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Vancity Encourages Members to Vote in Board of Directors’ Election

Monday, April 4, 2022, Territories of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations/Vancouver B.C –Vancity credit union today launched its 2022 Board of Directors’ election, with six candidates running for four available positions.

The three candidates with the highest number of votes will serve a full three-year term. The candidate who places fourth in the election would be elected for a two-year term to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of a Board Director on April 3, 2022.

Candidates for this year’s election are:

  • Patrick Nangle (Recommended)
  • Shaji Matthew
  • Joel DeYoung (Recommended)
  • Paul Plater
  • Kristin Rivers (Recommended)
  • Rita Parikh (Recommended)

The four recommended candidates are chosen based on whether they possess the skills, attributes, and experience that will best complement and strengthen the existing Board. Each recommended candidate is also aligned with Vancity’s values, and the requirements established under the Financial Institution Commission’s Governance Guideline, Vancity Rules, and governing legislation.

Members can vote for up to four candidates. To make voting as accessible as possible, Vancity offers voting through the Vancity mobile app, online, or by mail from Monday, April 4 until 4pm on Friday, April 22.

“Vancity is owned by its members and their involvement in the election is critical to shaping the direction of our credit union,” said Anita Braha, Chair, Vancity Board of Directors. “If you want to see your values reflected in the work Vancity does, it’s important that you vote.”

Members can visit for detailed information about the candidates and the election process. Results of the election will be announced on Vancity’s website prior to its Annual General Meeting on May 10.

About Vancity

Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 550,000 member-owners and their communities, with offices and 55 branches located in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay, within the territories of the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw people. With $30.5 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. For more information, please visit

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