Michelle Laviolette

March 7, 2023

Director, Vancity, Indigenous Banking Strategy

As Director of Indigenous Banking at Vancity, Canada’s largest credit union, Michelle advances Reconciliation at the organizational level. Michelle oversees a strategy to deliver on Vancity’s commitment to Reconciliation and its goal to become a valued financial partner to Indigenous members, organizations, and communities.

Prior to becoming Indigenous Banking Director, Michelle held several management roles with the Vancity Group including in business development, broker services and as a branch manager.

Michelle’s achievements in building strong relationships with Indigenous communities include her leadership in opening a remote community branch in Alert Bay, in partnership with the ‘Namgis First Nation and the Village of Alert Bay.

With some Métis-Ojibway ancestry and married to a member of the Northwest Territory Métis Nation, Michelle is passionate about advancing Vancity’s work to uphold Reconciliation as a core value.

Michelle is an active member of several boards supporting the environment and cultural harmony in her home of South Delta, where she can be found playing on the Fraser River when she is not watching her children play sports.