Jonathan Fowlie

Chief External Relations Officer

Jonathan leads Vancity’s External Relations and Impact Strategy division overseeing government relations, communications, community investment, climate strategy and performance, and member and stakeholder engagement.

As head of the division, Jonathan is responsible for the credit union’s engagement with governments and key community stakeholders, as well as its strategic communications. Jonathan also oversees Vancity’s approach on its commitments to climate action and climate justice, and is responsible for Vancity’s community impact programs, including affordable housing, Indigenous partnerships, and social and financial inclusion.

Jonathan previously served as Vancity’s VP of Government Relations, Public Affairs & Community Investment, and Director of Communications. Prior to this, he was a reporter at The Vancouver Sun and The Globe and Mail, where he covered multiple assignments including the Tour de France, the war in Afghanistan and served six years as legislative bureau chief in Victoria. Following that, he worked as a communications and public affairs consultant, advising some of B.C.’s top organizations.

Jonathan has degrees in Film Studies and Journalism and is an alumnus of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Leadership Academy. He has long served as a Board member with the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and is also a member of the board of Vancity’s Community Foundation.

In his free time, Jonathan enjoys running, cycling, skiing and exploring the Gulf Islands.