By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |
Vancouver-based immigrant serving agency SUCCESS has turned 45. For its longstanding service, Senator Mobina Jaffer, MP Jenny Kwan, Senator Yonah Martin, Minister Harjit Sajjan, Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, MP Alice Wong and Senator Yuen Pau Woo co-hosted a delegation from SUCCESS at an event on Parliament Hill last week.
Named SUCCESS on the Hill, the lunch reception welcomed close to 100 guests, including other members of parliament, senators, members of the diplomatic corps, and approximately 35 board members and other guests from SUCCESS and SUCCESS Foundation.
“As a proud British Columbian and a daughter of immigrants, it is my honour to co-host SUCCESS on the Hill in our nation’s capital to congratulate and celebrate the remarkable 45th anniversary of SUCCESS,” said Senator Yonah Martin. “For more than four decades, SUCCESS has demonstrated excellence in immigration settlement and community services across British Columbia and abroad. I have also visited the first overseas office in Seoul, Korea, where SUCCESS provides a bridge for hopeful immigrants to prepare for new life in Canada. On behalf of all of the co-hosts, thank you SUCCESS!”
Maggie Ip, founder and patron of SUCCESS; Donnie Wing, chair of SUCCESS; and Queenie Choo, CEO of SUCCESS and SUCCESS Foundation, all expressed their gratitude to the co-hosts and guests for their support.
“We are tremendously honoured to be hosted on Parliament Hill in celebration of SUCCESS’s 45th anniversary,” said Queenie Choo. “Since 1973 SUCCESS has grown from an organization with under 10 staff to one that now has more than 20 service locations across B.C. and three overseas offices.”
More than 61,000 clients served at SUCCESS
According to Choo, SUCCESS served more than 61,000 clients for everything from pre-arrival, arrival and settlement services, to language training, employment support, affordable housing and seniors’ care.
“The recognition we received this afternoon affirms our commitment to serving the community and energizes us in continuing to assist newcomers as they settle and make Canada their home,” Choo added.