Board of Directors 2020 – 2021
Dr Peter Chan
In 2017, Dr. Chan was awarded the prestigious UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Career Excellence in Clinical Faculty Teaching. He also provides mental health care for Veterans and RCMP members at the Operational Stress Injury clinic. He is pleased to join the Board for the New Vista Society and looks forward to the challenges ahead with the expansion of facilities and services related to the Society, along with paving the way forward for compassionate care of seniors and their families.
As an adult student, Barbara received a Master of Social Work while raising two children and working full-time. Her MSW thesis was on the topic of “End of Life Care in Long Term Care.” She previously worked for Fraser Health Authority as a social worker and mental health therapist.
As a member of the Board of Directors, Barbara is pleased to bring to The New Vista Society knowledge and experience in the community, healthcare, small business ownership, and board governance.
Board of Trustees 2020 – 2021
M.D. (Dave) Fairhall
New Vista Society Membership
The Society maintains a Planning and Membership Committee and all membership applications are reviewed prior to being recommended for acceptance.
Currently, membership dues are $10 (ten dollars) annually and are due before the Annual General Meeting held in June of each year.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of The New Vista Society is an anomaly in the non-profit world. The Society was formed in 1943 By MLA Ernest Winch and as he aged he realized that he needed a vehicle for preserving the vision for a non-profit society for senior citizens that would uphold his principles. He thus introduced Bill No. 93 in the Legislature, a private statute named “The Trustee Board of The New Vista Society Act” in 1953 and it was unanimously passed. This act also safeguarded the real estate owned by the Society: “…to acquire and hold upon trust all the real property of the Society to the end that such real property shall be devoted perpetually to charitable purposes.”
Members are appointed according to the New Vista Society Board of Trustees Act and include a member appointed by the Burnaby City Council; a member appointed by the Burnaby Host Lions Club; a member appointed by the New Vista Society and two appointed members from the community who are active members of a public body or charitable organization whose purpose is the well-being of elderly dependent persons.
The Board of Trustees meet regularly with the Board of Directors of The New Vista Society.
The New Vista Auxiliary
The Vista V’s
The Vista V’s Auxiliary is a charitable non-profit organization of volunteers who assist the residents living at the New Vista Care Home and tenants in housing with equipment and necessities that will enhance their quality. The Vista V’s raise funds through a variety of activities and events, including the gift shop (The Boutique), grants and donations.
The New Vista Auxiliary members are always looking for community volunteers to step forward and join them in this most rewarding volunteer opportunity.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with or member of the New Vista Auxiliary, please contact Marie Ferreia, Volunteer Coordinator, at 604-521-7764, ext. 1285. firstname.lastname@example.org