Atlantic Canada's Collective for Emerging Leaders

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Who We Are

The ability of credit unions to effectively recruit, train, engage and support the upward mobility of emerging leaders is as critical for the credit unions of tomorrow as it is to the member experiences we deliver today. As a human capital partner of the regional system, ACCEL will enable system leaders to access a network of skilled emerging leaders, while also connecting emerging leaders with one another.
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What We Do

ACCEL will contribute to the region’s partnership ecosystem, develop and engage emerging leaders, establish a human library of skilled emerging leaders and provide first-voice emerging leader perspective at the system level.


How It Works

ACCEL members, sponsored by their CEO, complete an onboarding survey to determine areas of strength and interest. Every ACCEL member, known as an “ACCELerator”, contributes 20 hours to the ACCEL time share program. Participants will be invited to participate in regular events and professional development opportunities.

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System Partners

ACCEL Members By Province


New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Get Involved

ACCEL is an opportunity to connect with your peers at the system level through monthly quarterly and annual activities. Members are encouraged to make the most of their involvement by participating in the organization and execution of ACCEL initiatives throughout the year.

Featured ACCELerators

Kayla Partridge is a credit-union system die-hard. The last co-op term of her degree was with East Coast Credit Union and she has not left since! Kayla is always involved with her credit union and community – serving on the ACCEL executive team as a resource for professional development, she has a passion for ensuring everyone is equipped with the tools they need to do their best work! Kayla is highly experienced in project management, digital solutions, business & commercial banking, public relations, and general operations. Bringing her high-energy and go-get-it attitude, Kayla is more than happy to lend a helping hand wherever needed.

Kayla Partridge

East Coast Credit Union

A mover-and-shaker by birthright, Shannon Kennedy has been working in the Marketing & Communications field since 2016. Shannon is highly experienced in event management and execution, media relations, and social media management. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, a Certificate in Marketing, and a Certificate in Project Management, Shannon brings her knowledge, high energy, and quick problem-solving skills to any task.

Shannon Kennedy

Consolidated Credit Union