Amazon is pleased to return for a third year as a sponsor for the child and youth innovation programming. Amazon is the largest retailer in the world and was founded in 1994 with numerous fulfillment centres in Canada, including in New Westminster. Amazon recently donated $15,000 worth of tech equipment to New Westminster Secondary School and is an active participant in the community.

Founded in 1970, Douglas College is the largest degree-granting college in BC educating close to 24,000 students per year. One of the College’s major campuses is right here in New Westminster, directly on SkyTrain lines, making it one of the most accessible post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver, drawing students from across the region. Douglas is returning for a second year as a sponsor of Innovation Week. 

We thank Landcor for signing up again as a sponsor. Landcor Data Corporation provides reliable real estate information in British Columbia. Founded in 1988 by Rudy Nielsen, Landcor was established to meet the growing demand for a fast, accurate system to value and analyze properties without having to physically inspect each and every one.  Landcor offers the best source of real estate data and analytic tools available and today, they continue to evolve to meet the needs of their clients.

In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you’ll find Simon Fraser University. The vision? To be Canada’s leading engaged university. Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

We welcome SFU to Innovation Week as the sponsor of the YEET career exploration component. 

With a public transit service area spanning more than 1,800 square kilometres, TransLink delivers a wide range of services and programs to provide for the transportation needs of Metro Vancouver residents and businesses, including an extensive bus system throughout the region, SkyTrain rapid transit, SeaBus passenger ferries, West Coast Express commuter rail, and HandyDART for passengers who are unable to use conventional transit. TransLink also partners with municipalities to fund and deliver the Major Road Network and a network of bicycle lanes that serve the different parts of the region. 

We are pleased to partner with TransLink for a second Transportation Forum.

Returning for a third year is valued sponsor, Vancity credit union. Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 525,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. With $26.4 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.