Abbotsford’s David Turchen has been honoured with a community service award by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).
The award recognizes Turchen’s commitment and dedication to his community.
Turchen is a partner with MNP LLP in Abbotsford, and is also chair of the Abbotsford Hospice Society’s (AHS) board of directors.
The AHS is a non-profit organization that supports people who are dying, along with family members.
Turchen was instrumental in realizing the society’s plan to construct Holmberg House, a $13 million facility that will soon house the organization’s operations and a new residential hospice.
He spearheaded the project’s operations and capital campaign, and also led critical negotiations with the Fraser Health Authority to allow the hospice to operate within the new facility.
Turchen also helped lead the society to partner with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and Matthew’s House (a respite facility for families with children requiring complex care) to form the David Lede Campus of Care next to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.
In addition to his work with AHS, Turchen was appointed to the board of the Provincial Health Services Authority in December 2015.