Elvy Del Bianco

As the Director for Cooperative & Government Relations at the British Columbia Co-operative Association, Elvezio (“Elvy”) Del Bianco builds partnerships with co-ops, allied trade unions, post-secondary institutions and other civil society organizations, and all levels of government to realize a strong enabling environment for the development and growth of cooperative enterprises. Elvezio has almost 20 years’ experience in the cooperative sector, as a consultant and as Vancity Credit Union’s Cooperative Portfolio Manager. While at Vancity, and in partnership with the University of Bologna, Elvezio organized numerous study tours exploring the cooperative economy of the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, whose highly networked approach informs the development of British Columbia’s sector.