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PRESS RELEASE
September 30, 2019

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Celebrates its 46th Anniversary with Board of Directors Renewals and New Members

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S., one of the largest social services agencies in Canada, celebrated its 46th anniversary on September 29, 2019 at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), where Terry Yung was re-elected as Board Chair, and welcomed two new members to the Board of Directors: Jim O’Dea and Doug Purdie.

“S.U.C.C.E.S.S has gained a reputation for its innovation, resilience and relevance across Canadian society. I am particularly proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion that is embedded across our service delivery. I’m honored to be re-elected as Chair and look forward to working with a talented and committed Board as well as our staff and volunteers.” said Terry Yung. “This year, our focus will be expanding our efforts in affordable housing, our seniors care services to support this rapidly growing demographic, and our employment services,” Yung further stated.

“On behalf of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., we are thrilled to continue to have Terry Yung lead the Board of Directors, and warmly welcome new Board of Directors members Jim O’Dea and Doug Purdie,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “We are grateful for the Board’s commitment this past year, in elevating S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s ability to build bridges, harvest diversity and foster integration, and look forward to the future as we provide innovative programming to newcomers and Canadians and advocate for the needs of vulnerable populations.

The 2019-2020 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Board of Directors:

Chair                          Mr. Terry Yung

Vice Chair                 Mr. Philip Bates

Vice Chair                 Mr. Jim O’Dea

Treasurer                   Mr. Doug Purdie

Board Secretary       Dr. Alice Maria Chung

Directors                    Mr. Simon Chen

                                    Mr. Stephen Hsia

                                    Ms. Rebecca Clapperton Law

                                    Ms. Lauren Liang

                                    Dr. Joy Masuhara

                                    Ms. Helen Song

                                    Ms. Kathleen Wong

                                    Mr. Terry Wong

                                    Mr. Tony Wong

Through the dedicated contributions of staff, volunteers, community partners and funders, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. enjoyed significant accomplishments throughout 2018-19 in its core service areas of Immigrant services, Seniors Care and Affordable Housing. The agency served more than 65,000 clients and provided well over 156,000 client services through service centers across the Lower Mainland, Fort St. John, Toronto and three overseas offices in Beijing and Guangzhou, China; as well as Seoul, South Korea.

The 2018-2019 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Annual Report was released at the AGM, and is available online at http://www.successbc.ca/eng/company/annual-report.

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in Canada. It is a charitable organization that provides services in settlement, language training, employment, family counselling, youth leadership training, business and economic development, health care and housing assistance. For details, please visit www.success.bc.ca.

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Contact:

Beau Hunter
Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7274
Email: [email protected]

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PRESS RELEASE
September 30, 2019

WorkBC Celebrates Official Opening of New Employment Services Centre in Richmond

Richmond, BC – Today marks the official grand opening of the new WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Richmond, BC.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and WorkBC proudly open this new location, named WorkBC Storeys, in order to provide employment services to help those seeking new jobs and new opportunities in Richmond. In addition to job placement services, the Storeys facility also provides affordable housing to low income seniors, and social programs and services to assist all community members achieve greater stability in their careers and personal lives.

Attendance at the opening ceremonies included special guests Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, as well as other notable dignitaries from the community.

Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., stated that “S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is very proud to provide employment services alongside WorkBC to job seekers in Richmond for the purpose of lending help to those who otherwise might be under-employed or unemployed. Along with our partners Coast Mental Health, Open Door Group and the YWCA, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is excited to be the prime contractor of this program, and looks forward to serving the community.”

“We are creating access to opportunities for all people to build a good life for themselves and their families” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “Having a job to go to each day provides a confidence boost, and a sense of purpose. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been facilitating inclusion in Richmond for years, and I am confident that they will offer consistent and effective employment services to the community through WorkBC.”

The opening ceremony concluded with a celebratory cake cutting and refreshments, as well as a tour of the new WorkBC Centre.

For photos of the event, visit http://bit.ly/SUCCESSWorkBCStoreysOpening.

About WorkBC

WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal – to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market. WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills. The organization also help employers fill jobs, find the right talent and grow their businesses. During 2019, the number of WorkBC Centres has increased from 84 to 102 to make services more widely accessible throughout the province. For more information, please visit https://www.workbc.ca/About-Us.aspx.

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest not-for-profit social service agencies in Canada. It provides comprehensive services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, please visit www.success.bc.ca.

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Contact:

Beau Hunter
Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7274
Email: [email protected]

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PRESS RELEASE
September 22, 2019

Federal Candidates Discussed Timely and Important Topics at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and CIJA Co-Sponsored Public Town Hall Event

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) co-hosted a town hall event with federal candidates today from 2-4 pm in S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Choi Hall.

Four candidates from the top polling Canadian political parties answered pre-selected questions, as well as queries submitted by the public, regarding the following topics: access to culturally sensitive services, affordability, community security, employment, the economy, immigration, and inclusion.

The town hall was attended by hundreds of interested members of the public, and was moderated by Ian Bailey of the Globe and Mail.

Candidate attendees:

• Conservative Party of Canada: Zach Segal
• Green Party of Canada: Lawrence Taylor
• Liberal Party of Canada: Harjit Sajjan
• New Democratic Party: Don Davies

“We wanted to find topics which were of relevance and concern for both sets of constituents,” said Nico Slobinsky, Director of CIJA Pacific Region. “The town hall allowed our respective communities to hear from potential leaders and learn about their positions. We were delighted to once again partner with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to bring this important forum into the community.”

Candidates were asked to address questions submitted by the public ahead of the town hall relating to the topics pre-selected by the event co-organizers. The session was delivered in English, and simultaneous interpretation into Cantonese and Mandarin was provided.

“Promoting civic participation is one of the top mandates of our organization,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “We believe that it’s important to actively engage with our diverse community of stakeholders and provide as many opportunities as possible for the public to hear from candidates who are running for such important offices. It was truly an honor to co-host the town hall with longtime partner CIJA, especially as we share many of the same priorities for our communities.”

About the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is a non-partisan organization creating and implementing strategies to improve the quality of Jewish life in Canada and abroad, increasing support for Israel, and strengthening the Canadian-Israeli relationship. For more information, visit www.cija.ca.

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest not-for-profit social service agencies in Canada. It provides comprehensive services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, visit www.success.bc.ca.

For photos, please visit http://bit.ly/SUCCESSCIJATownHall2019.

Contacts:

Beau Hunter
Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel. 604-408-7274
Email. [email protected]

Nico Slobinsky
Director, Pacific Region
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
Tel. 604-622-4240
Email. [email protected]

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