2019 Canadian Champion Award Honouree:
President & CEO
Vancity Credit Union
As head of the largest credit union in the country, Tamara Vrooman has led Vancity to international recognition for its values-based banking model. Vancity, an organization with deep roots in the community, has been providing free financial literacy classes for clients at Together We Can for a number of years; through these initiatives, many of our clients have been able to get back on their feet, save for retirement, and learn to manage their own finances. Vancity is carbon-neutral and was named Canada’s Best Corporate Citizen by Corporate Knights in both 2016 and 2017. Tamara is a champion for women, families and children, and lends her voice to causes like equality, empowerment and inclusion. We applaud her continued work and vision for Canada.