OUR HISTORY

Our History

Fair Haven has a long history of meeting the needs of seniors and individuals with limited resources and incomes.

In the 1940s, Reverend Hugh Dobson, the Associate Secretary of the Board of Evangelism and Social Service of the United Church in British Columbia, had a concern about the elderly citizens in the community and the conditions under which they lived. Dr. Dobson constantly pointed out the Church’s responsibility in helping relieve this situation.

The Canadian Memorial United Church Women’s Association also saw a similar need and asked for a ‘Home for Elderly Ladies’, and the Lay Association asked for ‘Retired Church Workers’ to be considered for housing. With the support and participation of many, The Fair Haven United Church Homes proceeded and the work began.