In 1974 a group of people active in daycare, consumer and
housing co-operatives met to discuss the problems of raising capital for their
organizations. The capital in the community was not accessible to them because
their financial institutions were unwilling to provide the needed financial
services. The group decided to pool their organizations' money and form a
financial institution that was committed to community economic development.
Coast Capital Savings Credit Union (our friends know us as “Coast Capital”) is Canada’s second largest credit union, dedicated to changing the way Canadians feel about banking, forever. As a co-operative, we’re owned by the 475,000 members who bank with us. We offer banking, investment and insurance services through our 50 branches in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island regions of BC. Our total assets under administration were $13.5 billion at the end of 2011.
Coastal Community Credit Union (CCCU) is the largest financial services organization based on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands—a position we’ve held strong since 2005. From our beginnings in 1946, CCCU has grown extensively over the years and now provides caring and helpful service from Port Hardy to Victoria through our 22 branches, 15 insurance offices, four business service centres and through our Island-based contact centre.
The East End Food Co-operative is Vancouver's
only consumer-owned grocery store. We serve the local community. Varied
Members interests and concerns link us to groups involved with the
politics of food, the environment, other communities, and much more. We
are part of a growing wave of economic, political and food
At Envision Financial (a division of First West Credit Union), social responsibility isn’t just a corporate policy—it’s a way of life. We’re committed to building vibrant communities and investing in ways that will truly make a difference—and for that we’re proud to be recognized as a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. Whether our involvement means providing financial support through philanthropic donations, sponsorships and scholarships or developing innovative community partnerships and programs, Envision is here to help.
GVC Credit Union was one of the first credit union study clubs organized in BC during the 1930's and was part of a program to help people find ways to combat the ravages of the economic depression that hit in 1929.
On June 5, 1940, GVC Credit Union received its charter and commenced operations. Today, we serve approximately 6900 members from 5 locations and have grown to over $150 million in assets.
For those of you who don’t already know who we are, let us introduce ourselves. It might feel a little like speed dating, cause we’ve got a lot of ground to cover, in a short period of time. Here we go:
Khalsa Credit Union was registered on February 19,1986 as a religious
bond financial institution to provide financial services to the Sikh
A credit union is a financial cooperative organized by the
people who share a common bond. It is a unique type of business owned
and controlled by its members. The members pool their financial assets
to provide themselves funds for loans and a wide variety of other
The Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative (KBCSC) is an organization directed by its members to provide resources and services to people in the southeastern part of British Columbia known as the West Kootenay and Boundary regions. Its mission is to work to strengthen its members and address issues of social well-being in the Kootenay-Boundary region.
The members are all community-based social service organizations and operate in communities located throughout this region.