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Vancity encourages members to vote in board of directors’ election

April 3, 2018, Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. –– Vancity credit union today launched its 2018 Board of Directors’ election, with nine members running for three available positions.

Candidates (as they appear on for this year’s election are:

  • Bill Chan (recommended)
  • Michael Kouznetsoff
  • Gary Bizzo
  • Gene Blishen (recommended)
  • Valentine Wu
  • Jan O’Brien (recommended)
  • Jacques Khouri (recommended)
  • Teresa Conway (recommended)
  • Troy Machan

The board of directors determines how Vancity is managed, sets the strategic vision and decides how profits are shared with members and the community.

Members can vote for up to three candidates. To make voting as accessible as possible, Vancity offers voting through the Vancity mobile app, online, or by mail from Tuesday, April 3 until Friday, April 20. And in-branch voting available at all Vancity branches from Tuesday, April 10 to Saturday, April 14.

All eligible Vancity members will receive information about the election by mail. They can also visit for detailed information about the candidates and the election process. Results of the election will be announced prior to Vancity’s Annual General Meeting on May 8.


“Vancity is owned and led by its members. If you want to see your values reflected in the work Vancity does, it’s important that you vote.Anita Braha, Chair, Vancity Board of Directors

About Vancity

Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 525,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. With $26.4 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

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For more information:

Brent Shearer | Vancity
T: 778-837-0394


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