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For Immediate Release - February, 6th 2013

Vancouver, BC. For 8 consecutive years Vancity has been named one of BC’s top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The annual competition recognizes BC employers who are leaders in their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

“Our employees tell us on a regular basis they are proud to work here because of our values and the impact our credit union has on our members and the communities where they live,” says John Allen, VP Human Resources, Vancity. “It’s very important for us to provide the leadership and environment where our employees are rewarded for the great work they do and also support them to grow in their careers. We know our approach is working when we have employees who have been with us for 39 years.’’

In 2012, Vancity received 17 Awards ranging from Excellence in Corporate Responsibility to a Certified World Class Call Centre that can also be attributed to the commitment of their employees.

“Just by working at Vancity our employees are helping us to build strong healthy communities that can thrive, we recognize that our employees are our greatest asset. Their dedication and commitment to provide excellence in the delivery of their work and the expertise they provide to our members is to be commended,” says Allen.

Vancity is Canada’s largest co operative credit union, committed to putting their members first and supporting community initiatives that have social, economical and environmental benefits. Their values based sustainable banking approach is recognized worldwide as a robust and resilient model with the ability to make an impact for the long term.

About the Awards:

BC’s Top Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

About Vancity:

At Vancity we make you good money by putting money to good. Our vision of redefining wealth incorporates personal and community well-being. We have distributed $221 million to members through dividends and to communities through grants and community investment initiatives since 1994. We are a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values—a network of the world’s leading sustainable banks sharing the commitment to achieving triple-bottom-line impact through responsible banking practices. We are A Living Wage employer and Canada’s largest community credit union, with $16.1 billion in assets, more than 479,500 members and 57 branches throughout Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria and Squamish.

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