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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. marks 50th Anniversary AGM with celebration of former CEO

Posted date: September 19, 2023

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

Sept. 19, 2023

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. marks 50th Anniversary AGM with celebration of former CEO

Vancouver, B.C. – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. social services agency is celebrating its 50th Anniversary at our 2023 Annual General Meeting on Sunday, Sept. 24 with a special event. Prior to the AGM, we will be honouring the legacy of our longest-serving leader, former CEO Lilian To.

Media are cordially invited to join us to cover the event.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023

Time: 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. (Please arrive by 12:45 p.m.)

Location: Choi Hall, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., 28 West Pender St. Vancouver, B.C.

Lilian To, an immigrant from Hong Kong, was one of our longest-serving leaders. She first joined S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in 1974 when she was hired as a community worker by Founding Chair Maggie Ip. Lilian left for a few years, rejoined in 1988 and went on to lead S.U.C.C.E.S.S., tirelessly pursuing social justice for newcomers until she passed in 2005. The City of Vancouver has recognized her legacy with a street and park named in her honour. Please join us for presentations by people who knew and worked with Lilian, a tribute video and refreshments.

For more information

Elaine O’Connor Director, Strategic Communications and Partnerships S.U.C.C.E.S.S. [email protected]

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

Founded in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in Canada. Our multicultural, non-profit charitable organization offers a wide range of programs and services that promote the belonging, wellness, and independence of people at all stages of their Canadian journey. Programs and services are offered in the areas of newcomer settlement, English language training, employment and entrepreneurship, family, youth and seniors programming, health education, community development, seniors care and affordable housing. Learn more at

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