Media Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2019

The Government of Canada Invests More Than $8.4 Million Over Eight Years In S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Programs

Vancouver, BC – Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced new projects to help both newcomers as well as young Canadians. The eight year, $8.4 million investment will assist skilled newcomers as they receive foreign credential recognition, as well as young Canadians overcome challenges to finding employment in Canada. With such funding, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services will support newcomers and youth to obtain and secure well-paying jobs as part of a strategic plan by the Government of Canada to grow our economy and ensure Canada’s future resilience and global competitiveness.

The $8.4 million investment is being made through two Employment and Social Development Canada programs:

  • The Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP) provides funding to provincial and territorial governments, regulatory bodies, national associations and credential assessment agencies to enhance foreign credential recognition processes. The FCRP also provides loans and support services to newcomers to help navigate foreign credential recognition processes. Finally, the FCRP offers employment support services to skilled newcomers, including to help them get their first Canadian work experience in their profession/field of study.
  • The Canada Service Corps (CSC) is Canada’s national youth service initiative. Now in its second year, the CSC provides access to service opportunities that enable youth to make a difference in their communities while gaining important life and work skills.

Quotes:

“Our success depends on everyone getting a fair chance at success—including newcomers and young Canadians. Helping them gain access to professional experience in Canada will benefit our economy and our people. Through this investment, we are making sure no untapped talent is left behind. When we give newcomers and youth a fair chance at success in Canada, our economy and our middle class grow.”
– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

“We know that diversity is our strength. I am proud that our government is reducing barriers and supporting newcomers and young Canadians as they put their skills to work in communities across Canada. This is especially important for employers that are looking for talent, for attracting greater investment and for growing our economy.”

– The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality

“S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and all of its program and service recipients are grateful for the continued support from the Government of Canada. My special thanks to the Honorable Maryam Monsef and the Honourable Patty Hajdu for selecting S.U.C.C.E.S.S. as the preferred location for this announcement. We continue to strive to offer the best possible care and service to all immigrants, refugees, seniors and youth. Through continued joint efforts from the government, social service providers and the community, we are building a stronger and more resilient home for all Canadians, immigrants and refugees.”
– Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation

Please see the official announcements from the Government of Canada (in English and in French) for further details:

Photos:

For photos of the event, please visit https://bit.ly/2KURz7P.

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.

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

Incorporated in 2001, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is a charitable foundation that raises funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations in support of their mandate to better and enrich the community. For more details, please visit www.successfoundation.ca.

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Contact:

Braeson Holland
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality
343-549-8825

Véronique Simard
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
[email protected]
819-654-5611

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
[email protected]

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2019

The 2019 Centred Developments S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation Charity Golf Tournament Continues to Grow – Raises over $127,000!

Richmond, BC – Yesterday, over 100 golfers enjoyed a great day on the links at the 2019 Centred Developments S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation Charity Golf Tournament. The 14th annual edition of the tournament was sold out, and raised over $127,000 for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. social services and programs helping children, youth, families and seniors.

“We are so grateful for everyone contributing to another outstanding golf tournament. It is a privilege to have the continued trust and patronage of so many in the community,” said Linda Wong and Brandon Hui, Co-Chairs of Charity Golf Tournament. “We are truly grateful to all the participants, sponsors and donors who came together to support S.U.C.C.E.S.S. at this event.”

“The golf tournament is an important part of our annual fundraising effort and the monies raised support S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services such as early childhood education, youth leadership, crisis help lines and seniors housing,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation would like to thank all sponsors, participants and volunteers who have supported this event:

Title SponsorCentred Developments
Green Fee & Power Cart SponsorChan Family Foundation
Cocktail SponsorMr. & Mrs. James and Julie King
Putting Green SponsorManyee Lui Realty Ltd.
Lunch SponsorDr. Francis C.H. Law, MD
Tee Box SponsorsBlack & McDonald Ltd.

Cleantech Service Group

Compustar Enterprises Ltd.

Delta Pacific Benefit Brokers Ltd.

 Manyee Lui Realty Ltd.
 ReMax Westcoast – Ms. Patsy Hui
RBC Dominion Securities Inc. – Marcus Lai and Mandy Wu Wealth ManagementVanMar Constructors Inc.
Hole-in-One SponsorsWong’s Insurance
 Park Georgia Insurance Agencies Ltd. & Sheperd Compello Ltd.
Trophies and Awards SponsorsDr. Thomas Wong
Printing SponsorHorseshoe Press Inc.
Media SupportersFairchild TV
 Sing Tao
Activity Booth Sponsor

 

Sunrise Soya Foods

Lulu Island Winery

True Nosh

V-Lab

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Patron and Lead Donor

Putting Contest Prize Donor

 

Table Gift Donor

Volunteer Meal Donor

Mr. & Mrs. Kelly and Maggie Ip

Park Georgia Insurance Agencies Ltd. & Sheperd Compello Ltd.

Sucre Patisserie

Continental Seafood Restaurant

 

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 British Columbia. 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.

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

Incorporated in 2001, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is a charitable foundation that raises funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations in support of their mandate to better and enrich the community. For more details, please visit www.successfoundation.ca.

For photos of the event, please visit https://bit.ly/2zkFjHf.

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Contact:

Harry Lee
Senior Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel: 604-408-7228
[email protected]

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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NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

2019 Walk with the Dragon at Concord Pacific Place Raises $328,000

July 21, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – Today, the 34th annual Walk with the Dragon (Walk) event attracted well over 4,000 participants who raised $328,000 in support of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. social services and programs.  For the first time in its history, the Walk was held in the heart of the city – at Concord Pacific Place.

Each year, the Walk is attended by families, seniors, community and business leaders, as well as legislative representatives from federal, provincial and municipal governments. Canadian government officials attending this year included The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, MP, Minister of National Defense, The Honourable Shane Simpson, MLA, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and Sarah Kirby-Yung, Deputy Mayor of Vancouver. The 100-foot long S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon led thousands of participants on a three-kilometer route along the shores of False Creek.

Festivities ran from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and featured many family-friendly activities including game booths, a Kids Zone sponsored by RBC, and much more. Entertainment included performances by Marquis Lung Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Academy, KV Magic Club (Vincent Ma), Royvl Imaging Academy and Wu’s Taekwondo School.

“As an organization, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. gives so much to the communities they serve and the Walk with Dragon allows thousands to show their support and give back to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in appreciation of their efforts.  We cannot express the depth of our gratitude to every participant today for their contributions to another outstanding event” said Chris Chan, Terry Liu, and Jim O’Dea – Co-Chairs of the 2019 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon.

“We were thrilled to have this opportunity to host the Walk with the Dragon at Concord Pacific Place this year.  Concord Pacific has partnered with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. for many years and when the idea was floated to move the Walk down to False Creek we quickly agreed and signed on as the Title Sponsor.  Seeing the turnout today and the amount raised for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. confirms we both made the right decision” said Grant Murray, Senior VP of Sales, Concord Pacific Developments.

Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, added: “It is amazing to think about the 34 year old history of the Walk and the thousands upon thousands of people who have participated.  The Walk with the Dragon has been an important multi-cultural community event since its inception, and will continue to be for many more years.  From all of us at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, thank you to everyone who participated and supported this event.  We are excited to see you again in 2020.”

For photos of the event, please visit https://bit.ly/2JH0KYO.

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 British Columbia. 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.

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

Incorporated in 2001, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is a charitable foundation that raises funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations in support of their mandate to better and enrich the community. For more details, please visit www.successfoundation.ca.

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Title Sponsor: Concord Pacific

Official Airline Sponsor: Air Canada

Official Printing Sponsor: Horseshoe Press

Official Sustainability Sponsor: Vancity

Kids Zone Sponsor: RBC

Program Support Sponsor: Fairchild Media Group

Special Promotions Sponsor: LS Times, Canwest Board of Trade, Canada Taiwan Economic and Trade Association

Water Sponsor: Finer Bay

 

Corporate Sponsors: MCCM, Park Georgia Insurance, Royal Pacific Realty – Chempaka Holdings, Sanpoutei Ramen, Simon Tam – HomeLife Excelsior Realty Inc., TD, Telus, Terry Liu & Associates, VanMar Constructors

 

Booth Sponsors:  BC Notaries Association, CIBC, Cictan Health Group Corp, Liuyishou Hot Pot, OSIM, Real Canadian Superstore

 

Food Booth and In-Kind Sponsors: Foodictive Express, Continental Seafood Restaurant, Dan-D Pak, Lok’s Hapkido School, Maxim’s, McDonald’s, Second Stage Management Services Ltd., Stars Trading, Sunrise Soya Foods, Sugar Painting, Tree of Life, V-Lab, Yeo’s

 

News and Entertainment Media Sponsors: BC Bay, CHMB AM1320, Dawa Business Press, Fairchild Radio AM1470/ FM96.1, Fairchild TV, Global Chinese Press, Talentvision, CBC, Lahoo.ca, OMNI Television, Ming Pao Daily News, Phoenix TV, Sing Tao Daily, What’s In Media Group, www.westca.ca, Zhidao Media

 

Transportation Sponsors: First Student, People’s Moving

 

Activity Sponsor: Johnny Lee, Scotiabank

Contacts:

Zoe Wong

Events Coordinator

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation

Tel: 604-408-7228 Ext 1076

Email: [email protected]

Beau Hunter

Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing

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

Tel: 604-408-7230

Email: [email protected]

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