Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 523,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay.
With $25.6 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Vancity offers a full range of financial products and services for individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations, including deposits, loans, investments, credit cards and foreign exchange.
The credit union shares 30% of its net profits with members and communities—it has shared over $305 million with members and communities through its Shared Success program since 1994.
Founded in 1946 to provide financial services to people from all walks of life, Vancity’s innovative approach to serving the financial needs of its members and the community has led to a number of firsts among Canadian financial institutions, including the first to offer mortgages to women without a male co-signor and the first to offer a socially responsible mutual fund.
Vancity has gained international recognition for its values-based banking model and was the first Canadian financial institution invited to join the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, an independent network of the world’s leading sustainable banks and banking cooperatives.
Some of Vancity’s other achievements include becoming the first carbon-neutral financial institution in North America, the largest private-sector living wage employer in Canada, and one of the first mainstream financial institutions to launch an alternative to predatory payday loans for its members—the Vancity Fair & Fast Loan™.
183 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 4G2