Chin uook Kim is a hero in the Korean Canadian community. A true success story of immigrating to Canada (1969) and starting a business, Mr. Kim is a committed, strong advocate and role model in his community. In 2014, he received an award from the President of the Republic of Korea for being one of the outstanding Korean leaders in the Greater Vancouver area. He resurrected the Korean Society of BC for Fraternity and Culture (KSBC), a non-profit organization servicing over 80,000 Koreans living in Metro Vancouver. In 2018 he formed and chaired the Emergency Measure Committee to maintain the KSBC when the organization’s leadership was in peril, and his efforts had the KSBC functioning again by 2019 as a community strength.
After successfully leading this role, Mr. Kim continued his service as Vice President of KSBC further demonstrating his dedication. He also served as the Korean Senior Society chairman in 2014 and 2015, developing educational programs for Korean Canadian seniors. Mr. Kim’s constancy and leadership has earned the respect and gratitude of community members and encouraged the next generation to step up and volunteer for the KSBC.