Backgrounders and Fact Sheets

Resources and data for journalists about Vancity initiatives and investments.

Vancity’s work in combating financial abuse of seniors

As a values-based financial co-operative, Vancity works to enhance the long-term well-being of its members and the communities where they work and live

Vancity's involvement in Dockside Green

Dockside Green is a mixed-use residential and commercial real estate development in Victoria, British Columbia.

Fact Sheet: RESPs and grants

A listing of educational grants available and the latest stats on Registered Educational Savings Plans (RESPs) and grant usage.

Vancity’s investment in bees, pollination and honey

One investment area is local and organic food, which includes honey and crops reliant on bee pollination. Vancity invests in this sector to help develop a sustainable local food system, which in turn contributes to a healthier environment, improved individual health and a more resilient local economy.

Vancity's investment in affordable housing

Vancity invests in stable and affordable housing because we believe it is a driver of economic self-reliance, which in turn improves the well-being of our local communities. As a member-owned financial institution, we’re using our financial tools to improve the health and well-being of our members and their communities.

Fact Sheet: Fair & Fast™ Loan

Vancity’s smaller-dollar, more flexible loans give consumers a more affordable alternative to payday loans and can help establish credit history.

Vancity’s investment and support for immigrants and refugees

Supporting the needs of the financially underserved, including immigrants and refugees is an important area of focus for the credit union.

Vancity's investment in sustainable seafood, fisheries & ocean health

Vancity invests in this sector to help develop a sustainable local food system, which in turn contributes to a healthier environment, improved individual health and a more resilient local economy.

Vancity's investment in financial literacy

Vancity is committed to increasing the financial literacy of its members and others in the community because having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make financial decisions greatly impacts overall well-being. Outlines the various ways Vancity invests in financial literacy

Vancity's investment in Aboriginal communities

By working in partnership with Aboriginal not-for-profit and First Nation government organizations, Vancity is creating new and sustainable solutions that address the need for additional capital and improved access to financial services to support individuals, families, businesses and help strengthen communities.

Vancity’s investment in local and organic food

Vancity invests in the local and organic food sector to help develop a sustainable local food system, which in turn contributes to a healthier environment, improved individual health and a more resilient local economy.

Vancity’s commitment to accessible and inclusive communities for persons with disabilities

Vancity provides an accessible, inclusive business environment for members and employees with disabilities, including mobility, visual and auditory impairments, medical disabilities, mental health and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

 

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