada (FCC)- Credit Union Liaison Committee was established to provide regular, direct communications and discussions between senior FCC and credit union system representatives relating to issues and opportunities of mutual interest.

The Liaison Committee explores areas of collaboration, information sharing regarding agricultural lending, as well as Canadian agricultural policy. The Committee holds, at least, two meetings annually. The Liaison Committee has also sponsored meetings between FCC and credit unions in most provinces over the past two years. This engagement has resulted in increased co-operation, credit union-FCC co-lending, referral business and joint learning events involving credit unions, FCC and credit union members."

The Liaison Committee has also established an Issue Resolution Process that seeks to clarify and address extraordinary concerns credit unions (and FCC) may have about activities in the market.

Credit Union Committee members include:

Keith Nixon, CEO, SaskCentral, Co-chair
Michael Yeates, VP Business Banking, Prospera Credit Union (British Columbia)
Kendra Holland, VP, Credit, Mountain View Credit Union Alberta (Alberta)
Stan Bentz, AVP, Lending Services, Cornerstone Credit Union (Saskatchewan)
James Gosselin, EVP, Financial Services, Steinbach Credit Union (Manitoba)
Frank Kennes, VP Agriculture and Commercial, Libro Credit Union (Ontario)
Ben Murphy, Manager, Commercial Services, Evangeline – Central Credit Union LTD (Atlantic)
Rob Martin, Deputy Director, Policy, Canadian Credit Union Association (national contact)

FCC Committee members include:

Sophie Perreault, Executive VP, COO Co-chair
Don Anderson, Senior VP, Operations, Western (BC and Alberta)
Darren Howden, Senior VP, Operations, Prairie (Saskatchewan and Manitoba)
John Geurtjens, VP, Operations, (Western Ontario)
Faith Matchett, VP, Operations, (Atlantic & Eastern Ontario)
Tamara Sinclair, Executive Manager, Operations, FCC NLC (national contact)

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If you would like to know more about the Liaison Committee, contact Rob Martin, Deputy Director, Policy, CCUA at