Credit Union Visits

Registration for Credit Union Visits is available during the conference registration process.

: Wednesday, 26 July
Cost: US $50.00 per person
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
Meet at 12:30 pm for a 12:45 pm departure
Transportation: Transportation will be provided from the Vancouver Convention Center to each credit union. Buses will depart the convention center at 12:45 pm and will return between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

BlueShore Financial

BlueShore Financial is a boutique financial institution providing a full range of personal and business banking, wealth management, insurance and commercial lending solutions.

With a branch network located across the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky Corridor, BlueShore Financial helps clients achieve financial wellness® through personalized solutions and expert advice, delivered in a unique Financial Spa® branch environment. BlueShore Financial manages over $6.9 billion in Assets Under Administration, and is consistently ranked among the top 10 financial planning firms in Metro Vancouver.

Inspired by the West Coast elements, BlueShore’s Financial Spas are thoughtfully designed to create an environment that calms and relaxes yet sets the stage for a productive and engaging financial discussion. Learn more at

The tour will take place at BlueShore Financial’s unique head office and Lonsdale Financial Spa branch, both located in North Vancouver.

Coast Capital

At Coast Capital, we’re not dreaming about a better future, we’re building one. With more than 592,000 members, we’re Canada’s largest credit union by membership and British Columbia’s first federal credit union.

For over 80 years, we’ve been a trusted financial partner for our members. We offer personal and business banking and investment services across Canada digitally, by phone and through our 48 branches in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Okanagan regions of British Columbia.

We believe every Canadian deserves a financial partner who cares how things turn out. With our 80-year legacy of unlocking financial opportunities, we provide trusted and personalized advice along with a broad suite of banking products and financial services that enable our members to save, spend and invest with confidence at every stage in life.

First West Credit Union

First West Credit Union (First West) is one of Canada’s five largest credit unions with total assets and assets under management of $15.5 billion and more than 250,000 members. Our core business is traditional banking, the provision of personal and business daily banking services. Though First West was formed in 2010, our roots date back to 1946. Today we have the largest geographic reach of any credit union in the province with 46 credit union branches throughout B.C. We are headquartered in the Vancouver suburb of Langley and have regional administration centres in Duncan and Victoria on Vancouver Island and in Penticton and Kelowna in B.C.’s Southern Interior.

Led by Chief Executive Officer Launi Skinner, the Credit Union has experienced considerable growth by marketing our products and services through four locally known and trusted divisions:

• Island Savings (Vancouver Island and Gulf Island communities)
• Envision Financial (Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and North Coast communities)
• Valley First (Southern Interior communities)
• Enderby & District Financial (North Okanagan communities)

Gulf & Fraser

Gulf & Fraser proudly provides our credit union members with a full range of personal and business banking, investment, and insurance solutions. For over 80 years we have been committed to empowering our communities through local collaboration, financial wellness education, and reliable advice and service.

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Khalsa Credit Union

Khalsa Credit Union is a close Bond credit union which was founded in 1986 by 51 Sikh faith individuals. It provides financial services to its members and have six branches, 3 branches are located in Surrey, one in Abbotsford, one in Vancouver and one in Victoria. Currently, it has total 21,070 members and assets of $668 million.

Prospera Credit Union

Local banking means investing in Local Good.

Built-on over 75 years as a BC credit union, Prospera Credit Union* is a community-based, purpose-driven organization that offers a full range of financial products and services. Prospera is British Columbia’s third-largest credit union, with $9 billion in assets and 120,000 members. With 26 branches, Prospera is proud to serve communities from Vancouver, through the Fraser Valley, and to the Okanagan. It’s our vision to help build thriving local enterprises, financially empowered people, and vibrant healthy communities.

To learn more about Prospera Credit Union, visit

*On January 1st, 2020 Westminster Savings and Prospera Credit Union came together in the largest credit union merger in Canadian history.  Today, we are completing our integration efforts and  focused on our digital transformation in order to serve our members better.

Sharons Credit Union

An open bond credit union but mainly serving Korean-
Canadian communities in BC with full financial products
and services through 5 branch locations and 1 insurance
office. Born in 1988 as the last credit union incorporated in
BC and grown to $560 million assets and 15,000 members.

Vancity Credit Union

Vancity was founded in 1946 to be a different financial institution; one that is member-owned and values driven. Since then, we’ve continued to serve the evolving financial needs of our members, extending financial services to people from all walks of life.

At the same time, we use financial tools and community partnerships to address the systemic challenges they face (such as the climate crisis, housing affordability, Reconciliation and inequality) and advance the well-being of their communities. Our vision is a transformed economy that protects the earth and guaranteed equity for all.

Today, we serve the needs of more than 560,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka'wakw territories, with 55 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. With $33 billion in assets plus assets under administration, we are Canada’s largest community credit union.