We are driven by our vision of a world of multicultural harmony and we are guided by our mission to build bridges, harvest diversity and foster integration through service and advocacy.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S., our primary service delivery entity, was founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1974 as a non-partisan and non-profit charitable organization. Initially founded to assist new Canadians of Chinese descent to overcome language and cultural barriers, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has since evolved into a multicultural, multi-service agency that assists people in all stages of their Canadian journey.
Today, the organization is recognized as one of British Columbia’s largest social service providers. Across our 30 locations, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. proudly serves communities in Metro Vancouver, Fort St. John and overseas in Asia. Through advocacy, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is also recognized as a prominent voice for positive social change.
Guided by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by our membership, our 500 professional staff and 1,000 volunteers deliver a multitude of services in the areas of newcomer settlement, employment, community development, language training, family and youth counselling, affordable housing and seniors care.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care (MLC) Society was incorporated in 1995 to deliver a continuum of care to seniors. With support from Vancouver Coastal Health, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. MLC Society manages and operates two adult day programs (Chieng’s Adult Day Centre and Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre), two assisted living residences (Harmony House and Austin Harris Residence), and the 114-bed S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Simon K.Y. Lee Seniors Care Home.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation was incorporated in 2001 to raise funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s underfunded and non-funded programs as well as to manage endowments on behalf of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. MLC Society. Annual major fundraising events include the Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala, a Charity Golf Tournament and the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon, one of Vancouver’s largest community events, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year.