Awards & Recognition

We take pride in providing quality service to our members, being a great place to work, and working to improve our communities. Over the years, we have received a number of awards for our accomplishments. Some recent highlights are listed below:

Date: November 2018
Award: Canada's Top Employers 2019
Who: Vancity
From: Canada's Top 100 Employers
For:Vancity was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the 12th time since the competition started in 2001. Some of the reasons Vancity was chosen for 2019 include being a Living Wage employer, supporting employees with young families through generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments, and helping employees save for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and a non-matching RSP plan.

Date: October 2018
Award: Best of Vancouver 2018 – Readers' Choice
Who: Vancity
From: The Georgia Straight
For: Vancity received five wins in the Georgia Straight's annual Best of Vancouver Readers' Choice awards. Vancity was chosen as Best Financial Institution and Best Local Employer, ranked second as Best Place to get a Mortgage and Most Environmentally Responsible Company, and ranked third as Best Place to Get Financial Advice.

Date: June 2018
Award: Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada 2017
Who: Vancity
From: Corporate Knights
For: Vancity was named one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights. Organizations are measured on a suite of 12 sustainability metrics, including greenhouse gas productivity, percentage of taxes paid, health and safety performance and pension fund quality.

Date: May 2018
Award: National Credit Union Innovation Award
Who: Vancity
From: Canadian Credit Union Association
For: Vancity was awarded the Canadian Credit Union Assocation's National Credit Union Innovation Award for the digital version of its payday loan alternative, the Vancity Fair & Fast Loan™. This award honours and recognizes breakthrough solutions, which can lead, support and inspire other credit unions in the development of similar innovative solutions. Watch this video explaining why Vancity received the award.

Date: April 2018
Award: Canada's Greenest Employers
Who: Vancity
From: Canada's Top 100 Employers
For: Vancity was named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for the tenth time, with editors recognizing our recycling and composting programs, consistently high waste diversion rates and green financial products. Read more about why Vancity was selected.

Date: March 2018
Award: Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers
Who: Vancity
From: Canada's Top 100 Employers
For: Vancity was named one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers for the seventh time, with editors recognizing our flexible work and care-time policies.

Date: March 2018
Award: Canada's Best Diversity Employers
Who: Vancity
From: Canada's Top 100 Employers
For: Vancity was named one of Canada's Best Diversity employers, with editors recognizing our partnership with the Vancouver School Board to create meaningful work experience for high school students with diverse abilities as well as our job carve program. Read more about why Vancity was selected.

Date: February 2018
Award: BC's Top Employers 2018
Who: Vancity
From: Canada's Top 100 Employers
For: Vancity was named one of BC's Top Employers for the twelfth time since the competition started in 2006. This special designation recognizes BC employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work, based on criteria like physical workplace, work atmosphere, benefits, vacation, training, and community involvement. Read more about why Vancity was selected.

Date: February 2018
Award: Canada's Top Employers for Young People
Who: Vancity
From: Canada's Top 100 Employers
For: Vancity was named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for the second time, with editors recognizing how Vancity encourages ongoing employee development with generous tuition subsidies as well as a unique 'live and work' co-op training option for employees interested in visiting Bologna, Italy, where co-operatives account for one-third of the city's economic activity. Read more about why Vancity was selected.

Date: January 2018
Award: Highest Customer Service – Banking Industry
Who: Vancity
From: Service Quality Measurement (SQM)
For: For the third year in a row, Vancity’s Member Services Centre has received a Highest Customer Service – Banking Industry award from Service Quality Measurement (SQM), a leading North American customer experience research firm. The award is based on the results of post-call member surveys SQM conducted in 2017 and represents the highest first-call resolution across the entire banking sector. The team was also recognized for receiving the Highest Satisfaction with its sales approach.