QUEE­NIE CHOO

Vancouver Magazine - - Taste -

CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. PRE­VI­OUSLY # 42, 2016 Be­ing a strong ad­vo­cate for oth­ers is a thread that has con­tin­ued through­out Quee­nie Choo’s ca­reer. She is the CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., now the largest non-profit so­cial ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion in the prov­ince, which pro­vides set­tle­ment ser­vices to new im­mi­grants through 25 lo­ca­tions in B.C., with three oices over­seas. Choo has be­come one of the lead­ing voices on se­niors’ is­sues, which have been more im­por­tant than ever as im­mi­grant se­niors have been hit hard by the hous­ing aord­abil­ity cri­sis rock­ing Van­cou­ver. In Au­gust she be­came the first Chi­nese- Cana­dian woman to re­ceive the ti­tle of hon­orary cap­tain of HMCS Van­cou­ver, a Hal­i­fax­class frigate the Cana­dian navy has sailed since 1993. Her ca­reer in ad­vo­cacy has seen her ap­pointed to many ad­vi­sory com­mit­tees, in­clud­ing the pre­mier’s Chi­nese- Cana­dian Com­mu­nity Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee and the pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter’s Ad­vi­sory Fo­rum on Poverty Re­duc­tion.

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