Category Archives: Biographical Info

Past Community Services

Arts and Culture

British Columbia Chamber Orchestra Society
Honourary Patron
British Columbia Sinfonietta Society      Honourary Patron
Fairchild TV     Program Advisory Committee Chair
Hastings Institute, City of Vancouver     Director and Secretary
Library and Archives Canada     Services Advisory Board Member
Mount Pleasant Chinese Musical Society     Honourary President
Pender Guy Radio Program (102.7 FM)     Founding Program Director
Richmond Public Library     Board Chair
The Vancouver Sun     Op-Ed page contributor & Guest Editor
Vancouver Chinese Choir      President
Vancouver Main Library Steering Committee     Member
Worldwide Luk Tung Kuen Health Society     Honourary President
Xue Mei Academy of Cantonese Folk Music and Operatic Arts
Honourary Advisor


Blue Ribbon Leaders Advisory Council on Vancouver’s Business Climate
Business in Vancouver Magazine     Editorial Board Member
Downtown Vancouver Association     Director
E-Comm Emergency Communications for Southwest BC Incorporated
Board Chair
International Financial Centre Society of British Columbia
Board Vice Chair
The Terminal City Club     Director
Vancouver City Economic Development Interim Commission
Vancouver City Economic Development Task Force


Asia Pacific Foundation     Director
Kwantlen Polytechnic University     Board of Governors Member
Metropolis British Columbia     Member of Board of Directors
Research on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis
Advisory Board Member


City of Vancouver     Deputy Mayor, Councillor
Greater Vancouver Regional District     Board Director (Alternate)
Vancouver City Council Committee on Budget and Services
Vancouver City Council Committee on Planning and Environment
Vancouver City Liquor License Commission     Member
Vancouver City Planning Commission     Executive Member
Vancouver City Special Advisory Committee on Disability issues
City Council liaison member
Vancouver City Special Advisory Committee on Race Relations
City Council liaison member
Vancouver City Urban Landscape Task Force
City Council liaison member


BC Premier’s Chinese Community Advisory Committee    Member
Chinese Advisory Committee to the Leader of the Official Opposition (Liberal) of BC     Member
Chinese Canadian Conservative Association     Director
Conservative Party of Canada Richmond Electoral District Association
Registered Agent
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada Richmond Riding Association
Vice President
Vancouver Civic Non-Partisan Association     President


Association of Chinese-Canadian Professionals     Director
BC Government – Non Profit Initiative (GNPI)
Co-chair of Procurement, Funding and Performance Measurement Task Force; Member, Leadership Council
CCF Community Care Foundation     Honourary Member
Centennial Toastmasters Club     Founding Mentor
Central City Foundation     Advisory Committee Member
Central Okanagan United Way     Director
Chinese Students Association of UBC     President
City of Vancouver Mayor’s Task Force on Immigration     Member
Hong Kong Government Essential Services Corps     Member
International House, UBC     Director
Kelowna Chinese Cultural Association     Founding Treasurer
Kelowna Toastmasters Club     Treasurer
National Congress of Chinese Canadians – BC Chapter
Alternate Treasurer
Province of B.C. Equal Opportunity Community Advisory Board
Rick Hansen Institute    Board member
Richmond Bogside Boyscout Group     Founding Advisor
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.     Board Vice President
The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation     Director
Trident Enrichment Society     Advisor
United Way of the Lower Mainland
Director, 2002 Campaign Cabinet Member, Chinese Community Advisory Committee Chair    
Vancouver Foundation
Member, Professional Advisors Committee, Development Advisory Committee, Board of Director, Honourary Governors’ Council

Present Community Services

Arts and Culture

Chuen Ying Arts Centre          Honourary Advisor
The Vancouver Summer Festival Society         Board Advisor


Dorset College         Academic Advisory Board – Member
Simon Fraser University
City Program Advisory Council – Member


Royal Canadian Navy        Honorary Captain (N)


Association of Chinese-Canadian Professionals        Advisor
Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Greater Vancouver        Honourary Director
Canada-China Society of Science and Technology
Honourary Advisor
Canadian Foundation of Economic Education        Board Member
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21        Board Chair
Chin Wing Chun Society        Advisor
Community Care and Assisted Living Appeal Board        Member
Lower Mainland of BC Canada China Friendship Association
The Laurier Institution        Board Member
The Dominion Institute
Passages to Canada Speakers’ Bureau – speaker

Tung Chan – Biography

Tung Chan is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy. Tung is also a member of the Board of the Vancouver Foundation, the Laurier Institution and the Canadian Foundation of Economic Education.  From 2006 to 2010, Tung was the Chief Executive Officer of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (a group of registered charities dedicated to the creation of a world of multicultural harmony by building bridges, harvest diversity and foster social integration).

Tung holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a General Management Diploma from the Institute of Canadian Bankers where he is also a Fellow.

Tung has lived in Holland for three years and has worked as a stock broker in Hong Kong.  Since coming to Canada in 1974 at the age of 22, Tung has been a Councillor and a Deputy Mayor of the City of Vancouver, manager of a Royal Bank branch, a Vice President of the TD Bank Group and a District VP of TD Canada Trust where he had operational and strategic responsibilities for two overseas branches (Hong Kong and Taiwan) and 17 domestic branches.

Tung has volunteered his time in leadership positions of numerous civic, cultural, business and educational organizations.  The following is an illustrative list of organizations that Tung has served: E-Comm Emergency Communications (Board Chair), Richmond Public Library (Board Chair), Fairchild TV (Program Advisory Committee Chair), International Financial Center Society of BC (now known as Advantage BC; Vice Chair), BC Premier’s Chinese Community Advisory Committee (Member), Province of BC Equal Opportunity Community Advisory Board (Member), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Board member), Asia Pacific Foundation (Board member), the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia (Board member), the Metropolis BC (Board member), Rick Hansen Institute, the United Way of the Lower Mainland (Board and campaign cabinet member) and most recently the BC Immigration Task Force (member).

Tung was a frequent commentator in the media on social, multicultural and immigration related issues.  He used to have a blog page in the Vancouver Sun.

In 2002 and 2012, Tung was awarded the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the community.  In 2013, Tung received an Honourary doctor of laws degree from University Canada West.  In July 2014, in recognition of his community leadership, Tung was invested into the Order of British Columbia by the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. 

In his leisure time, Tung enjoys reading, swimming and travelling.