It takes a tremendous amount of support from our members to enable what the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade accomplishes every day. A few exceptional organizations have become Foundational Partners and collaborate closely with the Board of Trade to make it Western Canada’s the leading business association.

port of vancouver

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the lands and waters that make up the Port of Vancouver. As a Canada Port Authority, our mandate is to plan and provide port infrastructure to help meet Canada’s trade objectives, ensuring safety, environmental protection and consideration for local communities. We work together with port terminals and tenants in the interest of all Canadians, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations.

The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest port, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo. With the most diversified range of cargo of any port in North America, the port operates across five business sectors: automobiles, breakbulk, bulk, container and cruise. Almost 90% of the port’s total volume serves Canadian import and export markets.

Enabling the trade of approximately $240 billion in goods, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.

Pacific Blue Cros

Pacific Blue Cross is a Health Benefits Society and British Columbia's number one health benefits provider. Based in Burnaby, B.C., the not-for-profit organization provides health, dental, life, disability and travel coverage for 1 in 3 British Columbians through group benefits and individual plans. As part of its mission to improve health and wellbeing for British Columbians, Pacific Blue Cross proactively supports charitable organizations across the province working to improve health outcomes.

Scotia Bank

A Canadian-headquartered bank with focus on high-quality growth markets in the Americas. We are a top-five universal bank in each of our core markets, and a top-15 wholesale bank in the U.S., delivering superior advice and services to help our customers get ahead.

With a team of approximately 97,000 employees, we are guided by our purpose: "for every future." We help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.

We strive to create an inclusive culture where every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are, and their differences and similarities are embraced. Our approach to managing environmental, social and governance issues focuses on areas where Scotiabank can make the biggest impact – enabling stakeholders to reach their fullest potential, mobilizing finance to address important social and environmental challenges and building trust by acting with integrity in everything we do.