Light House and Vancity announce their partnership for BizBiz BC

We have great news to share on this Earth Day!

Light House and Vancity are teaming up this April to bring BizBiz BC to even more members in the province and working on transitioning towards a circular British Columbia.

Financial institutions have a unique opportunity to champion industrial symbiosis and circular practices in their communities, and Vancity is once again taking the bold first steps in bringing a sustainable economy to our province!

Through this partnership, Vancity’s business members get exclusive  $100 gift cards on their first transactions on BizBiz BC.

BizBiz Share BC, the online resource marketplace, is the latest feature to be offered by Vancity to their business members to support the adoption of ‘lighter living’ practices.

View the press release here: Vancity-press-release

Light House and Vancity announce their partnership, offering Vancity business members additional benefits when using BizBiz BC.


Light House and Vancity are proud to announce today a partnership aimed at offering all Vancity members the benefits of the sharing economy on the BizBiz BC online resource marketplace. Vancity members now have access to a tool that brings value to their underutilized resources and have easy access to resources as needed. Members who use the platform will enjoy the following benefits:

• Reduce the risk of financing on equipment and inventories – allow pooling and sharing of resources.

• Optimize underutilized resources to generate additional income.

• Access resources as needed to avoid high value purchases for sporadic uses.

• Strengthen the relationship between Vancity member businesses through exchanging resources.

In terms of ecological impact, BizBiz BC encourages the reuse and optimization of materials and natural resources. This aligns with Vancity’s support for “lighter living” business practices (that is, a more sustainable and balanced lifestyle) as well as their commitment to a clean and fair economy. “BizBiz BC’s online platform is helping to build a circular economy in British Columbia by making it easy for businesses to connect, share resources and reduce waste. Vancity is delighted to support this type of sustainable economic development, and to invite our members to take part in this initiative with us.”, underlines Krista Loewen, Associate Community Investment at Vancity.

THE SHARING ECONOMY AT THE HEART OF THE PROJECT The sharing economy is increasingly defining the economic landscape, in all sectors. Better use of equipment, space, or inventory that is underutilized represents an opportunity for companies to collaborate and optimize their operations while minimizing their environmental impact. Vancity is supporting their business members to join BizBiz BC and benefit from the advantages of the platform.


Vancity is a financial cooperative serving its more than 543,000 members and their communities on the Salish Coast and Kwakwaka’wakw Territory, with 53 branches in Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish, and Alert Bay. With $ 28.2 billion in assets and assets under administration, Vancity is the largest credit union in Canada. It uses these assets to help improve the financial health of its members, while helping to develop socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable communities.


BizBiz BC is a Light House initiative with BizBiz Global Inc, which specializes in resource “marketplaces” for businesses. This initiative follows the launch of its first sharing platform dedicated to manufacturers, called, in Quebec. Today, BizBiz BC and BizBiz Share have more than 3,000 user companies in Quebec and British Columbia. BizBiz BC is the region’s largest resource sharing platform. BizBiz BC was born out of a business partnership between Light House Sustainability Society and BizBiz Global Inc. who have developed and commercialized several platforms for sharing inventory, space, equipment, and material waste with businesses. Light House acquired a license to operate the BizBiz platform in British Columbia.


Light House Sustainability Society is a non-profit in Vancouver, BC, operating on the territory of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. Light House works to create regenerative built environments that nurture ecological and human health. Through research, advocacy, education, and outreach, Light House’s mission-driven work advances industry knowledge, tools, and best practices that strengthen the green building sector as a whole. Light House moves the industry forward through educational programming, facilitating partnerships, conducting research, and advocacy work related to the regenerative built environment. Light House provides services including zero waste, high performance building, health and wellbeing, and circular economy solutions.

Press Contact:

Hilal Savas T : 604 779 7865

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