CEO Patricia Woroch and Board of Directors President Manchan Sonachansingh visited the construction site for the first time to see first-hand the progress of our new facility.
Both Patricia and Manchan said physically walking through the construction site gave them much more appreciation for the enormousness and complexity of the project.
As we walked through every floor of the building starting with the underground parkade, the building drawings literally came alive. There was much discussion about “this is where this is going” and “that is what this is” -a lot of aha moments as we envisioned the finished structure.
About the Author: Chris Friesen has been the ISSofBC Director of Settlement Services for over twenty years. He is currently leading the multi-year initiative to design and build a Metro Vancouver Regional Service Centre for Refugees. In spring 2016, this 58,000sf facility will become the first of its kind in the world, bringing together a variety of community and government services and organizations to meet the immediate needs of refugees and immigrants settling in BC. Learn more about the new Welcome House.