Wai Young

Vancouver South

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October 19, 2019

Protecting Your Future

Protecting Your Future By Wai YoungFormer Member of Parliament, Candidate for Vancouver South, Conservative Party of Canada

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October 18, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: "Riding to Watch" Vancouver South is Swinging Conservative

Three Days Until Election and “Riding to Watch” Vancouver South is Swinging Conservative October 18th, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, British Columbia- With just three days left until the federal election, the momentum of support appears to be swinging towards the Conservatives in Vancouver South.  “Through door-knocking, I have met...

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October 17, 2019

Former Military Colleague of Harjit Sajjan Critical of his Role as Minister, Supports Opponent Wai Young

Former Military Colleague of Harjit Sajjan Critical of his role as Minister, Supports Opponent Wai Young October 16th, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, British Columbia- This Liberal government, with Harjit Sajjan as Defense Minister, has done little to prepare Canada for future security challenges, according to a former military colleague...

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October 16, 2019

Wai Young Fights For Seniors Centre in Vancouver South

Wai Young Fights for Seniors Centre in Vancouver South  October 16th, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, British Columbia- Conservative Candidate Wai Young vows to deliver the much needed Sunset Seniors Centre to Vancouver South as Liberal MP Harjit Sajjan fails to deliver the long-promised facility during his term.  “One of...

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Wai Young

Meet The Candidate

Community Advocate, Policy Leader, Business Owner, Member of Parliament

Over three decades of civic and policy leadership

Wai Young has over 30 years experience in social policy and program development. She has contributed tremendously in the development and planning of immigration policy, social policy, immigration settlement, employment training services and community safety. 

Wai has worked for the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Citizenship and Immigration. She started her own consulting firm in 1993, and for the past 20 years, she has contributed to many important policies and programs. Her diverse clientele includes: the cities of Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey, CIC, Rogers Communications, the Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Area Society, the South Vancouver Policing Centre and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. 

Wai has spent over thirty years working and volunteering in the Downtown Eastside, at a number of community agencies including the Social Planning and Research Council of BC, Association of Neighbourhood Houses, the Strathcona Community Centre and YWCA Vancouver. 

As a Native Youth Worker, Wai worked with youth and families in the downtown Eastside. Wai worked with government to fund Youth at Risk Task Force, which became the National Crime Prevention Program.

Wai became a foster mother, and raised 7 children in her home.

As President of the Strathcona Community Centre, Wai Young recognized that many inner-city children did not have breakfast at home while attending school. She worked with various government departments and funders, and cleared administrative hurdles to found what is now the longest running breakfast program in Canada at the Strathcona Elementary School.

Wai also supported the establishment of Canada’s first community garden, and expanded the linear park system.

During her 30 years of experience, Wai has contributed to the following programs and services: 

Immigrant Services 

  • Implemented a cultural staff training program for South Vancouver Neighborhood House and... Read Bio