“I INVEST LOCAL. MY MONEY ISN’T IN STOCKS AND SHARES, IT’S IN PROJECTS AND PEOPLE ON VANCOUVER ISLAND.”
Be a Member
Support local investment by becoming a member of the Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative.
We are a member- driven cooperative working to create opportunities for residents of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to invest in sustainable social, economic and environmental futures for our communities. Our work is made stronger by the support and insight of our members.
The first step to becoming an investor with the Cooperative is to apply for membership. Membership in the Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative is open to all residents of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands for a one-time fee of $250, redeemable on request. The Cooperative is governed by a board elected by the membership at its AGM. The cooperative is democratically controlled by the members, with transparent decision making – this is one key difference to the stocks and shares investments that RRSPs typically rely on.
Already a member of the Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative? You can invest now and contribute to the 2019 I Invest Local Fund by purchasing investment shares in units of $250 by e-transfer, wire transfer or cheque.
Benefits of Membership
- Being part of a growing movement for “Impact” investing in local people and communities.
- Setting the priorities and direction of the Cooperative by voting in Board elections and at the Annual General Meeting.
- Access to Cooperative events on the Islands and BC-wide through our membership in the Canadian CED Network, the BC Cooperative Association and the BC Coalition for Community Impact Investing.
- Information on new sustainable enterprises and innovative initiatives, and impact investing opportunities with other ethical investment organizations.
To apply for membership, fill out and submit the online membership application below. Payment in the amount of $250 by e-transfer, wire transfer or cheque is accepted. If using e-transfer, please send to [email protected]. If paying by cheque, include a cheque from the undersigned applicant(s) in the amount of $250 made out to “Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative”. Cheques can be mailed to the registered office of the cooperative at: PO BOX 20084, SIDNEY, BC V8L 5C9.