Pillar Partners


The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is supported by the unparalleled commitment of our Pillar Partners. These organizations are a critical part of our work to ensure a prosperous and sustainable future for our community.



TELUS is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company with 13.7 million customer connections, including 8.1 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.6 million Internet subscribers and 1.0 million TELUS TV customers.

TELUS Business Solutions simplifies information and communications technology (ICT). We provide reliable solutions that address business' ICT needs so they can focus on their core business. These include:

  • We enable employees to be productive: TELUS Business Solutions allows your employees to be more productive, wherever and whenever they work.
  • We free up IT to focus on core business: TELUS Business Solutions helps your team manage your IT infrastructure - whether on premise or in the cloud – so they can focus on more strategic initiatives.
  • We support your changing needs: TELUS Business Solutions offers flexible, powerful, and scalable technology solutions that support your changing business needs.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $440 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 6.8 million hours of service to local communities since 2000.

For more information on how we can help address your business needs, please visit our website.


CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. We offer integrated shipping solutions, including rail, intermodal, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout its 19,500-mile rail network throughout North America every year. CN is working hard with our supply chain partners to innovate, create, and implement solutions that seek to drive sustainable, long-term growth for our customers. CN is an indispensable transportation supplier for many key sectors in North America, from grain and forest products to industrial products and the automotive sector, moving raw materials, intermediate goods and finished consumer products to market. With our extended reach to the markets and manufacturers of Asia, Europe and the rest of the world, CN is also a key gateway for North America’s participation in the global economy, helping you win in your markets. CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.


Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Canada's second busiest airport, YVR served 22.3 million passengers in 2016. Fifty-five airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 125 non-stop destinations worldwide. In 2016, YVR received CAPA Centre for Aviation's prestigious Airport of the Year Award and was voted Best Airport in North America for the seventh consecutive year in the Skytrax World Airport Awards. Vancouver Airport Authority is a dedicated community partner and in 2016 donated more than $1,000,000 to local organizations. We are committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor. For more information, please visit www.yvr.ca.

http://www.bcit.ca/           http://www.bcit.ca/business/

For over 50 years, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been the leader among Canadian post-secondary institutions. BCIT is one of British Columbia's largest post-secondary institutes, with five campuses and ten satellite locations educating more than 48,000 students in over 300 applied, hands-on programs.

BCIT credentials range from certificates and diplomas, to bachelor and master's degrees in areas such as applied and natural sciences, business and media, computing and IT, engineering, health sciences, and trades and apprenticeships. The institute's programs are developed in consultation with leading employers and industry associations, ensuring its graduates are more than ready to succeed in their careers and contribute to a productive economy from day one.

BCIT was the first institution in BC to offer advanced technical education in areas such as engineering, business, and health, and is the largest and longest-serving provider of trades training and apprenticeship programs in Western Canada. Learn more at bcit.ca.

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home.html         https://www.aircanada.com/cargo/en/

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 210 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2018 served more than 52 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 56 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2018 Best Airline in North America. It is also the owner of Aeroplan, Canada's premier travel loyalty program, with more than five million active members. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.


Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 88,000+ employees who leverage their imaginations and insights to bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 27 other countries. Learn more at rbc.com.‎

We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at rbc.com/community-social-impact.