Employment Opportunities

Working with Fair Haven means joining a committed team who believe in the unique qualities of our residents, working together in a person-centred environment. We embrace a culture of quality and safety and undergo a rigorous accreditation process by Accreditation Canada to ensure our services and standards deliver on safe, high-quality care.

We are always looking for exceptional people to join our team in a casual/relief capacity

Registered Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse

Care Aide

Housekeeping Aide

Laundry Aide

Maintenance Worker

Recreation/Activity Worker

Food Service Worker


Receptionist / Accounting Clerk

If you are interested in a rewarding career with Fair Haven, please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources @

Due to the volume of applications, only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted. No phone calls please

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Volunteer Opportunities

Be a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in exploring volunteer opportunities at Fair Haven Homes Society. Volunteers are valued team members for us. They do not only contribute time and talents in Recreation Programs, but also make contributions by sharing their skills and knowledge in different departments.

Fair Haven is always looking for volunteers. If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to your community, enrich the lives of seniors, gain new experience, meet school requirements, or simply for skills-development training.  Here are some examples of volunteer opportunities available:

One-to-one visits

Pet visits

Bus Driver (class 4 required)


Appointment escorts

Music entertainment

Assisting with Spiritual Care Services

Ethnic cooking groups

Recreation program assistants (exercises, manicures, outings, bingo, carpet bowling, arts and crafts, knitting, walks, etc)

Some volunteers may be interested in serving on a Committee of the Society or as a potential Board Member - Normeo Chung will direct you to the Vice Chair of the Fair Haven Board

For more information on volunteering, please contact:

Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteer Service Normeo Chung

Vancouver: 604-433-2939 (ext. 110)
Burnaby : 604-435-0525 (ext. 312)

Join The Team

Board and Committee Opportunities

About Fair Haven Homes Society:

Fair Haven Homes Society is a not for profit organization that provides homes that nurture community and quality of life for seniors. The society is committed to enriching the lives of the Fair Haven community by providing a safe, secure, respectful, inclusive and person-centred environment. The organization was founded by the Reverend Hugh Dobson of the United Church of Canada in 1945 and today continues to honour the church in the organizational values of Respect, Independence, Dedication, Excellence and Spirituality.

Fair Haven is governed by the Board of Directors with a Board Chair and up to 10 volunteer directors. The operational leadership team consists of twelve employees and headed by the Chief Executive Officer. Current operations include two Long-Term Care homes that provide 24 hr care to complex care seniors. These are staffed 7 days a week with professional nursing and care staff and are funded by local health authorities. Additionally, Fair Haven Home Society operates three properties that provide low-cost seniors housing. In total, Fair Haven provides homes to more than 540 seniors in the communities of Burnaby and Vancouver.

Role Summary:

Board Director:

Acting as a dedicated member of a team the Board Directors are responsible for overall governance and stewardship of the organization. Board Directors are expected to participate in strategic planning processes to review purposes, programs, priorities, funding needs, and targets of achievement. Additionally the board is responsible to ensure financial responsibility by approving the annual budget and overseeing adherence to it.

The members of the Board are elected from the Society’s membership and report to the Board Chair who is also a Board Member. Each Director is elected for a 3-year term. The term may be extended for two additional 3-year terms therefore a Director shall not exceed a 9-year term on the Board including Executive positions. The Executive Officers rotate through the Executive Office roles for two-year terms in each position.

Board Directors are expected to participate in at least one committee and are encouraged to act as chair of the committee if appropriate.

Each year the board supports and organizes some fundraising efforts throughout the year. Attendance at these events is encouraged but not mandatory.

Committee Member:

Committee members participate in regular committee meetings. Committees make recommendation to the board related to issues in alignment with the strategic plan. Committee members are invited to become Society members, who are then eligible for nomination to Board positions. The Board Committees consist of:

· Executive Committee (Board Members only)

· Facilities Committee

· Finance Committee

· Community Engagement Committee

· Governance Committee

· Quality Standards Committee

*Ad hoc committees as required.

Many prospective Board Members will join the Society as an Committee member for a period of time, before being elected to the Board at the Annual General Meeting Committee member terms are a minimum of 1 year and can be extended.

Candidate Qualifications:

We welcome candidates with experience in the following areas:

· Human resources

· Legal

· Financial management/accounting

· Fundraising

· Residential Care or caring for seniors

· Affordable Housing

· Project management

· Strategic planning and evaluation

· Marketing and Public Relations

· Communication and conflict resolution

Personal Attributes:

· High ethical standards and integrity in professional and personal dealings

· Appreciation of responsibilities to the public

· Flexibility, responsiveness, and willingness to consider change

· Ability and willingness to listen to others.

· Capability for a wide perspective on issues

· Ability to work and contribute as a team member

· Willingness to act on and remain accountable for boardroom decisions

· Respectful of others

Meetings and time commitment:

Orientation and training is provided for all Board members and a Board manual is maintained and utilized as a resource. Staff organize meetings and distribute materials prior to board and committee meetings. Meeting times are currently mid day or afternoon meetings and range from 1.5 – 2 hrs

· Board of Directors meets no less the 4 times per year. Monthly Sept through Nov and Jan through June.

· Board Members are volunteers and may not receive compensation from the Society. However, Board Members are reimbursed for “out-of-pocket” expenses in the process of carrying out their duties as a Board Member.

Committees meet no less than 4 x per year however each committee defines it’s own meeting schedule which commonly consists of monthly meetings aligned with the Board Meetings.

Informed Judgment and Independence:

· Ability to provide wise, thoughtful counsel on a broad range of issues

· Ability and willingness to raise potentially controversial issues in a manner that encourages dialogue

· Constructive expression of ideas and opinions

· Analytical problem-solving and decision-making skills

For More information or to apply:

Further information about Fair Haven Homes Society can be found at the Fair Haven Webpage.

Please send an expression of interest and your resume with the subject line Fair Haven Board Member to Joy Parsons, CEO, at