S.U.C.C.E.S.S. was founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1974 as a non-profit charitable organization for the purpose of promoting the well-being of Canadians and immigrants.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. began as a new immigrant settlement service organization which has developed into a multi-service, multicultural agency. There are over 20 service locations in Metro Vancouver of British Columbia and 2 overseas offices. Programs are delivered in culturally sensitive ways to meet the needs of the clients.
Through innovative programming, we assist new immigrants with settlement; provide counselling and support to families and individuals with personal issues; promote personal development of children and youth; facilitate social participation of parents and seniors in the community; help the unemployed in job and career development; facilitate entrepreneurs in business development; deliver education and employment related training; and promote social change through community development and advocacy.
Approximately 70% of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. annual operating fund comes from the three levels of government. The remaining funding is raised through donations, membership dues, cost recovery programs, corporate sponsorships and contributions from the S.U.C.C.E.S.S Foundation. Annually, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation holds two major fundraising events: the Walk with the Dragon and the Gala.
In 1979, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. became a member of the United Way of the Lower Mainland. In 1994, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. received the Citation for Citizenship Award for its contribution to new immigrants’ settlement and integration. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. was accredited by the Council on Accreditation in January 2004 for the achievement of best practice standards.