The Lookout Foundation was created to relieve poverty and provide healthcare for those living in poverty. The foundation accomplishes this by supporting the activities of the Lookout Emergency Aid Society through the administration and distribution of funds and property. The foundation assists people living in communities served by the Lookout Society – Vancouver, Surrey, the North Shore, New Westminster, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Langley and Maple Ridge.
Formerly known as the SFCS Foundation, it originally served as the foundation for Keys: Housing and Health Solutions. The name was changed when Keys merged with the Lookout Society in 2014.
Chuck Puchmayr has been a resident of New Westminster since 1978. He has been active in many local organizations since that time and was a founding organizer of the New Westminster Food Bank. Recently, he was a governor of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Currently, he serves as a Director of the West End Business Association and is on the board of A Beef with Hunger Society, an organization that raises beef for food banks, community school programs and local non-profit meal providers. He was elected to city council in 1996 and served in this role until 2005, when he was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for New Westminster. As the Opposition Labour Critic in Victoria, Chuck advocated for working families on a host of issues until he stepped down from provincial politics in 2009.
Now back on Council, Chuck serves as Chair of the Emergency Advisory Committee, the Multicultural Advisory Committee and Alternate Chair of the Massey Performing Arts Centre Task Force. He is a member of the Youth Advisory Committee and the Multi Use Civic Facility Arts Task Force and is also Council Representative on the Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee and the Communities Embracing Restorative Action Society Board.
Chuck is a transplant survivor and continues to be a vocal supporter of BC Transplant and organ donation. He is a resident of the west end and together with his partner Amber Anderson, has four adult children.
Greg Robins, prior Director since 2008, has a background in magazine publishing, communications and both online and offline media development. His expertise has helped launch 3 successful Canadian publications and two industry leading web sites and one international magazine in the form of a DVD.
Currently, Greg has expanded his career path to include operating a well-established organic home food delivery service. The board can benefit from Greg's knowledge of communications, press relations, web site development and public relations. He also brings a solid understanding of financial reporting to assist with decisions based on budgets.
Grant Smith has recently joined the Foundation as our Board Treasurer.
Dr. Jim Frankish, prior Lookout Director since 2002, is Professor and Director of the Centre for Population Health Promotion Research at UBC. His current projects are the 2010 Games & the inner city, media advocacy and homelessness, hospital discharge & homelessness, and health literacy in street youth.
Recent work focused on health regions & non-medical determinants of health, and service use by homeless persons with mental illness. He leads a training program on community-partnership research. He brings research skill, dedication and information to help Lookout develop and evaluate its service delivery. Jim has been Santa’s photo elf at Christmas giving gifts of pictures to residents. He is a 3-time, MacDonald’s Employee-of-the-Month.
Dean Patriquin - more details coming soon.