Thursday, June 23, 2022, Traditional territory of multiple Indigenous nations, including the Haudenosaunee and the treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit/Toronto, ON — Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB) today announced the appointment of Jennifer Hutcheon as Vice President, VCIB. In this newly created role, Jennifer will join the senior leadership team of Vancity, VCIB’s parent company, and will report to Christine Bergeron, CEO of the Vancity Group.
VCIB uses the tools of finance to drive immediate and lasting social and environmental change. As Vice President, Jennifer will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategy to build upon VCIB’s growth in the areas of commercial and business banking, social purpose real estate, and climate finance.
“Jennifer not only brings extensive banking knowledge and expertise, but also a passion for impact and commitment to building a world that is clean and fair for everyone,” said Christine Bergeron, CEO of the Vancity Group, which includes VCIB. “I look forward to Jennifer growing VCIB’s reach as we finance the net-zero transition and work to create more equitable communities.”
Starting on July 18, Jennifer brings over 23 years of financial leadership experience to Vancity. Most recently, Jennifer was the Vice President, Loan Operations and Customer Relations at Infrastructure Ontario where she oversaw the loan administration, business development, and grant management activities associated with the Infrastructure Ontario loan program. Jennifer honed her lending-specific experience at Equitable Bank, Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company, and Northern Birch Credit Union.
About Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB)
VCIB is an Ontario-based, Schedule I federally chartered bank and a subsidiary of Vancity Credit Union. As the only values-based bank in Canada, VCIB provides specialized financing solutions for impactful projects like social purpose real estate and clean energy projects. For purpose-driven businesses and organizations, VCIB offers banking, investing, and financing solutions tailor-made to increase their growth and impact. VCIB is a certified B Corporation and a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values. For more information, visit vcib.ca, tweet us at @BankVancity and connect with us on LinkedIn.
Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 560,000 member-owners and their communities, with offices and 54 branches located in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay, within the territories of the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw people. With $33 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. For more information, please visit vancity.com