Pigeon Park Savings moving to 312 Main

June 18, 2019, Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. — Vancity has today announced plans to relocate Pigeon Park Savings from 92 East Hastings Street to Vancouver’s Centre for Social & Economic Innovation at 312 Main Street.

“We’re really pleased to have found a permanent home for Pigeon Park Savings just over a block away,” says Catherine Ludgate, Vancity senior manager of community investment. “Pigeon Park Savings provides an important service to the community and so it was a priority for us to have it stay in the neighbourhood to continue serving our members in a supportive and respectful manner.”

A new Indigenous-led affordable housing and healing centre project is being proposed for the corner of East Hastings Street and Columbia Street in Vancouver where Pigeon Park Savings has operated since opening in partnership with PHS Community Services in 2004. Pigeon Park Savings provides people living on low incomes access to basic financial services. Currently it serves approximately 4,000 members.

Vancity Community Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation associated with Vancity credit union, has been overseeing the renovation work at 312 Main for the past several years. Organizations started moving into the building in the fall of 2018.

“Pigeon Park Savings is a welcome addition to 312 Main and represents a direct connection to our mission of supporting financial resiliency in the Downtown Eastside,” says Sean Condon, managing director of 312 Main.

A newly secured lease agreement from the City of Vancouver ensures Pigeon Park Savings will be able to operate at 312 Main. The new branch will be accessed from its own ground floor entrance to the building on the Main Street side. Following the issuance of permits, construction is expected to get underway on the interior early next year with an anticipated relocation date in late spring of 2020.

About Vancity

Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 534,000 member-owners and their communities in the unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw people, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. With $27.4 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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