Now in its 34th year, the annual Directors' Forum (DF) is a unique credit union-centric professional development, education and networking conference and event, organized by credit union Directors for credit union Directors.

Approximately 100 - 150 delegates from across the province attend the full day-and-a-half conference with a sense of common purpose and goals, and a shared drive for success. The Forum offers great value to directors in that it provides them with opportunities to: 

  • Develop new knowledge and skills to take back to their organizations
  • Gain accreditation through a joint partnership with Cusource Education and the CUDA program
  • Keep up-to-date and informed on relevant topics as well as system trends and challenges
  • Learn what other credit unions and caisses populaires are doing
  • Share ideas through participation in interactive sessions and roundtable discussions
  • Build relationships and network with other system leaders
  • Celebrate the achievements and contributions of long-serving directors

Guest speakers are selected from both within and external to the system, for their expertise and ability to contribute to the topics, which are carefully selected to reflect directors’ unique interests and needs. All sessions are evaluated to ensure quality, relevance and value for cost. Delegate feedback consistently confirms that this directors-only conference provides a high value for the cost to attend, to credit unions, caisses populaires and their board members.

The annual Forum is also a great opportunity for both new and young system directors (40 and under), as the learning, mentoring and networking that takes place provides a strong foundation for their role on the board, and enhances their ability to make significant contributions to their organizations.

Check out the links below to learn more about the DF and what's in store for this year's conference!