Fair Haven provides homes that nurture community and quality of life for seniors.
We believe in enriching the lives of the Fair Haven community by providing a safe, secure, respectful, inclusive and person-centred environment
We believe in the unique dignity and worth of each individual.
We believe in working together, collaboratively, involving residents, tenants, families, staff and volunteers in decisions.
We appreciate the commitment and dedication of our staff, family members and volunteers.
We embrace principles that include respect for an individual’s faith, spirituality, culture, sexual identity and gender orientation.
The Fair Haven Homes Society is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.
Secretary-Treasurer & Finance Chair
Quality Committee Chair
Kim Smith (Manager of Quality Initiatives)
Facilities Committee Chair
Brenda Ng and Rob Innes
Community Engagement Committee Chair
Governance Committee Chair
Member at Large
Member at Large
The Fair Haven Auxiliary is a Not For Profit volunteer support service, the members are dedicated to enriching the comfort and welfare of residents of Fair Haven in Vancouver and Burnaby facilities. Since 1998 the members have been raising and contributing funds for the benefit of the residents; their primary goal is to assist with raising funds, to foster good relations between Fair Haven and the communities, to operate a gift shop in the facility, to assist the Fair Haven’s Board, Residents and Staff as requested.
Vancouver Auxiliary President
Burnaby Auxiliary President
For inquiries, please send an email to: email@example.com
Chief Executive Officer Joy Parsons 604.433.2939 ext. 107
604.433.2939 ext. 106
Human Resources Coordinator Marilyn Spacey 604.433.2939 ext.111
Director of Spiritual Care
Dawn Purdy Karkut
604.433.2939 ext. 114
604.435.0525 ext. 330
Director of Finance & Administration John Gowan 604.433.2939 ext. 108
Business Services Manager Amy Shum 604.433.2939 ext. 104
Payroll & Benefits Assistant Chloe Choi 604.433.2939 ext. 134
(Maintenance, Housekeeping, Laundry)
Director of Environmental Services
604.433.2939 ext. 105
604.435.0525 ext. 307
Dr. Thomas Wu, Burnaby Lodge
Dr. Lauren Sharma, Vancouver Lodge
Director of Food Services
604.433.2939 ext. 121
604.435.0525 ext. 305
604.433.2939 ext. 103
604.435.0525 ext. 309
Resident Care - Vancouver
Nurse Manager Loretta Lo 604.433.2939 ext. 112
Nurse Manager Bernardina Deato 604.433.2939 ext. 102
Resident Care - Burnaby
Nurse Manager Leanne Kemp 604.435.0525 ext. 304
Nurse Manager Susanna Yu 604.435.0525 ext. 320
Recreation and Volunteers
Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteer Services
604.433.2939 ext. 110
604.435.0525 ext. 312
In 2012 the Fair Haven board recognized a need to redevelop aging properties and began the planning process for redevelopment. With considerable effort from volunteers and board members the redevelopment plan was created and received municipal approvals in 2016. The plan envisioned redevelopment of land in both Vancouver and Burnaby, transforming the original buildings into new affordable housing units for seniors. In 2017 Construction began on McKay apartments, 145 units in Burnaby and Vivian Apartments, 139 new affordable housing units for seniors in Vancouver.
Fair Haven has a long history of meeting the needs of seniors and individuals with limited resources and incomes.
In the 1940s, Reverend Hugh Dobson, the Associate Secretary of the Board of Evangelism and Social Service of the United Church in British Columbia, had a concern about the elderly citizens in the community and the conditions under which they lived. Dr. Dobson constantly pointed out the Church’s responsibility in helping relieve this situation.