For Immediate Release
October 1, 2021

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is pleased to welcome RBC, Canada’s biggest bank, into the circle of Pillar Partners.

“Pillar Partners are an integral part of our work at the Board of Trade,” said Brent Cameron, Chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. “We have long enjoyed a strong relationship with RBC, and this new partnership agreement is indicative of their exceptional commitment to supporting local businesses and growing our regional economy.”

“We are very excited to announce this new Pillar Partnership agreement with RBC,” said Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. “RBC has consistently put priorities like diversity and inclusion at the core of their business and demonstrated their dedication to ensuring a sustainable future for our region.”

RBC joins existing Pillar Partners TELUS, CN, the Vancouver Airport Authority, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Air Canada. Pillar Partnerships span multiple years and are uniquely tailored to each individual organization.

“On behalf of our more than 7,000 employees in British Columbia, I am thrilled that RBC is joining the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) as a Pillar Partner,” said Martin Thibodeau, Regional President, BC – RBC. “RBC’s proud history supporting the GVBOT spans more than 30 years, and today’s announcement marks the next bold step in the evolution of our longstanding relationship. Helping businesses thrive, driving community prosperity and moving the needle of Diversity & Inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do as an organization, and I could not be more excited to work hand-in-hand with existing Pillar Partners to build a brighter future for our regional economy.”

More information on the Board of Trade’s Pillar Partners can be found at boardoftrade.com/pillarpartners.  



About the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade:

Since its inception in 1887, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has been recognized as Pacific Canada’s leading business association, engaging members to impact public policy at all levels of government and to succeed and prosper in the global economy. With a Membership whose employees comprise one-third of B.C.’s workforce, we are the largest business association between Victoria and Toronto. We leverage this collective strength, facilitating networking opportunities, and providing professional development through four unique Signature Programs. In addition, we operate one of the largest events programs in the country, providing a platform for national and international thought leaders to enlighten B.C.’s business leaders.



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