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Our Skills and Qualifications Self-Assessment has specific areas of competency required by our regulator. Credit Unions can add other competencies they wish to have assessed however we prefer to do this through our other assessments/evaluations. We have evolved the format of the survey from a lengthy, multi-question format to offering statements from which our directors can select their skill level. It’s much less onerous for our directors now and meets the requirements of our regulator.

Our peer evaluation which looks at how directors demonstrate their skills and attributes in the board room is a survey style assessment. Each director and executive rates each of the directors on 21 director attributes and provides an area for raters to offer developmental feedback. Since the director self-rates we can provide them with a comparison of their own results, those of their peers on the board, and those of the executive team. It’s a comprehensive assessment.


“I thoroughly enjoyed the Good Governance Matters course offered by Co-operatives First. The course provided a solid background on governance generally and specific examples of good governance practices in co-operatives. It is uncommon to find governance training specific to co-operatives so this was refreshing.”

Janet Taylor (Corporate Secretary)

Libro Credit Union

“The Good Governance Matters Course was a valuable course. I shared it with the [Arctic Co-operatives Limited] Senior Leadership Team. If it ever comes up again, I highly recommend others to take it.”

Mary Nirlungayuk (Corporate Secretary and Vice-President, Corporate Services)

Arctic Co-operatives Limited

“The online course, Good Governance Matters was very informative, easy to navigate and discussed issues relevant to our needs as a Board of Directors. This course is a great tool for boards to build their knowledge to become strong, strategic boards.”

Lori Sanders (President)

Sherwood Co-op

“This course has greatly increased my understanding of what good governance could/should look like and how each part (boards, management, members) plays a vital role in the co-operative’s success.”


“This course was highly enjoyable, and relevant to working in not only the co-op space, but with any group that needs to make decisions.”