How we're changing banking for the better.

How we're changing
banking for the better.

A: For some financial institutions, it’s all about profit. Not us. Our goal is to use the full power of our business to build prosperity for our members and our communities. And it turns out, this local approach to banking can have a global impact.

We’re in the business of creating positive change: economic first and foremost, but also social and environmental change. We believe that by investing money, talent and connections for the benefit of businesses and causes that support social good, we can create a more equitable, sustainable and vibrant economy.

When you do things differently, others start to take notice. It’s why we were asked to share our values-based banking model with leaders from around the world.

What we're doing

  • The Global Alliance for Banking on Values
    Vancity is a member of GABV, an organization made up of the world’s leading sustainable banks from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America.
  • The Global Common Good
    As a result of our commitment to values-based banking, Vancity president and CEO Tamara Vrooman was invited to speak at a two-day conference at the Vatican.
  • Vancity Fair & Fast Loan™
    An affordable alternative to expensive payday loans, that gives our members access to cash when they need it. An idea whose time has come.

Want to learn more?

  • How co-operatives are different
    Vancity is a co-operative owned by its members and run for the benefit of its members. And that makes all the difference.
  • Our Annual Report
    Our interactive annual report reflects how we integrate social, environmental and economic factors into all aspects of our business.
  • One of Canada’s best corporate citizens
    Recently, Vancity was honoured to be recognized by Corporate Knights as #2 on their list of Canada’s Top 50 Corporate Citizens.