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

Posted date: October 1, 2019

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

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