Credit Union Professionals Back from Africa

Twenty-two credit union professionals are back in Canada after spending two weeks in Africa as part of the Canadian Co-operative Association’s (CCA) Credit Union Coaching Program. Their experiences echo the United Nation’s International Year of Co-operatives theme, “co-operative enterprises build a better world”.

The team members departed January 20th for Ghana, Malawi and Uganda where they spent 14 days providing hands-on coaching and mentorship to credit union managers and staff. The credit union coaches are listed below.

Mark Ventry from the Ontario Co-operative Association accompanied the Ghana coaches and blogged about their experiences at http://theviewfromherecca.blogspot.com, while Cory Munden from Leading Edge Credit Union blogged about the experiences in Uganda at http://leadingedgecu.blogspot.com.

Through CCA, and with the financial assistance of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), missions like this one are helping co-operative organizations make sustainable economic and social improvements in their communities, regions and countries.

GHANA:

  • Craig Barclay, Pierceland Credit Union, SK
  • Brian Bentley, Integris Credit Union, BC
  • Barbara Dalzell, Winnipeg Police Credit Union, MB
  • Scott Kennedy, Central 1, ON
  • Karen McBride, Concentra Financial, SK
  • Dennis Matthies, Access Credit Union, MB
  • Anthony Okuchi, Vancity, BC
  • Erin Robinson, Vancity, BC
  • Michael Turner, Credential and Valley Credit Union, NS
  • Mark Ventry, On Co-op, ON

MALAWI:

  • David Domes, Sanford Credit Union, MB
  • Lennie Hampton, Superior Credit Union, ON
  • Heidi Hyokki, Interior Savings, BC
  • Beverley Maxim, retired, SK
  • Garth Sheane, Retired, BC

UGANDA:

  • Deborah Edwards, Coastal Community Credit Union, BC
  • Vanessa Elliott, Servus Credit Union, AB
  • Cory Munden, Leading Edge Credit Union, NL
  • Brad Schultz, Horizon Credit Union, SK
  • Miriam Valois, Vancity, BC
  • Sheldon Wagner, Alberta Treasury Dept., AB
  • Harvey Wedgewood, Minnedosa Credit Union, MB