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Awards 2012

Awards 2012

Date: December 2012
Award: Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers 2013
Who: Vancity
From: Canada's Top 100 Employers
For: Vancity has been named one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in the annual national competition organized by MediaCorp Canada. This honour is given to employers offering the nation’s most progressive and forward-thinking programs for employees with young children. Read more on why Vancity was selected here and in this special to the Globe and Mail.

Date: November 2012
Award: Corporate Knights Diversity Leadership Index
Who: Vancity
From: Corporate Knights Magazine
For: The constituents of the Corporate Knights Leadership Diversity Index are the companies with the greatest visible minority or aboriginal representation and female representation in the boardroom. Vancity maintained its ranking on top of Corporate Knights’ 2012 Diversity Index list for female representation on Canadian boards. Ranking on the Diversity Index is an element of the governance indicator as part of the methodology for a company’s consideration for the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.

Date: November 2012
Award: 2012 Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award for Outstanding Achievement
Who: Vancity
From: Green Living Enterprises
For: The Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award honours and celebrates corporate Canadians for outstanding work and dedication towards creating sustainable and ethical practices within the business framework.  Vancity was unanimously identified for long-standing leadership and commitment to social and environmental sustainability and was recognized with the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award.

Date: October 2012
Award: Power Smart Excellence Award
Who: Vancity
From: BC Hydro
For: The Power Smart Excellence Awards recognize best-in-class energy efficient organizations. Power Smart Leaders achieve greater level of energy savings year-over-year, champion energy conservation in the province and the local communities and demonstrate they are on a path of continuous improvement.

Date: October 2012
Award: 50 Best Employers in Canada
Who: Vancity
From: Aon Hewitt
For: The annual Best Employers in Canada study, performed by global human resources consulting firm Aon Hewitt, identifies organizations with the highest employee engagement. Aon Hewitt describes engagement as when employees “say, stay and strive” at work, or, when they speak positively about their employer to others, are committed to remaining with their current employer, and are motivated by their organizations’ leaders, managers, culture and values to go “above and beyond” to contribute to business success. This year’s list of the 50 Best Employers in Canada was published in a special editorial feature in Maclean’s Magazine.

Date: October 2012
Award: Canada’s Top 100 Employers
Who: Vancity
Canada’s Top 100 Employers
For: Vancity has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in the 13th annual national competition organized by MediaCorp Canada. This honour is given to those employers across the country which offer exceptional workplaces for their employees and lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees.

Date: October 2012
Award: Certified World Class Call Centre
Who: Vancity (Member Services)
From: SQM
For: Vancity is recognized as a Certified World Class Call Center from SQM in their 14th Annual Prestigious North American Call Center Industry 2012 Awards for Service Quality Excellence Program.  These Service Quality awards are given to the top performing call centers based on 25,000 surveys conducted annually.

Date: September 2012
Award: Canada’s Clean50 & Clean16
Who: Tamara Vrooman
From: The Delta Management Group
For: Tamara Vrooman has been named among the 2013 Clean50 and Clean16 for her integration of social, environmental and economic impact into all of Vancity’s operations in the financial services sector. The Clean 50 recognizes Canada’s top leaders when it comes to sustainable development and clean capitalism.

Date: September 2012
Award: New Westminster’s 2012 A-list
Who: Vancity
From: Readers of the New West News Leader
For: Vancity received the top spot win as the best place to get a mortgage on the New Westminster’s 2012 A-list.

Date: September 2012
Award: Best of Vancouver 2012
Who: Vancity
From: The Georgia Straight – Reader’s Choice Awards
For: Vancity received four wins in the Georgia Straight’s annual Best of Vancouver awards, and was recognized as the ‘Best place to get a mortgage’ and ‘Best place to buy RRSPs’. Vancity also placed second as ‘Best local employer’ and third for ‘most environmentally responsible local company’.

Date: July 30
Award: LEED® Certification - Gold Designation
Who: Verdant @ UniverCity
From: Canada Green Building Council
For: LEED® Certification distinguishes building projects that have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability by meeting the highest performance standards. Verdant @ UniverCity, a development by Vancity Enterprises, has been given a Gold designation for the project’s achievements.

Date: June 8
Award: Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada
Who: Vancity
From: Corporate Knights
For: Vancity is ranked 2nd on the 2012 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list. Corporate Knight’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens of Canada ranks corporate citizenship based on a number of environmental, social and governance indicators using a methodology developed with financial support from Industry Canada and recognized by the global initiative Rate the Raters as a leading global practice.

Date: April 26
Award: Green 30
Who: Vancity
From: Aon Hewitt Associates
Vancity has been named one of Canada's "Green 30", a list that recognizes organizations whose employees are most positive about their record of environmental stewardship. The Green 30 list is compiled from employee feedback using Hewitt's Employee Green Index, which focuses on employers' strategies, activities and efforts to minimize the environmental impact of their operations, products and services. As part of the 2010 Best Employers in Canada and Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada studies, Hewitt surveyed over 112,000 employees at more than 261 organizations regarding their employers' commitment to environmental stewardship.

Date: April 19
Award: Best Integrated Report (2nd Runner-up)
Who: Vancity (2010 Annual Report)
From: Corporate Register Reporting Awards
For: Vancity has been named the 2nd Runner-up in the global annual awards for corporate responsibility reporting. Read here to see the other categories and winners.

Date: April 20
Award: Canada’s Greenest Employers
From: Canada’s Top 100 Employers
For: For the fifth year in a row, Vancity has been selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for being a national leader in creating environmental awareness within our organization. Read here for more information about the criteria for the award and why Vancity was selected.

Date: February 2012
Award: WE Best of The City 2012
Who: Vancity
From: Westender (WE)
For: Vancity received two wins in the Westender’s annual Best of The City Readers’ Choice: Vancouver’s Services Winners category recognized as:

  • First in the category of Financial Institution.
  • Third in the category of Mortgage Broker for Ryan McKinley

Date: February 2012
Award: BC’s Top Employers 2012
Who: Vancity
From: Canada’s Top 100 Employers
For: Vancity has been named one of BC’s Top Employers in the annual national competition organized by MediaCorp Canada. This honour is given to employers in British Columbia that lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.