Partnerships

Over the years, we have built strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations who support the co-operative sector. These partner organizations provide funding, networking, education, and other resources to the sector to help it thrive.

The BC Co-operative Association (BCCA)

Vancity partners with BCCA to advance the well-being of British Columbians and their communities.

The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC)

The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) is a co-operative association made up of member housing co-ops and related organizations in British Columbia. Vancity partners with CHF BC to develop refinancing solutions for their members as well as in the development of new housing co-ops.

Radius at SFU

RADIUS is a social innovation lab and venture incubator based at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. RADIUS works to strengthen impact focused businesses and the ecosystem that supports them.

Resilient Capital Program

Vancity’s Resilient Capital Program connects financial capital with growing social enterprises. Vancity and Vancouver Foundation have partnered to create the program, which is dedicated to accelerating the growth of organizations with proven business models that add to the social, economic, and environmental well-being of their communities.

Social Change Institute (SCI)

SCI gathers seasoned and emerging leaders with thinkers and trainers from the change-making world. Designed to strengthen capacity, collaborations and success in the sector, SCI offers workshops, creative practices, dialogue circles, and community building to enhance organizational effectiveness. SCI is aimed at emerging leaders seeking practical skills and networking opportunities.

Social Venture Institute

Vancity is a founding partner and participant of the Social Venture Institute (SVI) hosted by Renewal Partners at Hollyhock on Cortes Island. SVI is an intensive, interactive event held in the fall that focuses on networking, learning and sharing. It is aimed at chief executive officers and leaders of small business and not-for-profit social enterprises.

Vancity Community Foundation

VCF is a public charity created to help gather community resources to realize the potential that exists when we invest in the vision of communities. Through the generosity of donors and the expert contributions of staff, board, and partner organizations, VCF strives to be a catalyst for transformation.