Toronto, Canada—World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) presented the Credit Union Ambassador Award to Credit Union Central of Canada (CUCC) at their 2004 Conference in Toronto, Canada this evening. The award recognized CUCC's 50th anniversary of providing services to Canadian credit unions.
The Credit Union Ambassador's Award recognizes the contributions of individuals or organizations for their commitment to fostering international credit union development. This award is usually granted on the occasion of a special event.
L.R. (Bobby) McVeigh, WOCCU board chairman and Canadian delegate to World Council presented the award on behalf of president and CEO Arthur Arnold and the WOCCU board of directors. McVeigh noted, "The success of the Canadian credit union system has been exceptional and today we are considered to be one of the leading Movements in the world. The future for Canadian credit unions is bright!"(Click for full remarks)
CUCC board chairman, Jack Smit proudly received the award on behalf of the Canadian credit union system. Noting this is milestone for credit unions and will hopefully be one of many in the years to come.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 105 countries serve 217 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.