Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. As a values-based financial cooperative it serves the needs of more than 523,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories. There are 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay.
It has $25.6 billion in assets plus assets under administration, which it uses to help improve the financial well-being of its members and simultaneously develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Vancity is part of the Global Values-based banking movement backed by 30 financial institutions in 25 countries, across 6 continents serving 20 million clients through 30,000 employees.
Vancity's New Business Toolkit
A number of online tools and resources to help you advance a social enterprise or social purpose real estate initiative.Learn More
Vancity Are You Ready to Start a Business?
This presentation is designed to help you learn about the business landscape in B.C.; review what influences lasting success; discover if you're ready to weather the risks to reap the potential rewards.Learn More
With our values-based partners, we've put together some recommendations, tips and resources to help you grow your business in our local economy.Learn More
Vancity's basic business planning form
A form and accompanying guide to help you think through the elements of a good business plan. Providing resources including links, a sales forecast and a cash-flow forecast tutorial.Learn More
Vancity's basic guide to business planning
Compiled by Vancity’s microfinance team, this guide offers information to provide a general overview of what Vancity’s microfinance team looks for in business plans that they receive.Learn More
Vancity Ten Things a Lender Looks for in a Business Plan
Is your plan on the right track? Lenders are most likely to approve financing when your plan: Defines potential risks; Highlights your managerial skills; Includes clear financial projections.Learn More
Vancity Getting Inside a Lender's Head
A four-part Vancity video series for entrepreneurs who are considering seking a small buisness loan.Learn More
Vancity Each One, Grow One
Business skills for smart start-ups. If you’re a new entrepreneur, Vancity’s Each One, Grow One seminars will give you the information and tools you need to help make your young business flourish.Learn More
Vancity Small Business Loans
Vancity offers two type of microloans: Peerloans and Microloans. Peerloans have a limit of $10,000 and Microloans may go up to $75,000. Microloans are directed at those who do not qualify or do not need a conventional loan. Instead of credit history they look at ambition, character and determination.Learn More
Vancity Microloans for Green Businesses
Microloans for start-up entrepreneurs developing green businesses or working on green technologies to be launched.Learn More
Vancity Community Foundation
VCF buildS healthy communities, where cooperative principles and practices are flourishing and social justice and environmental sustainability are enhanced, by providing financial support to social enterprises, supporting community organisations and investing in impact real estate initiatives.Learn More
The Vancity enviroFund program was created as a way to support innovative solutions that will advance Vancity’s vision to positively impact the environmental well-being of our members and their communities. Their goal is to create reciprocal partnerships that will further our vision of Redefining Wealth by supporting and advancing environmental sustainability. Criteria: https://www.vancity.com/AboutVancity/InvestingInCommunities/Grants/enviroFund/GuidelinesandApplicationProcess/. Criteria: GuidelinesLearn More