Jay Ann Gilfoy

Jay-Ann Gilfoy

CEO, Vancity Community Investment Bank

Jay-Ann Gilfoy, a visionary senior leader who develops high-performing teams with a future-oriented focus on people, purpose + profits all operating at their highest potential.

Appointed the new CEO of Vancity Community Investment Bank effective March 1st, 2018, Jay-Ann is leading a bold impact-driven mission dedicated to redefining success in the finance sector, ensuring measurements include not only profit but also indicators for how communities are strengthened and how our planet benefits as a whole. 


LEAVING OUR LEGACY | Investing in Our Kids

I believe that parenting is our most powerful profession.

Leaving a legacy that lives on far after we do is of top importance to any leader. Do we tie that legacy back into our children?  Or do we hold it separate and apart?

My children are now 19 and 22.  Investing in my kids has taught me so much, and the learning continues!

 A few key highlights include...


Vancity invests in GTA to build healthier communities

Vancity Community Investment Bank will offer impact lending and advisory services to mission-driven businesses and not-for-profit sector

April 20, 2017, Vancouver, B.C./Toronto, O.N. – Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity) is today relaunching its national subsidiary to create Canada's first Schedule 1 community-investment bank focused exclusively on the triple bottom line. Vancity Community Investment Bank – previously known as Citizens Bank of Canada – will offer financing and expert advice to organizations addressing local community issues, such as impact businesses, social enterprises and not-for-profits.

Vancity Community Investment Bank announces Jay-Ann Gilfoy as new CEO

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and TORONTO, Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vancity Community Investment Bank™ (VCIB) today announced the appointment of Jay-Ann Gilfoy as its new CEO, effective March 1, 2018.

“Jay-Ann is a visionary leader with the expertise to implement our exciting new growth strategy,” says VCIB board chair Tamara Vrooman. “Her ability to develop high-performing teams and her future-oriented focus will be essential as she works with the VCIB board and employees to expand the scope of operations.”

While at Vancity, Jay-Ann led the development and implementation of a new core banking system, the first milestone of the credit union’s technology roadmap and a foundational element in the organization's commitment to better serve its members. She also provided strategic oversight to digital literacy, core technology infrastructure, technology solutions, digital products and fin-tech partnerships working on the strategy to connect financial services and impact onto a digital platform.

Jay-Ann is passionate about finding ways to bring new values-based approaches to financial services to life, developing people and fostering a work environment that encourages employees to learn, grow and excel.

Originally from Toronto, Jay-Ann brings more than 15 years’ experience as a senior executive. She draws on a wealth of transformation and change management expertise from previous roles in Crown, private and municipal organizations including the B.C. Lottery Corporation and Coast Capital Savings where she served as the Chief Transformation Officer. During her time at Coast Capital, Jay-Ann created an innovative human resources plan that significantly increased employee engagement results, and redesigned the executive suite for improved governance.  She is currently completing her Institute of Corporate Directors designation.

Jay-Ann's Leadership Pillars


Jay-Ann is being bold to change the landscape and is looking to speak with others committed to doing the same.  She is currently open to selective invitations to speak and contribute on meaningful task forces, committees and boards.
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