2023 World Credit Union Conference

23 - 26 July - Vancouver, Canada


Distinct and unique opportunities await you or your institution to engage with the global credit union movement at the World Credit Union Conference.

Gala @ Grouse Mountain

Monday, July 24th
Grouse Mountain: The Peak of Vancouver
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
$375 per person

Join WFCU in raising support for growing credit unions worldwide while experiencing Vancouver's top attraction, Grouse Mountain!

The chalet will serve as a destination to immerse international guests in Vancouver culture, history and local credit union impact. Proceeds from the gala help to expand World Council's credit union development programs in Latin America, Ukraine and Africa! 

Buses will depart at 6:00 p.m. from the convention center and return at 10:30 p.m. to conference hotels.

Global DE Social

Tuesday, July 25th
Steamworks Brewing Pub, Downtown Vancouver
7:00 p.m.
$55 per person

Co-sponsored by WFCU & the CanadaDE program, graduates of Global DE (Development Education) programs are invited to register for the Global DE Social during the 2023 World Credit Union Conference in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada.

This social gathering will bring together a powerful group of leaders and provides a unique opportunity to profile DE programs from around the world and build deeper connections within the global DE network. Let’s spend the evening together in a casual setting with a co-operative vibe. Appetizers and a few drinks will be provided; plus cash bar.

Tickets are nonrefundable but can be transferred by contacting

Celebration of Light Cruise

Wednesday, July 26th
English Bay in Vancouver Harbor
7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (boarding starts at 6:30 p.m.)
$200 per person

Close out your WCUC experience with a once-in-a-lifetime experience to witness Vancouver's annual Celebration of Light Festival on a yacht cruise in English Bay.

By attending, you will help advance WFCU's mission of growing credit unions worldwide in partnership with WOCCU.
The cruise facilitates a full buffet dinner with cocktails and refreshments.

GWLN Reception

Saturday, July 22nd 
Free to those registered for the full World Credit Union Conference.

Vancouver Convention Center West.
Level 1. Ocean Foyer

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Begin your 2023 WCUC experience and join us for the GWLN Welcome Reception. Join us as we collectively welcome our GWLN members, industry partners and guests, recognize the Athena Award winner and hear the latest from GWLN!

Check out the GWLN event agenda here.  

Registration for this event is available during the 2023 WCUC registration process. If you have already registered for 2023 WCUC, you can click on  "Already Registered?" button at the top of the central registration page. 

If you have any questions, please contact 

GWLN Forum

Sunday, July 23rd 
Free to those registered for the full World Credit Union Conference.

Vancouver Convention Center West. Room 211/214
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us at the 2023 GWLN Forum! Learn about bridging the gender gap in credit unions, listen to an international panel of leaders sharing expertise on women’s empowerment and vote on the winning proposals from this year’s GWLN’s scholars.

Check out the GWLN event agenda here.

**The event is open to all GWLN members and non-members. Registration is required, but there is no additional cost to attend. If you have already registered for 2023 WCUC, you can click on  "Already Registered?" button at the top of the central registration page. 

Languages: English & Portuguese.

If you have any questions, please contact 

Ukraine Breakout Session

Monday, July 24th

Main Ballroom
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

A unique opportunity to meet representatives of Ukrainian credit union movement and those supporting it amid Russia’s full-scale invasion.

Join our session to learn about the impact of WFCU’s Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund relief activities in Ukraine, progress of USAID/WOCCU Credit For Agriculture Producers Project, as well as plans for the future to contribute to the country’s early recovery.

Give Back Opportunity

Tuesday, July 25th
Vancouver Shoreline
3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Gather with your fellow WCUC attendees to give back and help clean up a local Vancouver shore-line. This event is in partnership with the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions.

World Council of Credit Unions is partnering with Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup in Vancouver to give back to the local community. Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup is a citizen science program, dedicated to the collection of shoreline litter and litter data. Together they not only prevent the leak of plastic litter into our Ocean but more importantly collect valuable litter data that helps scientists, policy makers and businesses take meaningful action to prevent harmful plastic pollution.  

Wear comfortable clothes with walking shoes (changing areas are available at the Convention Center)
Buses will depart the Vancouver Convention Center at 3:30 p.m. and return attendees to the CC by 6:00 p.m.

WYCUP Emerging Leaders Summit

Saturday, July 22nd
$360 USD per person for single day event. 
Free to those registered for the full World Credit Union Conference  

Level 2 Room 211/214

9:00 am -3:00 pm

Join us to learn more about WYCUP’s efforts globally as we celebrate professional journeys, connect with young professionals around the world, hear from a panel of young executives, and shine a light on environmental justice and sustainability practices with a collaborative workshop and pledge for the future!
Thank you to our partners and co-sponsors PSCU, and the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA). 

Planning on attending the one-day event and not the full conference?
Click Here to register or sponsor an Emerging Leader/ Young Professional (40 years old or Under) to attend on July 22nd 2023!