Job Posting Details

Regional Director for Government Relations (Ontario), Central 1 Credit Union

Location:Toronto, Ontario
Posting Date:August 24, 2018
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time

Company Description

Central 1 wants to be the national choice for financial, digital banking, and payment solutions in Canada. Our unique place in the financial services industry enables us to power progress for more than 300 financial institutions from coast to coast to coast. Central 1 has created a collaborative work environment made up of curious and courageous employees passionate about finding the right way forward for clients. 

It’s important we succeed, because the banking industry is one where disruption rules and old ways of doing business are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Central 1 is here to keep Canada’s financial marketplace diversified, support Canadians who want a choice when it comes to banking, and do good for the communities we serve.


    Job Description

    The Regional Director for Government Relations (Ontario) is responsible for:

    • Analyzing provincial government legislative and regulatory proposals that could impact upon credit unions or on Central 1.

    • Assisting in the development and delivery of government relations services to member credit unions and to promote compliance with provincial legislative and regulatory regimes.

    • Enhancing government relations and public relations programs.

    • Advocating for statutory and regulatory proposals provincially, and federally in coordination with the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA), that promote the development of the credit union systems of Ontario, specifically, and the credit union system of Canada, generally.

    As the ideal candidate, your specific accountabilities include the following:

    • Monitor and analyze provincial and national public policy, including provincial, federal and international legislative trends respecting the regulation of the financial services industry in Ontario.
    • Participation in the development and negotiation of amendments to provincial financial institutions’ statutes and regulations, specifically the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act 1994 (Ontario), ensuring that a consultative process is followed, utilizing internal and external resources, including legal counsel as required.
    • Develop submissions to governmental and regulatory authorities.
    • Prepare and present briefs, position papers and speeches to Executive Management, the Board of Directors, the credit union system, government, political caucuses and external organizations.
    • Participate with other Group personnel in representing Central 1 and the Ontario credit union systems to the provincial and municipal governments.
    • Establish positive relationships with MPPs elected and appointed municipal and regional officials and appointed personnel to promote adoption of legislative proposals and other initiatives that promote the growth, development and stability of Central 1’s member credit unions.
    • Oversee all aspects of the planning and delivery of an annual credit union lobby day at Queen’s Park.
    • Communicate, orally and in writing to credit unions, revisions to and interpretations of statutes and regulations that impact on their operations.
    • Develop and deliver seminars relating to legislative and governmental processes and developments.
    • Resource meetings of the Board’s Legislative Committee and other committees as required.
    • As requested by Executive Management, represent Central 1 to affiliated organizations, including, but not limited to, the Ontario Cooperative Association’s government relations committee.
    • Participate as a member of the Deposit Insurance of Ontario (“DICO”)’s Stakeholders’ Advisory Committee.
    • Advocate, on behalf of individual credit unions, in resolving issues with regulators.
    • In conjunction with other department personnel, prepare quarterly report on department activities to the Board of Directors.



    For this position, a degree in finance, political science, law or public administration and at least five years of experience in the public sector, preferably including experience working with elected officials, provincially or federally. The incumbent must have advanced comprehension of Canada’s parliamentary system and laws relative to financial institutions. Demonstrated skills include exemplary relationship management, oral and written communication, a strong client-service orientation, the ability to function well in a team and the ability to develop innovative approaches to addressing legislative concerns.


    Additional Information

    Grade: H

    Internal candidate submission date: By August 28, 2018

    As much as we believe in working hard, we also believe in personal growth and taking time for ourselves. Accordingly, our total rewards philosophy amounts to one of the best compensation and benefits packages in the industry – from performance-based incentives and extended benefits, to training and education reimbursements and ample vacation time.

    Central 1 is committed to diversity and inclusion. If you have a request for an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

    *Unsolicited resumes from vendors will not be accepted for this or any position at Central 1*