As a values-based financial co-operative, Vancity is committed to transforming how banking is done so we can help our members and their local communities thrive financially, socially and environmentally.
We aren’t doing this alone. Our members are as much a part of this as we are. With members’ deposits, we can place the right tools in the hands of individuals and organizations working to make our world a better place.
We return 30 per cent of our net income to members and communities. In 2015, we helped 14,688 people improve their financial literacy, provided 6,150 people with access to basic banking services, and funded 1,042 units of affordable housing.
We’re part of a global values-based banking™ movement backed by 30 financial institutions in 25 countries, across 6 continents serving 20 million clients through 30,000 employees.
We multiply the power of members’ deposits by lending to and investing in local businesses, organizations and initiatives that create positive economic, social and environmental impact.
As part of our commitment to build our members’ wealth and well-being we’ve developed a number of financial education initiatives for individuals, businesses and organizations.
Ethical Principles guide our choice of business relationships and help us develop opportunities with organizations taking steps to improve their social, ethical, and environmental performance.
We are the largest private-sector organization in Canada to support the Living Wage—a higher standard that reflects the real cost of living in the Metro Vancouver area.
More and more people want to build their personal wealth by investing in companies that seek to make a positive difference in the world. It is called Socially Responsible Investing and we offer it to members.
Our Statement of Values and Commitments sets out our mission, purpose, values and six commitments that guide our approach to doing business.