Giovanni Zen takes pride in having provided thousands of people with a place to live, including many hard to house and special needs individuals. Zen Properties has worked with many government ministries and organizations to assist up to 500 troubled, needy and mentally ill people at a time.


They include BC Employment and Assistance, BC Health Coalition, Atira Women’s Resource Society, Bloom Group, Chimo Community Services, Coast Mental Health – Housing, Kettle Society, McLaren Housing Society, MPA Society, Rain City Housing and Support Society, Vancouver Native Health Society, Wings Housing Society and the YMCA.




Giovanni Zen has received citations from The Immigrant Services Society of BC for his support of Welcome House and HSBC Bank Canada for his support of Children’s Hospital.