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Patrick Buchannon, CEO of New Chelsea Society, receives Lifetime Achievement Award at BCNPHA Conference

At the 2022 annual conference of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, held November 21st – 23rd, 2022 in Vancouver, New Chelsea Society’s CEO, Pat Buchannon was presented with the prestigious Denise LeBlond Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in affordable housing. Pat has devoted his whole life to the cause of affordable housing. He’s been a sector leader and change-agent for over 43 years.


He spent 18 years with the Department of Student Housing at UBC (11 years as Assistant Director), and for the past 25 years he has been New Chelsea Society’s CEO.


His many achievements have had a positive impact on the lives of countless low-to-moderate income veterans, seniors, families, and persons with disabilities who live in non-profit housing.


Throughout his career, he has developed new affordable housing; forged effective sector partnerships; created innovative housing programs and processes; and devoted countless volunteer hours sitting on boards of directors and government task forces always ensuring that safe, affordable housing remained in the forefront.


Our heartiest congratulations go to Pat for this well-deserved lifetime achievement award!


Patrick Buchannon receives Lifetime Achievement Award at BCNPHA Conference


CEO Patrick Buchannon receives Veterans Affairs Commendation

CEO Patrick Buchannon was honored to receive the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation for his service to his Community.

Click on the links below to learn more and watch the recording of the ceremony.

Commendation Ceremony Video

Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation

Commendation Bio – Patrick Tyrone Buchannon

Video showcases non-profit providers supporting their staff, tenants and clients

New Chelsea Society would like to share this great video (click on the link below) put together by BC Non-Profit Housing Association, show casing how non-profit providers have been supporting their staff, tenants and clients.

BCNPHA Tribute to COVID-19 Front-line Heroes

Community Housing Task Force

The City of Burnaby is starting several housing initiatives including supportive housing, warming centres and the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing to explore strategies for improving access to housing and affordability. New Chelsea Society CEO, Patrick Buchannon participated in this task force.

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Vancouver VAHEF stakeholder panel

The City of Vancouver has developed a community stakeholder panel to address affordable housing issues in the community. New Chelsea Society’s Stefan Baune represents our organization on the panel.

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