Every First Nation family has the opportunity to have a home on their own land in a strong community.
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
Vancity is excited to be the first credit union in Canada to participate in the First Nations Market Housing Fund. This is another milestone in Vancity’s history of helping members to build financial self-sufficiency through home ownership. Vancity was the first financial institution in British Columbia to offer mortgages on the east side of Vancouver — and the first to offer mortgages to women without requiring a male co-signer.
Vancity is Canada’s largest credit union, with $14.1 billion in assets, 400,000 members, and 61 branches throughout Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria and Squamish. Vancity is guided by a commitment to corporate social responsibility and to improving the quality of life in the communities where they live and work.
“The Fund will allow Vancity to offer new financial solutions for on-reserve housing to the First Nations within our service area. We look forward to working with our local First Nations communities to make owning a home a reality for their members.”
— Shabir Amarshi, Vice President of Business Banking and the executive responsible for Vancity's work in Aboriginal communities (February 2009)
Manager, Aboriginal Banking
183 Terminal Avenue
P.O. Box 2120, Stn. Terminal