30 YEARS OF POLICY LEADERSHIP
Wai Young has deep roots in Vancouver South, and a longstanding passion for building stronger communities. As a policy consultant and long-time community activist, Wai has over 30 years experience developing social policies and programs in Vancouver and across Canada. Highlights of her work include:
• Developed services for immigrants with agencies such as S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the Immigrant Services Society, and MOSAIC.
• Developed youth-at-risk programs.
• Worked to incorporate work experience into the BC school curriculum.
• Established Canada’s first Foster Parent Training program.
• Assisted in founding the Canadian Immigrant Settlement Sector Alliance, a national umbrella organization for 450 settlement agencies across Canada.
• Developed LINC/ELSA, a national English training program for newcomers.
DELIVERING RESULTS AS VANCOUVER SOUTH’S MP
Wai has successfully delivered results for Vancouver South. Together with Prime Minister Harper and the Conservative team, she is delivering the lowest taxes for Canadians in 50 years, a balanced budget, and economic leadership during global uncertainty. Her major accomplishments include:
• Delivering $2.5 million for the South Vancouver Seniors Centre – after 15 years of inaction from previous MPs.
• Delivering $220 million for 60 major infrastructure projects in Vancouver.
• Providing strong leadership on expanding Asia-Pacific Trade, such as working to establish North America’s first Renminbi Trading Hub in Canada.
In Parliament, Wai was elected Co-Chair of the Canada-China Legislative Association, and served on the following Standing Committees: Public Safety and National Security, Transport and Infrastructure, and Status of Women.
Wai is an alumna of UBC and Killarney Secondary School. She is a proud mom of twins and has cared for seven foster children in her home.