Board Of Directors

Nominations to the Board of Directors now being accepted

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union is accepting nominations for four (4) positions to the Board of Directors, two (2) residing in the geographic area served by Your Neighbourhood Credit Union and two (2) residing in the geographic area served by Community First, a division of Your Neighbourhood Credit Union.

Nominations close at 5:00 pm on November 30, 2017.  The election will be held at the Annual General Meeting in April 2018.

The Board of Directors is responsible for governing the management of the business and affairs of the credit union.  All candidates will be screened for the following areas of expertise:

  • experience as a Credit Union Board member or a related Board
  • knowledge in one or more core areas such as business operations, human resources, marketing, legal and/or financial background
  • demonstrated skills in strategic and critical thinking
  • ethical business acumen
  • effective communication skills
  • leadership and diplomacy.

Download the complete details and forms:  Nomination Package

If you’re interested in standing for election to the Board of Directors, have been a member in good standing for one year or more, and are at least 18 years of age, kindly submit your nomination form (found in the Nomination Package), signed by two nominators, and supporting documentation by 5:00 pm on November 30, 2017.  All prospective eligible applicants will meet with the YNCU Nomination Committee to discuss the role.

Board Roles and Relationships

Credit Unions are regulated by provincial legislation, ( and each undergoes audits and annual inspections to ensure strict adherence to sound financial practices. The Board of Directors represent the interests of the members, sets policy and overall strategy of the credit union, while qualified staff maintain the hands-on responsibility for the day-to-day operations.

Joining the Board

Each board member is usually elected for a three-year term. Nominations are received prior to the fiscal year end and both nominators and nominees must be a member of YNCU in good standing for a minimum of one year and be at least 18 years old. If you're interested in seeking election to the Board of Directors, please contact the Chair at

Board Elections and Annual Meeting

Elections of the Board of Directors generally take place at the credit union’s annual meeting. Not only a forum for elections, the annual meeting provides an opportunity for the Board to report to members on the activities of the credit union over the past year. Members have an opportunity to discuss matters of concern and can vote on policy decisions and any proposed amendments to the bylaws of the credit union.

Director Training Program

Credit union Directors serve in a volunteer capacity. To help Directors serve members better, credit unions offer the Credit Union Director Achievement (CUDA) program. CUDA is a formal certificate program available from the Credit Union Institute of Canada, the national education training organization for the Canadian credit union system.

2017 Board of Directors


John Haines,

Frank Burgund

Janice Gibson

Jeff Piper

Ken Walsh

Terry Ragnitz,
First Vice Chair

Christine Coccimiglio

Lloyd Hotchkiss

Anthony Piscitelli

Hilary Anderson

John Crowley

Peter Muise

Dave Walker

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  • 2018 Nomination Package (PDF - 2.66 MB)

    The Nomination Package includes all information and forms pertaining to the nomination and election of directors,