2024 CUMA Annual Conference & Tradeshow

Presented by Thirdstream

We are excited to present the 2024 CUMA Conference, Moving Forward Together – The Future of CUMA, presented by Thirdstream! Join us at The Hotel Saskatchewan on Wednesday, March 20 to Friday, March 22, 2024!

This is an incredible opportunity for Credit Union Managers to connect with suppliers and other organizations, learn from some of the industry’s leading experts, and network with other community members.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, March 20

Dining Room

Join us for a casual evening and connect with industry leaders in a relaxed setting. Network, share insights, and forge meaningful relationships.

Thursday, March 21

Regency Ballroom and Blue Lounge and Library

Get ready to kick start your day at the CUMA Annual Conference, presented by Thirdstream! Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast and make sure to explore the vibrant Tradeshow presented by Calidon Equipment Leasing.

Regency Ballroom

Join us for an inspiring kickoff that sets the tone for days filled with knowledge, connections, and innovation.

Speaker: Matt Welykolowa, Director, Digital Enablement – Cornerstone Credit Union 
Room Location: Regency Ballroom

Matt Welykholowa is a seasoned technology and business leader with over 25 years of experience within the Canadian Credit Union landscape. Throughout his career with Conexus Credit Union, Thrive Wealth Management & Cornerstone Credit Union, he has held various roles honing his skills in people leadership, wealth management leadership, project/change management, technology, business intelligence, and back-office operations.  

Currently, he proudly serves as the Director of Digital Enablement and Insights at Cornerstone Credit Union. Here, he leads Information Technology teams in crucial areas such as Tech Operations, Cloud Solutions & Security, and Data & Analytics. His responsibilities encompass driving digital technology and data strategy, shaping enterprise architecture, fortifying cyber security measures, and overseeing the development and delivery of digital platforms.  

Matt currently resides in Emerald Park with his wife Jen and boys, Nate (13) and Nick(10) and is active as a coach with the Prairie Storm Minor Hockey Association. 

Blue Lounge and Library

Speaker: Lyanne Campbell, Blue Dragonfly Marketing Strategies Ltd.
Room Location: Regency Ballroom

Lyanne Campbell is a highly experienced professional with a strong background in the financial services industry. With over 28 years of service in a credit union, Lyanne has honed her skills in various areas including front-line member service, consumer and residential mortgage lending, mutual funds, sales and service training, leadership and management, data and analytics, and marketing.

Lyanne has earned several designations including ACUIC (Management Studies), ACRML (Accredited Consumer and Residential Mortgage Lender), and CM (Chartered Marketer). Lyanne is also educated in Mastermind Facilitation. As a lifelong learner, she continuously updates her knowledge and brings a
wealth of hands-on experience to the table.

As the founder of blue dragonfly Marketing Strategies Ltd., Lyanne offers her consulting services to marketing leaders who seek success through collaboration, insights, transformation, and goal achievement. Through her guidance, Lyanne helps leaders unlock their full potential and inspire their
teams to take action.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Lyanne’s holds a passion for aquatic fitness, well-being, and the outdoors. This, combined with her unique perspective and genuine desire to assist others, allows her to be an invaluable resource for leaders in any industry.

Regency Ballroom and Blue Lounge and Library

Saskatchewan Room

Blue Lounge and Library

Speaker: Lindsay Oliver, OWZW Lawyers
Location: Regency Ballroom

Lindsay is a Partner at OLIVE WALLER ZINKHAN & WALLER LLP.  She obtained her Juris Doctor (Law) Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 and joined Olive Waller Zinkhan & Waller LLP as an articling student that same year.  Lindsay practices with the firm’s credit union and debtor/creditor law team.  She also practices law in areas related to real estate, wills and estate, and insurance defence litigation.  Lindsay has appeared in all levels of court in Saskatchewan as part of her litigation practice.

Lindsay has lectured at various Canadian Bar Association Mid-Winter Meetings and has facilitated numerous courses for credit union employees.  Lindsay is a past president of the Regina Bar Association and currently a member of the Canadian Regina Bar Association.  She is also a volunteer with Public Legal Education Association (PLEA).

Tina Varughese
Room Location: Regency Ballroom

Better Together

Successful leaders understand today’s increasingly multigenerational, multicultural and multifaceted workforce brings both opportunities and challenges if not managed effectively. To create trust, collaboration and creative work environments, inclusive leaders need to effectively communicate, understand and listen to their fellow employees. Everybody wants to be seen, wants to be heard and wants to be acknowledged.

Learning how to communicate and cooperate in the workplace leads to a healthier, happier, motivating and inspiring workplace where everyday benefits.

About Tina:

Named one of Canada’s Top 10 Notable Speakers by Ignite Magazine, Tina cleverly tackles hot button topics, like diversity and inclusion, in today’s complex climate.

Tina’s work has been featured in the Toronto Star, TSN, CBC Eyeopener, Adrenaline Magazine, and Alberta Venture. Clients include Pfizer Canada, Kraft-Heinz, Hockey Canada, Hyundai Canada, Canadian College of Health Leaders and Canada Life. She is Past President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (Alberta Chapter). She was recently appointed to McMaster University’s Future of Canada Project Council. She has a strong professional background in immigration where she spearheaded international recruitment missions. As well, she ran her own successful relocation and settlement firm prior to speaking professionally.

Tina has been the face of diversity, literally, when she was chosen to be in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty representing beauty in diversity. With two kids, five fish and one husband, she resides in Calgary where she recently took hip hop classes but has opted to buy an oversized hoodie instead.

Blue Lounge and Library

Regency Ballroom

Regency Ballroom

Friday, March 22

Regency Ballroom and Blue Lounge and Library

Get ready to kick start day two at the CUMA Annual Conference, presented by Thirdstream! Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast and make sure to explore the vibrant Tradeshow presented by Calidon Equipment Leasing.

Speaker: Jake Leguee, Farmer & Blogger – A Year in the Life of a Farmer
Location: Regency Ballroom

Jake is a third-generation farmer from Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, where he, along with several family members, grows a variety of crops. Jake and his wife, Stephanie, have three young sons.

Passionate about advocating for the agricultural industry, Jake writes regularly in his popular blog, A Year in the Life of a Farmer, and has been a speaker at several events. Jake, along with the farm’s management team, was selected as Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmer in 2023.

Jake is currently chair of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission and the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition. In 2019, he travelled to several countries promoting Canadian durum, speaking as the farmer representative. He is a member of Bayer’s Farmers Who SUSTAIN global advisory council, which has a goal of improving farm policy at the United Nations level. In 2017, he was invited to Des Moines, Iowa to participate in the Global Food Prize with the Global Farmer Network, which he continues to be an active participant in to this day.

Jake is optimistic about the agricultural industry and believes its future is very bright.

Blue Lounge and Library

Kaleb Dahlgren
Room Location: 
Regency Ballroom


From a young age, Kaleb had no choice but to be resilient. His hockey career was threatened before it started by a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 4 years old. Yet Kaleb proved his doctors and coaches wrong by going on to play hockey at an elite level. During his career, he played for the Humboldt Broncos – a team that made national news when their bus collided with a transport truck. The accident took away 16 lives and left only 13 survivors, many of them with lifelong injuries.

Kaleb is one of the survivors.

Once he recovered, Kaleb returned to the ice to play for York University’s varsity hockey team. While at York, he earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree graduating as Valedictorian, Magna Cum Laude, and Varsity Athletics Male Graduate of the Year in April 2021. Currently, Kaleb is studying to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Kaleb is dedicated to helping others, whether that’s through sharing his story or through his community volunteer work. He is the founder of Dahlgren’s Diabeauties, a mentorship program designed in 2017 to give back to children with Type 1 diabetes. Through this program, he is able to raise awareness, support, and guidance to his community of Diabeauties. Kaleb is also the recipient of the Canadian Volunteer Award for Emerging Leader of the Prairies, the National JDRF Young Volunteer of the Year award, and dozens of other accolades for his community service.

Somewhere in the whirlwind of life, Kaleb found time to become a #1 Bestselling Author for his memoir, Crossroads, the story of his life thus far. As a speaker, he is known for his honesty, his inspiration, and his captivating storytelling.

In the face of insurmountable odds, he shows us that through perseverance you can do anything.

Regency Ballroom

Regency Ballroom

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors