Becoming A Director

Credit Unions are democratic organizations owned and controlled by their members. One member equals one vote, with equal opportunity for participation in setting policies and making decisions. In this spirit, Stride Credit Union holds annual general meetings and opens nominations when there are board positions to fill. The Nominating Committee diligently strives to attract potential candidates possessing the appropriate skills-sets, to ensure that the board composition broadly reflects current trends in the membership makeup of the credit union as well as in the business and general communities in which the credit union operates.  An effective director must understand Stride Credit Union’s strategies, plans and policies to acquire skills for decision making, planning, and policy making and provide oversite of Stride Credit Union’s performance. 

 

All directors and nominees for the Board must meet the qualifications specified in the Credit Union’s by-laws and the Credit Union and Caisse Populaires Act.  Those include, but are not limited to:

  • Candidates must be a Stride Credit Union member in good standing for at least two years prior to election;
  • Candidates must not have been an employee of the Credit Union at any time during the last two years;
  • Candidates must not be directors or employees of another credit union.

 

Nominations are typically opened a few months ahead of the Annual General Meeting and will be posted on our website, and on social media.

For more information to becoming a director please refer to the Becoming a Director document found on the Stride Credit Union Website.