Coast Capital Savings Earns B.C. Top Employer Award

Canada’s largest credit union by membership takes home coveted B.C. Top Employer Award for the seventh year in a row.

Surrey, B.C. – February 8, 2022 - Coast Capital Savings has once again earned a place on the B.C. Top Employer list, 2022 – for the seventh year in a row. The annual competition, now in its 17th year, recognizes top industry leaders, within British Columbia, that offer exceptional places to work.

The coveted designation recognizes top performance across the categories of workplace atmosphere; health, financial, and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development, and community involvement. Employers are evaluated against other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. 

Coast Capital, a nearly 600,000 member-owned financial co-operative, is on a mission to improve the financial potential of every person, partner, and community it impacts. Through courage, connection, and the drive to re-imagine, it embeds social purpose into its day-to-day operations and throughout every dimension of the business — setting a robust standard for a positive employee experience, member satisfaction, and social contribution.

Coast Capital’s Chief People Officer, Ania Cox, credits the company’s win to its best in class employee experience, which centers itself on ensuring employees feel understood, autonomous, valued, cared for, and invested in. 

“At Coast, we are guided by our employee promise—five holistic principles that are integral to how we build a better future as an organization, from the inside out. We drive deeper connections, flexibility, personal growth, and holistic well-being—but most importantly, we are grounded in our purpose to make a collective impact,” said Cox. “This recognition reminds us of the incredible things we can achieve together, and as a community, when we put purpose and our people at the heart of everything that we do.”

Further deepening its commitment to building better futures together, Coast Capital encourages its people to give back to their communities through the Help Heroes employee volunteer program, which supports employees to volunteer during work hours as well as on their own time. Through the program, employees receive 10 dollars per hour of service to donate to the charitable or non-profit organization of their choice—up to 1,000 dollars a year.

“There is a grounded, balanced approach to work in general, and this is reflected in the policies of British Columbia employers,” says Kristina Leung, Senior Editor at Mediacorp. “Time is the most precious resource, and this year’s winners have made it a priority to offer flexible and generous policies that ensure employees take time for themselves and are able to pursue their interests and passions.”

A Certified B Corporation™ since 2018, Coast Capital is part of a growing movement of changemakers using business as a force for good. It invests 10% of its budgeted bottom line into its communities—totaling almost $91M since 2000.

With a long list of prestigious business accolades, Coast Capital is not only a B.C. Top Employer, but a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companiesand a Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ Hall of Fame inductee.

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About Coast Capital 

At Coast Capital, we’re not dreaming about a better future, we’re building one. We’re a member-owned financial cooperative with an 80-year legacy of unlocking financial opportunities that positively impact people and communities. It’s our belief that every Canadian deserves a financial partner who actually cares how things turn out. Driven by our social purpose, we look at everything we do through the lens of how we can help our 600,000 members, our employees and communities. A proud Certified B Corporation®, we’re part of a global movement building a more inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic system. Each year, we invest 10% of our bottom line into our communities— totaling almost $91M since 2000. We’re deeply committed to making our financial cooperative a great place to work as demonstrated by some of our accolades. Coast Capital is a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, and a B.C. Top Employer. To learn more, visit us online at coastcapitalsavings.com.

About B.C.’s Top Employers

Published annually since 2006, B.C.’s Top Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes employers in British Columbia that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers throughout the province were evaluated by the editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work 3 Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office in British Columbia; employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector. 

About Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach millions of Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including The Globe and Mail. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, one of Canada’s largest job search engines, which reaches millions of job-seekers annually and features editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The full list of B.C.’s Top Employers for 2022 was announced today in a special magazine copublished with the Vancouver Sun. Detailed reasons for selection for each of the winners, with hundreds of stories and photos, were released by the editors today and are accessible via the competition homepage: https://www.canadastop100.com/bc

Media Contact

Erin McKinley
Coast Capital Savings

604.836.6924