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2023 In-Person & Virtual Conference:

The Future of
Co-operative Governance

Oct. 27 & 28, 2023 - Mississauga, Ontario
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Guest Speakers
Guest Speakers

Guest speakers are carefully selected to ensure they have the expertise and experience required to provide our delegates with relevant and useful information to their role as Director. 

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2023 Conference Agenda


4:00 - 7:00 p.m.



8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Hot Buffet Breakfast

Virtual delegate networking 

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Chair's Welcome


9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Plenary 1:

Keynote address: The State of the Economy

Bryan Yu, Central 1 

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 12:00pm 

Plenary 2:

Modernizing the Governance Framework

Ivy Lumia, Best In Governance

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Hot Buffet Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Plenary 4:

Cybersecurity: The Board's Role

Tracey Nyholt, Techjutsu & Leo Racette, Sudbury Credit Union

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Plenary 5:

Tackling the Young Membership Shortage

Michelle Christmann, OCA & Kerr Smith, Kerr Smith Creations

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.


Raffle Draws

Long-Term Service Awards

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.


7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Hot Buffet Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Plenary 6:

People-centered Governance in Co-operatives 

Karen Miner & Sonja Novkovic, International Centre for Co-operative Management, Saint Mary's University


Note: Topic will be applicable to all business sectors, but only attending credit union directors will get a 1/2 continuing education credit through CUDA®.

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 12:00 p.m.  

Plenary 6 continued

12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Note: The Board Chairs/Vice-Chairs session will be held virtually ton October 11, 2023, from 7:00 - 8:30pm EST.

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. 

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. 

CUDA® Graduates Ceremony

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Event Material

Here you will find the PowerPoint presentations, reading materials and any additional resources for the sessions once they are available. 

  • Plenary 1

  • Plenary 2

  • Plenary 3

  • Plenary 4

  • Plenary 5

  • Plenary 6*

*Note: CUDA® session case studies will be shared with all registrants via email prior to the conference. 

Event Material

Our 2023 Sponsors

We are grateful to the following organizations that have confirmed their support of this year's conference!


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As a socio-economic leader, Desjardins actively supports the economic vitality and well-being of the community; they’re always working to positively impact the places where they live and work. Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the credit union, introduced the belief that “a credit union is above all else, an association of people, not dollars”.

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Participant Corner

This section contains important information and resources for our virtual and in-person delegates.

CLICK HERE to access information

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Participant Corner

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

CCUA Education supports the success of credit union employees and board of directors. They provide best in-class learning solutions for credit union leaders, employees and board directors. Their comprehensive programs are designed specifically for credit unions by industry experts and credit union professionals. 

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