Election

Every year, Vancity holds its Board of Directors’ Election to fill available director positions.

Members are invited to participate in three ways:

  • to serve as non-director members of the Nominations and Election Committee;
  • to run as a candidate in the election; and
  • to vote for candidates who will represent the membership as a Board Member.

Member involvement in the election is critical in maintaining Vancity’s success, the values on which the credit union is founded, and the innovative strategies that enable Vancity to serve its members, communities and beyond.



Board Elections Results 2022

This year, members of Vancity credit union have elected Kristen Rivers, Rita Parikh, and Patrick Nangle to the board of directors, each for a three-year term. Joel DeYoung has been elected to the board for a two-year period, serving the remaining term of a board member who stepped down in April. Kristen Rivers is joining the board for the first time, while Rita, Patrick and Joel are retaining their seats on the board through re-election.

Full results from Vancity’s 2022 Board of Directors’ election are:

  • Kristen Rivers 20,443 votes
  • Rita Parikh 20,104 votes
  • Patrick Nangle 18,376 votes
  • Joel DeYoung 16,344 votes
  • Paul Plater 6,435 votes
  • Shaji Mathew 3,722 votes

Vancity thanks all candidates for participating and congratulates the elected directors.


Member involvement in the election is critical in maintaining Vancity’s success, the values on which the credit union is founded, and the innovative strategies that enable Vancity to serve its members, communities and beyond.