Family & Settlement Services
Khim Tan has been working in the social services sector for over 25 years. As a life-long learner, Khim embraces change and strives to align her values with her actions. Passionate about community-building, social justice, inclusion and diversity, Khim brings authenticity, courage and curiosity to her work.
Her career pathway has taken her through MOSAIC, Immigrant Services of B.C., S.U.C.C.E.S.S., AMSSA, Justice Education Society and Options Community Services Society; Khim has held various positions, including senior leadership roles as Senior Manager of Settlement Services, Director of Settlement Programs as well as Deputy Executive Director of Employment and Immigrant Services.
Khim strives to lead teams that empower communities to find/strengthen their voices and to build/celebrate their resilience and contributions.
Steeped in program development and community engagement, Khim loves to problem-solve and is well versed in communicating, collaborating, and developing partnerships with a diverse array of stakeholders.
Khim prioritizes community needs when she facilitates program development and service delivery and when she helps secure funding from federal ministries such as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada, as well as from provincial ministries such as Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.
Khim values opportunities to participate in community-based action research and appreciates having had collaborations with, for example, UBC, SFU, UVic and TRU.
A graduate of Simon Fraser University with a B.A. in Psychology and English Literature, Khim was born in Singapore to parents of the Chinese diaspora and is a first generation immigrant who has made Canada her home for over 40 years.