Giving Back to Our Communities

Our values are more than just words, they are a way of life, and the principles that guide our business actions extend to our local communities. BCI is committed to corporate social responsibility, and proudly celebrates the long history of support our people have shown for community and philanthropic initiatives.

As BCI continues to grow and evolve, we are strengthening our approach to community engagement. Inspired by our people and their commitment to giving back, we have focused our time and resources on the areas that matter most to our employees, and align to our corporate values.

Where We Focus

Community Resilience

We help to create strong, healthy communities for all where we live and work through a wide range of causes and organizations our employees care about.

Financial Literacy

We support access to education that empowers youth and adults to build foundational financial skills, as well as gain exposure to the possibilities of a career in finance.

EDI in our Industry

We champion initiatives, programs, and opportunities that accelerate collective action to address the existence of systemic racism, inequalities, and discrimination in our industry.

Initiatives from our Portfolio

As an active, global investor, we support our portfolio companies in their commitments to making a difference in their local communities, in British Columbia and around the world.

BCI in the Community

Our commitment manifests in many ways — from each employee receiving paid time off each year to volunteer for an organization of their choice, to grassroots employee-led committees, and corporate fundraising initiatives.

Our Employees Giving Back

Many of our community activities are grassroots. We are fortunate to have employees who give their time and talent to organize opportunities to give back across the corporation. BCI has two employee-led internal committees focused on community resilience and financial literacy.


Financial Literacy Committee

Since 2014, more than 80 employees from across BCI have volunteered their time to deliver over 160 programs with JA British Columbia (JABC), reaching an estimated 4,500 students ranging from grade four to 12. In 2019, members of BCI’s public markets department established an internal financial literacy committee to develop a deeper partnership with JABC and to continue to expand BCI’s work in furthering financial literacy. The employee-led committee has since grown to include members and volunteers from across BCI.

BCI is a major sponsor of JABC’s More Than Money program – a student-centric offering for grade four and five students focused on money management, personal banking, earning income, business planning, and responsible use of credit.


United Way Campaign Committee

Since 2000, BCI employees have organized an annual giving campaign to increase awareness of the needs in our community and raise funds for the United Way of Southern Vancouver Island. Together, BCI employees have contributed more than $1.2 million providing support to those facing mental health challenges and addictions, reducing food insecurity for families, connecting isolated seniors to meals and companionship and to create inclusive and equitable communities where our employees call home.

BCI was recognized with the Naden Band Spirit of Excellence Award for our employees’ longstanding commitment.