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Media Releases 2018
Media Releases 2017
Media Releases 2016
December 21, 2016 Report: Affordability drives downward trend in charitable giving
November 29, 2016 Local sustainable food system gets a $1.25-million boost
November 3, 2016 Report: B.C.’s second-hand economy rings up $1 billion in sales annually
September 29, 2016 Report: Millennials home longer, more frugal compared to Gen X
July 20, 2016 Report: B.C. bucking the trend on global bee shortage
July 7, 2016 Report: Renting unaffordable for many in Metro Vancouver
May 16, 2016 Millennials not giving up on Metro Vancouver
May 11, 2016 Report: Vancouver millennials have the least purchasing power in Canada
April 25, 2016 Weiler, Sharma and Parikh elected to Vancity's Board of Directors
April 13, 2016 Vancity branches to sponsor free shred-a-thon
April 7, 2016 Work inclusion program employs people with disabilities
March 29, 2016 Report: Rising agricultural land prices threaten regional food security
March 29, 2016 Vancity introduces mobile voting to boost turnout in board election
March 16, 2016 British Columbians may be relying on luck to retire
March 11, 2016 Vancity commits to meaningful Reconciliation
March 11, 2016 Joint Declaration on Reconciliation
March 3, 2016 Vancity posts strong 2015 results and boosts membership
February 29, 2016 Millennials expecting inheritance windfall may be disappointed
February 26, 2016 Family and friends rank top of the list as business partners
February 22, 2016 Long-term vision needed to address changing B.C. economy
February 11, 2016 Succession planning not a priority for most small business owners
February 9, 2016 20% of B.C. love birds have hidden money from their partner
February 1, 2016 Sustainable food system gets a boost with $700,000 in grants
January 28, 2016 Payday loan usage jumps nearly 60% in B.C.
Media Releases 2015
December 14, 2015 Holiday shoppers set to spend again despite last year’s overspending regrets
December 2, 2015 Report: B.C. bound Syrian refugees to boost local economy
November 25, 2015 Report: Local shops predicted to lose $1.6 billion in retail sales to e-stores
November 18, 2015 Survey: Only one-third of British Columbians would pay off debt, given the chance
October 26, 2015 Cash crunch: small business owners struggle to maintain adequate cash flow
September 17, 2015 Report: Rising prices trap Metro Vancouver families in starter homes
August 14, 2015 B.C. families leave billions in RESP grants on the table
August 14, 2015 B.C. families leave billions in RESP grants on the table
July 28, 2015 Report: High costs and bureaucracy threaten local food trucks
July 6, 2015 Report: Sockeye salmon prices forecasted to skyrocket
May 21, 2015 Report: Surrey tops small business friendliness rankings
June 9, 2015 Report: Housing crisis could trigger labour crisis as Millennials leave region
April 28, 2015 Vancity announces 2015 Board election results
March 31, 2015 Vancity encourages members to vote in board election
March 25, 2015 Report: Metro Vancouverites priced out of their own backyard by 2030
March 5, 2015 Values-based banking helps Vancity post strong 2014 results
February 26, 2015 First-of-kind initiative delivers banking to Cormorant Island
February 13, 2015 Report: People in Vancouver and Victoria will need to work longer to retire
February 5, 2015 New Vancity business plan reinforces goal of building healthy communities
February 5, 2015 Think twice if Cupid starts asking for money
January 16, 2015 Vancity offers relief plan for laid-off workers
January 8, 2015 Most not convinced financial institutions have their interests at heart
Media Releases 2014
December 21, 2016 Report: Affordability drives downward trend in charitable giving
December 17, 2014 Seven New Year's resolutions to make your finances less daunting
December 4, 2014 ‘Tis the season for friends, family and fraudsters
November 24, 2014 Report: Black Friday trend driven in part by white lies
November 17, 2014 New Rental Housing Index shows Crisis Level of Spending in British Columbia
November 13, 2014 Report: Almost half of seniors in region victims of financial abuse
October 17, 2014 Poll: Retirement, job happiness, space sacrificed to live in “paradise”
October 15, 2014 First of its kind transportation co-op launched in Langley
October 10, 2014 Report: B.C. facing massive price spikes for fruits and vegetables
July 29, 2014 New initiative aims to achieve nothing:
Vancity sponsors zero-waste events to keep garbage out of landfills
June 24, 2014 POLL: Two-thirds of payday loan users trapped in cycle of debt
June 9, 2014 Vancity earns spot on latest corporate social responsibility list by Maclean's
June 4, 2014 Values-based banking model earns Vancity a place among
Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens
May 22, 2014 Poll: majority of drivers would green their commute if employer provided incentives
May 21, 2014 Vancity announces board chair and vice-chair for 2014-2015 term
May 7, 2014 Joint statement by Vancity Chair and Vancity President and CEO on national credit union legislation
May 2, 2014 Three directors elected to Vancity board
April 1, 2014 New Vancity mortgage provides one-of-its-kind-in-the-West alternative
March 31, 2014 Vancity announces candidates for 2014 board of directors election
Vancity releases business plan focused on real economy and building healthy communities
March 5, 2014 Values-based banking delivers strong financial results
Media Releases 2013
December 3 Vancity supports federal regulations for prepaid cards
September 22 Vancity announces additional $250,000 to Reconciliation Canada
August 27 Vancity “Walks the Talk” earning top honours for the BCAMA 2013 Marketer of the Year
August 7 Vancity grants $1 million to help build a sustainable local food system
July 17 $13.5M Resilient Capital Program recognized as a model for addressing social and economic challenges
June 28 B.C. credit unions rally financial support for Alberta flood relief and rebuilding efforts
June 25 Vancity announces board chair and vice chair for 2013 – 2014 term
June 20 Vancity provides $1 million to help build the world’s first fully-integrated refugee centre
June 19 Vancity appoints new Chief Financial Officer
June 18 Vancity reaches milestones as a living wage employer
June 8 Vancity ranked as one of Canada’s top corporate citizens
May 7 Vancity’s values-based business model receives national awards
May 3 Vancity announces 2013 Board of Directors election results
May 2 Vancity Contributes $100,000 to David Foster Way
April 30 Vancity mortgage offer helps its members partner in the fight against climate change
April 2 Vancity announces candidates for 2013 board of directors’ election
March 6 Values-based banking proves thriving business and growth model for Vancity
February 5 Op Editorial: Vancity responds to the Federal Governments move to forge a new partnership
January 15 Vancity provides $1.5 million to support the development of a centre for social innovation and inclusion in honour of the legacy left by City Councillor and social activist, Jim Green
Media Releases 2012
November 26 VPL and Vancity partner to offer free financial literacy workshops at VPL locations around the city
November 21 Vancity grants half a million dollars to Reconciliation Canada and convenes a Partners Table in support of Aboriginal Communities and the reconciliation process
November 14 Vancity redesigns branches to be living labs
November 1 $450,000 Funding will Expand Single Mothers’ Support Program to Five New Communities
October 18 Vancity recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers - Employee and values-based banking business model proves to be great combo for success
August 22 Enbridge Holdings Divested From IA Clarington Inhance SRI Funds
August 13 Vancity offers free service for sending money to families and friends in the Philippines during flood crisis
August 13 Vancity enviro ™ Visa provides $1 million to help build a sustainable local food system
June 18 enviroFund™ Putting Money To Good With A $250,000 Boost To Farmers’ Markets Throughout The Region
June 8 Vancity ranked as one of Canada’s top corporate citizens
June 7 Vancity Reaches Out-Of-Court Class Action Settlement to Compensate Members for Certain Overdraft Fees
June 4 Vancity Board of Directors re-elect Board Chair and Vice Chair
May 22 Organizations in B.C. receive funding for green building initiatives that reduce environmental impact
May 10 Vancity statement about Enbridge and our mutual fund investments
May 8 Vancity delivers second fully integrated annual report: Financial and accountability results told with stories about members
May 4 Vancity Members Elect Three Directors to Join the Board of Canada’s Largest Credit Union
April 26 Vancity awards funds to innovative students and graduates who developed a business that makes social and environmental impacts in British Columbia
April 17 Venture Challenge Competition announces Top 10 student/graduate finalists who are building businesses that create positive change
April 3 Vancity Announces 2012 Board of Directors Election Candidates
March 5 Vancity achieves $131M in earnings and all-time net earnings record in 2011
Media Releases 2011
Media Releases 2010
Media Releases 2009
December 21 Dockside Green developer going global; Vancity assumes 100 per cent ownership of Victoria harbourfront development
December 7 IA Clarington and Vancity complete Inhance transaction and begin long-term strategic relationship
December 3 Vancity takes top award for socially responsible investment fund at prestigious industry gala
October 1 Industrial Alliance to Enter Socially Responsible Investing Marketplace
September 4 Vancity offers close to $400,000 in grants - Local groups urged to apply by September 14
September 4 DBRS Confirms Vancity’s Short-term Rating at R-1 (low)
September 1 The Co-operators and Vancity complete Vancity Insurance Services Ltd. transaction
August 5 Vancity shifts Citizens Bank focus to Visa card services and foreign exchange
July 21 Vancity to sell general insurance operation to The Co-operators.
July 7 Dockside Green celebrates being selected as a model 'Climate Positive Development' by the Clinton Climate Initiative and opens their onsite Biomass Heat Generation Plant
June 16 Vancity community grants worth $326,450 support 38 local organizations
June 11 Vancity goes wild on Vancouver Island: $10,000 grant awarded for Buy BCwild initiative
May 4 Vancity announces board chair and vice chair for 2009 - 2010 term
April 9 Vancity announces 2009 Board election results
March 24 Inhance Investment Management Inc. releases analysis of its top-rated socially responsible investment fund
February 12 Vancity profits up nearly 50 per cent
February 9 Vancity gives green thumbs up to local environmental initiatives
February 5 First Nations Market Housing Fund announces milestone
February 5 BC Poverty Reduction Committee Announced
February 3 Vancity announces latest annual community project grants of $75,000 on Vancouver Island
January 26 Vancity funding helps low-income earners gain skills to weather challenging economic conditions
Media Releases 2008
Media Releases 2007
Media Releases 2006
Media Releases 2005
December 21 Applications now being accepted for 2006 $1-million Vancity Award – earlier deadline of January this year
December 14 Vancity awards record number of environmental grants
December 13 Young British Columbians hoping for a "green" Christmas, poll finds
November 23 Mentoring program for at-risk kids wins $1-million award
November 15 First prepaid VISA® gift cards introduced in Canada
November 10 Vancity partners with local community groups and businesses to collect thousands of holiday gifts for needy Surrey children
November 7 Squamish Credit Union members say YES to merger with Vancity
November 3 Vancity taps international markets with syndicated deposit
October 26 Vancity makes multiple "top employer" lists
October 25 Microsoft Canada announces relationship with vancity to provide cutting-edge security information to help fight fraud
October 20 UN International Year of Microcredit marked by launch of program to help new immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs overcome barriers
September 29 Vancity and Citizens Bank CEOs deal with greenhouse gas problems by going carbon neutral
September 22 Funds available for environmental building projects
September 7 Curtain rises on Vancity Theatre
August 31 “Keep Sweet: Children of Polygamy” wins 2005 Vancity Book Prize
August 12 Vancity "campout" celebrates credit union's move into Pitt Meadows
August 11 BC non-profits compete for largest corporate gift of its kind in Canada
June 23 Vancity partners with two organizations to support long-term reconstruction efforts in tsunami-affect areas of Southeast Asia
June 10 Vancity’s CEO named IABC/BC’s Communicator of the Year
June 8 Village Credit Union members give unanimous thumbs up to merger with Vancity
May 11 Vancity wins “Marketer of the Year” award for turning respect into revenue
April 7 Vancity first financial institution to win prestigious North American award for sustainability reporting
March 30 Vancity and Squamish talk merger – with a twist
March 18 Vancity announces board election results
March 17 Vancity to fund a non-profit’s $1-million dream
March 1 Vancity and Village Credit Union talk merger
February 17 Vancity Credit Union reports another successful year
January 11 Vancity and Real Estate Foundation award first ever Green Building Grants
Media Releases 2004
December 31 Vancity Donates $25,000 to Oxfam Canada for Tsunami Relief and Pledges $75,000 to Match Member Donations
December 16 Vancity Enterprises and Windmill Developments win multi-million-dollar bid to turn Victoria contaminated land into extreme green community
December 16 Vancity doubles its environmental grants
December 15 Vancity Credit Union first to eliminate fees for online and phone banking
December 6 Ethical Canadian Dividend Fund wins Imagine Socially Responsible Investment Award
December 3 Vancity Credit Union's first commercial paper issuance raises $200 million in 24 hours
November 26 Vancity to refund fees to members
November 25 Vancity offers best online broker in Canada
November 24 Surrey non-profit receives $1-million Award to build drug and alcohol addiction services centre
November 18 Vancity Credit Union first to offer specialized financing for energy efficient home renovations
November 16 Vancity partnership with BCSA
November 1 Vancity first member-owned Credit Union to be a publicly rated financial institution
November 1 Vancity Angel Tree Programs collect for needy children
October 20 Vancity named among North America's top 10 psychologically healthy workplaces
October 4 Vancity Credit Union named best employer in Canada
September 29 New Executive for Vancity Community Foundation
September 27 Save-On-Foods and Vancity Credit Union Join Forces to offer MORE benefits to BC Customers
September 27 Imagine Announces 2004 New Spirit of Community Partnership Awards
September 26 “Missing Women” tragedy hits home for winning BC novelist
August 19 Global Leader in Corporate Transparency Releases New Report
August 17 BC non-profits compete for $1-Million grant
July 28 Vancity increases funding for environmental projects
July 20 Vancity hires new ad agency
June 2 Vancity and Real Estate Foundation launch Green Building Grant Program
May 19 Vancity relocates South Surrey/White Rock branch to high profile location
May 12 New Board Chair for Vancity Credit Union
April 27 Vancity position on overdraft charge lawsuit
April 21 City of Surrey Partners with Vancity for Environmental Extravaganza
March 24 Vancity Announces Board Election Results
March 11 Vancity now accepting applications for $1-Million Award
February 12 Vancity reports record year
Media Releases 2003
December 22 Vancity receives innovation award
December 10 SSFS Receives $40,000 from Vancity
November 20 Downtown Eastside drop-in centre for sex trade workers gets $1 million from Vancity Credit Union
November 19 Vancity takes leadership role in addressing BC's work-life balance issues identified in report
November 6 Vancity Angels make Christmas special for needy children in the Tri-Cities
November 6 Vancity Angels make Christmas special for needy Surrey kids
November 6 Vancity Angels make Christmas special for Langley's needy women and children
November 6 Vancity Angels make Christmas special for needy children in Abbotsford
October 30 Vancity parties in Victoria
October 16 Vancity Credit Union opens West End Branch
October 8 "Missing women" tragedy inspires winning novel for BC author
September 30 Expanded Vancity Victoria Branch Now Open at High Profile Corner
September 25 Vancity Celebrates Community and Business Partnership with opening of Dr. Peter Centre
September 3 Vancity Debuts as Vancouver International Film Festival Sponsor
September 3 Voting Underway for $1-Million Community Project
August 20 Vancity sponsors TransLink's U-Pass program
August 7 Vancity $1-Million Award Finalists Named
July 22 Vancity Offers Grant Money for Environmental Groups
June 10 Vancouver International Film Festival and Vancity Announce Film Centre Theatre Sponsorship
March 26 Vancity Announces Board Election Results
March 25 Vancity Credit Union Shares Record Profits with Region
March 10 $1 Million Available to Non-Profits Through Vancity Award
February 13 Vancity Reports Record Earnings and Membership Growth
February 10 Vancity Opening 'Green' North Shore Branch This Spring
January 15 Vancity Beats Out Big Banks for Top Spot in Customer Service in BC
2003 Vancity in the News
October 16 Vancity named one of the top 100 employers in Canada
June 30 Vancity Officially Opens Lynn Creek Community Branch in North Vancouver
Media Releases 2002
Media Releases 2001
November 15 Lower Mainland Greenway Project First Recipient of $1-Million Vancity Award
November 7 Local Financial Institutions Launch New Web Sites Under Joint Venture
October 23 Langara College awarded $20,000 from Vancity EnviroFund
October 18 The New Lending Program to Improve Environment and Create Jobs
October 17 The Galiano Island Environmental Education Project Wins Award
October 17 The Surrey Water Quality Project Receives Environmental Award
October 17 The North Shore Industrial Waste Clean Up Project Receives Award
October 17 The Maple Ridge Watershed Project Receives Environmental Award
September 18 The Word On The Street Festival introduces new Multi-lingual venue
September 12 Wild West Women Lassos Vancity Book Prize
September 4 Million-Dollar Decision for 271,000 Vancity Credit Union Members
August 14 New Small Business Conservation Finance Program to Improve Access to Debt Capital
August 8 Vancity $1-Million Award Finalists Named
July 12 Vancity Opens Fundraising Account for Langley Fire Victims
July 4 Vancity Insurance Website Sells Coverage Over the Net
June 11 Vancity's and Surrey Metro Savings' IT Groups Join Forces
June 4 Vancity Faces Off Against Mountain Equipment Co-op in "Eco-Commuter Challenge" for Clean Air
May 25 Vancity Moves Branch to Convenient Brentwood Area
May 14 Vancity wins Volunteer Vancouver "Caring Companies" award
April 6 Vancity Announces 2001 Board of Directors Election Results
March 30 Ethics in Action Awards 2001 Nomination Process launched in BC
March 20 Vancity Award To Invest $1 Million Annually In Community
March 7 New Small Business Program Enables Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
March 1 Vancity Awarded for Decreasing Greenhouse Gases
February 15 Vancity Assists in Fundraising for Indian Earthquake Relief Effort
February 5 Covenant House Chosen to Assume Operation of Vancity Place for Youth
February 5 Vancity Assets Grow 7.5 Percent
January 30 Vancity and Real Assets Announce Partnership
January 25 Red Cross Accepting Donations for Central American Earthquake Relief
January 8 Vancity & Evergreen Team Up to Grant B.C. Schools $12,000 for School Ground Naturalization
Media Releases 2000
December 4 Vancity EnviroFund Grant Supports Marine Ecosystem Project in Indian Arm
November 21 Vancity Continues to Provide Leadership in Corporate Accountability
November 21 Province of B.C. is Returning Unclaimed Money
October 25 Vancity and CareNet Team to Help Non-Profit Agencies
October 5 Vancity EnviroFund Grants Support Local Environmental Solutions
October 5 Vancity Enterprises helps to Bring New Affordable Housing Units to Burnaby
October 3 Vancity Wired About New Online Brokerage
September 11 Buffalo Jump - A Women's Travels Wins 2000 Vancity Book Prize
August 21 Vancity Staff Fundraiser Supports Awareness and Action on Child Poverty
August 4 Vancity Student Awards Recognize Academic Excellence
July 25 Vancity Offers Loan Interest Rebates For Shoreline Restoration
July 4 No Mortgage Payments for Five Months With Vancity's New - Free For 5 - Mortgage
June 26 WD/Vancity Partnership Addresses Increased Demand For Small - Business Growth Financing
June 19 Something New is Brewing at Vancity
June 15 New Vancity Deposit Invests in International Development
May 31 Vancity's Stan Parsons Memorial Scholarship Goes to Outstanding Burnaby Student
May 25 Vancity Environmental Awards Recognize Contributions of Youth and Teachers
May 19 Kudos are Handed Out to Vancity Employees
April 13 Vancity Shares 29 Per Cent of Net Profits with Members and Community
April 10 Announcing a valuable partnership between Vancity and the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN)
April 9 Vancouver Peretz Institute and Vancity Enterprises partner to create new harmonious development
April 6 Vancity Receives National Recognition for Community Economic Development Initiatives
March 23 2000 Board of Directors Election Results
February 23 Vancity Appoints New CEO
February 2 Vancity Assets Grow 8% to $6.4 Billion
January 26 Vancity Savings Credit Union/ORCATEC Alliance