Lord, we are grateful for the Honourable Teresa Woo-Paw. Continue to give her vision and direction for the people of Calgary-Northern Hills. Give her the strength and encouragement she needs as she serves here in the Alberta Legislature. May you help her as she makes decisions and helps to put in place legislation that will bring about change and move our province forward. May she and her family experience your blessing. Amen.
Associate Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations
Ms Woo-Paw was elected to her second term as Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Northern Hills on April 23, 2012. On May 8, 2012 she was named Associate Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations. On June 12, 2012, Honourable Woo-Paw was appointed Chair of the Asia Advisory Council.
Previously, she served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Employment and Immigration and as a member of the standing committees on Public Safety and Services and Public Accounts.
Ms Woo-Paw holds a bachelor of arts degree in social work from the University of Calgary and has dedicated her career to promoting active civic engagement and volunteerism, social inclusion, cross-cultural understanding and antidiscrimination awareness.
Prior to serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Ms Woo-Paw worked as a private consultant providing diversity training and program facilitation and instruction. During her career she has worked for the Cultural Diversity Institute, the Calgary health region, United Way Calgary, the Red Cross, Calgary board of education, the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association and the Calgary Immigrant Aid Society.
Additionally, Ms Woo-Paw served as the trustee and chair of the Calgary board of education from 1995 to 1999.
An active part of her community for over 30 years, Ms Woo-Paw founded the Asian Heritage Foundation, the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary and the Calgary Chinese Community Services Association as well as served on over 30 committees and boards including the following organizations:
- United Way of Calgary and area
- Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
- Alberta Wild Rose Foundation
- Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
Her community service has earned Ms Woo-Paw an Immigrant of Distinction Award, YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Award, the Queen’s Jubilee Award for Multiculturalism and Community Services and the Canada 125th Commemorative Award for Community Services.
Ms Woo-Paw lives in Calgary with her husband, Borick. They have three children: Jadine, Jason and Cordelia.
December 3, 2012