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Vancity Earns a Rix Award

Vancity Earns a Rix Award

Vancity’s work in the community and their commitment to the environment and their employees earned the credit union the prestigious Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship.

The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Rix Centre (named after the late Dr. Donald Rix) works with business and education partners to select an individual and a business to receive the annual award.

On April 5th, President and CEO Tamara Vrooman accepted the award at the Board of Trade’s award ceremony. There were four nominees including The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, The Vancouver Aquarium, Scotiabank and Vancity. In her acceptance speech, Tamara said Vancity was proud and humbled to be included in the stellar group of nominees, which all do tremendous work for the community.

The YWCA, a long-time partner, nominated Vancity for the award. Nominees must meet a number of criteria including demonstrating high standards of stewardship towards customers, employees, owners, business partners, the environment and the broader community.

The Sauder School of Business, which chaired the adjudication team, said that it was impressed Vancity had demonstrated "beyond a doubt" that it fully met the criteria used to assess this year's Engaged Corporate Citizen.

Vancity’s work with the community, through support of more than 160 community groups; its commitment to the environment, including being carbon neutral and offering clean air auto loans; and high employee engagement scores developed by offering social events among other benefits, were all key factors in winning the award.

You can read more about the Rix Awards on the Rix Centre’s website.