World Council supporter contributions provide much needed relief to credit unions and their members after disasters, address priority needs and foster innovation throughout the international credit union system.
World Council's International Partnerships program facilitates technical exchanges between developed and emerging credit union movements that provide life-changing experiences for participants and help credit unions improve the lives of their members worldwide.
Women are on the front lines in the fight against global poverty, and credit unions are natural mechanisms to develop women's leadership capacity in this fight. Even so, women continue to hold a minority of credit union leadership positions and have few resources available for advice, networking or mentorship. The Global Women's Leadership Network helps raise awareness, provides a forum for networking and raises funds so that women with the greatest financial need will have access to the same resources.
World Council of Credit Unions' Young Credit Union People Program (WYCUP) is an annual scholarship program for individuals 35 and under. It is designed to engage and promote the next generation of credit union professionals and volunteers in the international credit union movement. Winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to the following year’s World Credit Union Conference.
Credit union achievements across the world would not be possible without the talents, tireless dedication and commitment of individuals and organizations that have strived to make the vision of "building a global community" a reality. World Council recognizes these efforts with its Distinguished Service Award, World Council Young Credit Union People Scholarship, Credit Union Ambassador Award and Resolutions.
The International Credit Union Regulators’ Network was formed in 2007 during the 5th annual Credit Union Regulators’ Roundtable. The purpose of the Network is to share information and ideas on topics of common interest among credit unions and financial cooperative supervisors and to undertake research on specific issues or topics related to financial cooperatives and their oversight.