Membership Shares

When you join Vancity, you’re required to become a member by purchasing Membership Shares. Member ownership is part of what makes Vancity different from other financial institutions. As a member, you have a say in how our credit union is run. You can:

  • Vote for Vancity's Board of Directors,
  • Run for the Board; or,
  • Serve on ad hoc committees such as the .

Through our Shared Success program, you may directly share in Vancity’s success, including receiving dividends that may be declared on your Membership Shares – another example of how we do business differently.

Each member, regardless of age, must have at least five (5) Membership Shares (for a total of $5.00). We encourage you to read the Accounts and Services Guide for additional information about your accounts and membership.

How to view your Membership Shares

You can view your Membership Shares account on your statement or log in to online and mobile banking.



Frequently Asked Questions:

Why should I invest in Membership Shares?

Your investment in Vancity allows us to accelerate our impact lending in specific community projects that make a tangible impact in our communities.

Can I purchase more Membership Shares?

Yes, you can subscribe for and purchase up to a maximum of 1,000 shares.

What do I need to be aware of if I’m interested in purchasing more shares?

Please see the Terms and Conditions for the purchase of Membership Shares.

What will happen to my Membership Shares account when we upgrade to the in late 2016?

Every member will have their own Membership Shares held in their own Membership Shares account.

If you currently have multiple shares accounts, they’ll be consolidated into a single account.

If you have a joint account, we’ll redeem the shares and then re-issue to the individual members previously named on the joint Membership Shares account. When we re-issue the Membership Shares, we’ll allocate the shares equally among the account’s named joint members.