A Sustainable Future Looks Like


As we launch into a new year of cultivating a sustainable business community in Vancouver, I have exciting news to share with you! The Board of Change will be amalgamating with the Green Chamber of Commerce of BC and the Pacific Institute of Ecological Economics to create one unified organization under the Board of Change name.

In doing so, our combined forces with these two like-minded organizations allow us to
1. have a stronger voice
2. provide better benefits to our members and
3. enhance our portfolio of courses, events and activities. (more…)

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January 17th 2017: 10 New Economy Ideas That Will Change the World, featuring Guy Dauncey

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Our economy needs urgent transformative change to end the impulses that are creating poverty and inequality, while accelerating the climate crisis and the worldwide collapse in biodiversity. Our businesses too need deep transformative change, which has already begun.

Guy Dauncey is founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, and the author of ten books, including most recently Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible, a novel set in Vancouver in the year 2032 by when it has become one of the world’s greenest cities, with a transformed economy.

He is busy researching his next book, titled The Economics of Kindness: The Birth of a New Cooperative Economy. He is co-founder of the Victoria Car Share Cooperative, an Honorary member of the Planning Institute of BC, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

When: Tuesday January 17th 2017, 5:30 – 7:30
Where: SAP Labs Vancouver
910 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 1A9
Tickets: Click here to reserve your spot

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December 6, 2016 Board of Change Event / Making Change through Progressive Business, Art and Politics: Lawrence Paul Luxweluptun at SKWACHÀYS Lodge

Article by Bill McIntosh

It was a hauntingly beautiful evening: blending pathos, politics, art and stories into inspiration.

While a steady December wind chilled the eastern reaches of West Pender Street, it was warm and bright inside the beautiful SKWACHÀYS Lodge Aboriginal Hotel & Gallery, venue for the final Board of Change event of 2016.

David Eddy, CEO of the Vancouver Native Housing Society, welcomed the attentive crowd and treated them to the “Reader’s Digest version” of his story of the creativity, collaboration and transformation underlying the development of the Skwachàys Lodge as the 17th of VNHS’s 18 Aboriginal housing projects. Eddy described the Skwachàys social enterprise model: revenue from 18 hotel rooms and the Gallery supports the ‘shelter rate’ rent charged for 24 studio suites rented to Aboriginal artists. Stewart Anderson, Vancity’s Community Investments (Aboriginal Partnerships) Manager, elaborated on the social capital aspect of the Skwachàys story, and led guided tours of several of the hotel rooms (all stunning!). (more…)


A New Economy is a documentary about orgs striving to build a more cooperative future. Credit Unions of BC is a proud supporter of this documentary and we are thrilled with the production.

Big things happen when humanity is at the core of business. Learn more on Tuesday, November 15 at the Rio Theatre at the premiere screening of A New Economy – a film that explores what would happen if working together for the good of all was the most common business model.

Watch as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they find their place in an economy previously dominated by for-profits and big business.

  • Doors at 6:30 pm
  • Screening at 7:00 pm, discussion with the filmmakers follow
  • Tickets: $10 on Eventbrite

This screening is presented by Credit Unions of BC. We hope to see you there and thank you for your support.







Video courtesy of KCTS9


Read more about the event here.