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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Celebrates its 47th Anniversary with Board of Directors Renewals and Returning Member

Posted date: September 28, 2020

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S., one of the largest social services agencies in Canada, celebrated its 47th anniversary on the afternoon of September 27, 2020 at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), where Terry Yung was re-elected as Board Chair, and welcomed returning member to the Board: Donnie Wing.

“Over 47 years, S.U.C.C.E.S.S has earned a reputation for innovative social service delivery, resilience and relevance to our diverse cultures across Canada. I’m appreciative to be re-elected as Chair of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Board, and look forward to working with such a talented and committed team” said Terry Yung. “Our focus ahead will be to continue to offer services to new Canadians, affordable housing, seniors care services, and employment assistance as we face an economic recovery,” Yung further stated.

“We are thrilled to continue to have Terry Yung lead the Board at S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and we warmly welcome the return of Director Donnie Wing,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “My special thanks to the Board’s commitment in guiding S.U.C.C.E.S.S. during these pandemic circumstances, and as well to our staff for their hard work in maintaining the quality services S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has become known to offer for 47 years. As we move forward, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will continue to lead the development of new and innovative programs, services, and best practices that serve the evolving needs of those on their Canadian journey.”

The 2020-2021 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

Director                  Mr. Simon Chen

Director                  Mr. Stephen Hsia

Director                  Ms. Rebecca Clapperton Law

Director                  Ms. Lauren Liang

Director                  Dr. Joy Masuhara

Director                  Ms. Helen Song

Director                  Mr. Donnie Wing

Director                  Ms. Kathleen Wong

Director                  Mr. Terry Wong

Director                  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 2019-2020 in its core service areas of Immigrant Services, Seniors Care and Affordable Housing. The agency served more than 72,000 unique clients and provided well over 171,000 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 2019-2020 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, senior care and affordable housing. To learn more, please visit