Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations to the 2020 Board of Directors

As a credit union member, you have the right to vote for your Board of Directors and nominate a member, including yourself, to run for election to the board. ACU's board is committed to strong, responsible and ethical governance of your credit union. Integral to this commitment is ensuring that the composition of the board has an effective and well-rounded mix of skills and experience in the following areas: finance, community development/social inclusion, human resources, co-operatives/credit unions, community involvement and leadership/business acumen.

In addition to the mix of skills and experience noted above, the board wishes to be representative of the members and communities we serve. We strive for gender balance, ethnic and cultural diversity, and diversity of age and life stage.

A gap analysis of the current board, less those directors up for re-election, has been conducted and, in 2020, we are looking for strong, qualified candidates with the ideal skills and experience.

Strong candidates who have skills and experience in Human Resources and/or Leadership and Business Acumen, and strong candidates who are Female and/or 24-35 years of age and in early-career would be a particular asset to the board at this time..

At this time, the ACU Nominating Committee, a committee of the Board of ACU, is seeking interested and qualified candidates to run for three, 3-year term positions open for election in 2020. If you would like to submit a nomination for yourself or another eligible member, you must do so no later than 3pm on Monday, November 4, 2019. All nominations must be submitted in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Candidate's Guide which is available on our website or by contacting Jocelyn Peifer Ross, Director Governance, Privacy and Corporate Affairs at 204.258.3424 or

The Nominating Committee will review all nominations received, interview all eligible candidates and submit a recommendation on candidate endorsement to the Board of Directors for approval. Election packages will be mailed in January 2020 to members who are eligible to vote. Members will have the option to vote online or by mail. Candidates will have the opportunity to respond by email to member questions during the election period. Election results will be announced at the 2020 Annual Meeting, held on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg. Election results will also be posted on our website following the annual meeting.

Candidate Information

  • Important Dates
    Check this link to verify all dates and deadlines for the nomination and election process.
  • Candidate Guide (PDF)
    All the information you need regarding the qualifications for Directors and how to submit your application to run as a 2019 candidate.
  • Message from the Chair of the Nominating Committee (PDF)
    Additional information and contacts if you still have questions after reading the Candidate Guide.
  • Online Application Form
    Please see the Candidate Guide, Submitting your application (page 10), for complete details on submitting your application. Complete and submit the online form by 3pm, November 4, 2019.
    You must complete this form in one sitting. Please prepare and have available the following materials and information:
    • Message to Membership, which is your opportunity to speak to members regarding your reasons for seeking election to the Board of ACU.
    • Answers to the following three questions: Your experience working on a board or committee; your contribution to the identified gaps in the Board's gap analysis; what your greatest contribution to the board would be.
    • A short biography that outlines your education, profession and recent work history as well as your relevant board and committee experience, and the skills and experience you bring to the ACU Director role.
    • Self-assessment, which asks you to outline the skills and experience and diversity attributes you would bring to the ACU Board.
    • A waist-up high-resolution electronic photo you can upload to the form.

For further information, or to speak with a member of the Nominating Committee, contact Jocelyn Peifer Ross, Director, Governance, Privacy and Corporate Affairs at 204.258.3424 or at


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