To develop and empower Ontario Young Leaders so that, together, we strengthen ourselves and the credit union system.

Collaboration, Networking, Learning and Development

To attract and retain a community of engaged young professionals who are ready to lead.

Ontario Young Leaders (ONYL) – at its heart – is a community. It is a space that exists for young professionals within the Ontario credit union system to motivate and develop one another while also strengthening the system collectively.

We know that no matter the size, every credit union faces talent and succession planning challenges. That is why we are passionate about retaining talent within Ontario credit unions. ONYL is designed to build and encourage the leadership capabilities of the talent already existing within our credit unions, so that they do not look elsewhere for this support.

Young Leader initiatives are happening across Canada at national, provincial and organizational levels. These initiatives are organic, and can supplement each other’s initiatives.

Our Current Working Committee

Josh Juhlke
Josh Juhlke Chair
Communications Manager, First West Credit Union
Rhys McKendry
Rhys McKendry Vice-Chair
Research Manager, CCUA
David Corbett
David Corbett Treasurer
Director, Cash Management, FirstOntario Credit Union
Kathleen Williams
Kathleen Williams Secretary
Commercial and Agricultural Account Manager, Mainstreet Credit Union
Emily Agnew
Emily AgnewONYL Founder
Product Owner, Libro Credit Union
Kaitlin Antler
Kaitlin Antler
Senior Manager, Learning and Development
Miina Billones
Miina Billones
Manager Member Experience
Northern Birch Credit Union Limited
Dan Campbell
Dan Campbell
Senior Manager, Credit Risk
Copperfin Credit Union
Dana Elliott
Dana Elliott
Learning & Development Manager, Kawartha Credit Union
Beth Oke
Beth Oke
Financial Service Assistant – Personal Supervisor | Coach
Libro Credit Union
Rachel Palaci
Rachel Palaci
Member Relations Engagement Manager, Central 1
Sasa Recnik
Sasa Recnik
Client Success Lead, Central 1
Laura Sabatino
Laura Sabatino
Director, Human Resources, HMECU
Tyler Sanders
Tyler Sanders
Senior Manager, Credit Card Operations & Compliance, Meridian Credit Union
Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith
Business Intelligence Manager
Mainstreet Credit Union Limited

Thank you to Central 1 for the generous contributions to support the initial launch of our website.

Our website is also made possible with support provided by Libro Credit Union and HMECU.