The Board of Directors seeks each year to fill any vacant positions.

Among its other responsibilities, the Board is accountable for the institution's security and stability and for overseeing compliance with the statutory provisions governing its operation. Its duties include defining the federal credit union's strategic direction and overseeing its management and activities.

Members are encouraged to participate in two ways:

  • by running for election to serve on the Board of Directors;
  • by voting for the candidates who, upon election, will represent their interests on the Board of Directors.

Election process

Steps Deadline
1. Formation of the Nomination Committee October 2017
2. Start of the call for candidates November 20 to December 8, 2017
3. Information session for candidates January 7 to January 13, 2018
4. Confirmation of chosen candidates February 2018
5. Election April 6 to April 13, 2018
Extended until April 20, 2018
6. Annual General Meeting April 24, 2018



Candidate selection process
The Nomination Committee is responsible for ensuring that candidates comply with the provisions of the Caisse by-laws and pertinent legislation. All candidates have gone through a rigorous screening process involving the completion of a series of questionnaires concerning their qualifications, integrity and knowledge about the Caisse in addition to an interview with the Nomination Committee.

The Committee is also mandated to evaluate each candidate based on the sixteen (16) competency areas applicable this year as follows:

  • Boards and Committee
  • Business Development
  • Communication
  • Cooperative Spirit
  • Cybersecurity
  • Experience as a Director
  • Financial Literacy
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Internal Controls
  • Insurance
  • Knowledge of the Caisse and the Industry
  • Leadership
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Stategic Planning

Electoral results


Ms. Haché holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Ottawa and a masters in business administration from the Université de Moncton and is coordinator of the Centre international d'apprentissage du français at the Shippagan campus of the Université de Moncton. With 15 years' experience in the financial sector, she has held various management positions. She has also served on the board of governors of the Université de Moncton, the TV5 - Unis advisory committee.


An economics professor at the Université de Moncton since 1990, Pierre is director of that institution's École des hautes études publiques. He is currently chairman of the board of UNI and has served on numerous administrative committees within the organization since 1995. He holds his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Involved in his community, he served as member of the board of Le Pays de la Sagouine from 2000 to 2013 and currently sits on the board of the Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick. Originally from Moncton, he lives in Sainte-Marie-de-Kent.
Responsible for accounting and budgeting ($150 million) for Anglophone East School District since 1992. Actively involved in developing the Caisses populaires acadiennes over the past 25 years. Elected to the board of directors of the Fédération (UNI) / Acadia Life in 2011 and 2014. Appointed vice chair in 2012. In his role as chair of UNI's Risk Management Committee, he completed training through the Institute of Corporate Directors and earned his ICD.D designation in 2016.


A certified professional accountant with a master's degree in business administration, Jean-François is a professor of accounting and taxation at the Edmundston campus of the Université de Moncton. In addition to serving on the boards of the Fédération des caisses populaires acadiennes and the Caisse populaire Trois Rives, he previously held a position as account manager at the Financial Business Centre (UNI). He is also very involved in various community organizations.
A business leader in heavy equipment sales, Allain has a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities in northwestern New Brunswick (Restigouche, Victoria and Madawaska counties). Active as an administrator in the Caisse network since 2003, Allain was elected to the board of the Fédération (UNI) in 2011 and re-elected in 2014. With his extensive cooperative and financial experience, Allain has successfully put his expertise and knowledge to work for the members of UNI Financial Cooperation.


Voting is now closed.

You had until April 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to vote online or by phone. Instructions were sent by mail to members 16 years of age or older.

Annuel general meeting

The annual general meeting had taken place on April 24, 2018.

Caisse populaire acadienne ltée
Attention of the General Secretary
295 Saint-Pierre Blvd. West
P.O. Box 5554
Caraquet NB E1W 1B7

Telephone: 506 726-4484 | 1 800 461-1318

Email: uni.secretairegeneral@acadie.com