The Vancity difference

We're basically made up of a big group of people who actually love what we do.

From the people we employ to the philosophies we embody, one thing is clear: there's a Vancity difference. And it's a difference that lives in the details.

Details like our commitment to a triple bottom line of 'people-planet-profit', and not 'profit-profit-profit'.

Details like these:

  • our commitment to supporting members and the community through SharedSuccess.
  • our commitment to Socially Responsible Investing options.
  • our commitment to hiring people who genuinely love what they do, and are stellar at it.

Regardless of where in the investment game you sit – be it just starting out, entering retirement, receiving an inheritance, or having sold your business or home – when you invest with Vancity, you're not left to figure it out on your own. Instead, you prosper from the skilled guidance of top-accredited, highly-motivated go-getters; industry professionals who take a holistic approach to financial planning.

Our Good Money™ plan helps to align your dreams with personalized financial advice that will help turn your dreams into reality. In other words, your financial well-being is their everything. And that's the Vancity difference.

We've got a bit of a thing for blazing trails

  • 1967: First in Canada to offer a daily interest account.
  • 1980: First among our competitors to offer term deposits with a $100 minimum.
  • 1986: First in Canada to offer a socially responsible mutual fund – the Ethical Growth Fund.
  • 1989: Vancity establishes the Vancity Community Foundation - the first public charitable foundation associated with a financial institution in Canada.
  • 1998: First in Canada to offer a Registered Education Savings Plan.
  • 2007: Created our own Socially Responsible mutual funds, Vancity Circadian Funds.
  • 2009: Partner with IA Clarington to bring socially responsible investments to a much wider marketplace. (read more)