Board Of Directors

Now Accepting Board Nominations until November 30th, 2018

Want to join our Board of Directors? Please read the information enclosed in the following PDF carefully and fill out all corresponding forms. The Board Nominations and Election Package must be completed in full and submitted by November 30th, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Late or incomplete forms after this time will result in the nomination not being accepted. Candidates are encouraged to submit materials early so we can validate completion.

Nomination Package

Completed documents can be sent to:
Your Neighbourhood Credit Union
38 Executive Place
Kitchener, ON  N2P 2N4
Attn: Teresa Van Parys

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.

2018 Board of Directors


John Haines,

Frank Burgund

Janice Gibson

Jeff Piper

Craig Fee

Terry Ragnitz,
First Vice Chair

Christine Coccimiglio

Lloyd Hotchkiss

Anthony Piscitelli

Hilary Anderson

Peter Muise

Dave Walker

Ken Walsh

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