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Social Enterprise - Partnerships


Over the years we have built a number of strategic partnerships with selected like-minded organizations to support the social enterprise sector. Learn more about our key partnerships…

The BC Co-operative Association (BCCA) Vancity partners with BCCA to advance the well-being of British Columbians and their communities, through co-op development.

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 realise the potential that exists when we invest in the vision of communities. Vancity and VCF collaborate to support successful development of social enterprise throughout the business development continuum.