Community Partner Pride: Vancity
We work with a lot of excellent Community Partners who strive to make Vancouver healthier, a more vibrant place to live. Last week, our long-time partner (and credit union) Vancity introduced a program that will truly improve the lives of many Vancouverites.
The Fair & Fast Loan program offers a more affordable, accessible and realistic payday loan by greatly decreasing the amount of interest paid and allowing borrowers to establish good credit. Quoted in the Vancouver Sun, Tulia Castellanos, director of strategic community engagement, said,
“If this … is truly accessible for people, I strongly believe it that it will dramatically change how people in low income can manage their finances. It will make a big difference.”
We’re proud to stand by a Community Partner that has social justice and financial inclusion as part of its core values and would like to salute Vancity for going the extra mile for all Vancouverites – cheers!