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May 23, 2019
Ian Warner

2019 Board Governance Survey of Canadian credit unions

How progressive are Canadian credit unions when it comes to board data security, diversity, and use of technology?

Aprio conducted a benchmark survey at the National Conference for Canadian Credit Unions that revealed that the majority of Canadian credit unions identified their boards as being in the “progress stage” of implementing progressive board policies, with more defining themselves as frontrunners than early stage. Below are some highlights from the survey.

Most Canadian credit union boards reported that plans are in place to increase diversity.

Board composition and diversity - CCUA survey results

More than 40% of surveyed credit unions reported that they conduct annual evaluations of their board members.

Board development and evaluation - CCUA survey results

When it came to board security, the majority of credit unions defined it as a fundamental or top priority, with most choosing board portal software for maximum security.

Board security - CCUA survey results

While technology to protect board information security and support diverse recruitment and evaluation is readily available, a significant number of credit unions are still in the evaluation stage of considering board management technology.

Board technology - CCUA survey results

Where does your credit union rank? Let us help you evaluate where technology may strengthen your board governance.

Aprio serves the majority of Canada’s top 100 credit unions and many in the United States as well. Aprio is also an active partner with CUES and CCUA. We are the trusted choice for member-owned organizations that value personalized service and knowledge of the industry.

Aprio board portal technology helps credit unions ensure that board materials are secure, meetings run more effectively, and diverse board members have an equal voice at the table – all of which also helps attract the next generation of quality board members. Aprio makes annual board evaluations easy to manage with online survey tools and archiving of year-over-year board evaluations for progress analysis.

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