Honourable Teresa Woo-Paw, Calgary-Northern Hills

Precious God,
we pray today for the Honourable Teresa Woo-Pow as she serves her riding of
Calgary-Northern Hills and acts in the capacity of Associate Minister of
International and Intergovernmental Relations. May she continue to serve the
people of Calgary and Alberta with integrity, passion and joy. Bless her in her
many and significant dealings with governments, at home and abroad. May you
grant her favour in the minds and hearts of those she connects…locally,
provincially, nationally and internationally! Watch over her family and her
staff and bless them for their care and devotion in service to our lovely
province. In Jesus’ Name! 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

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
anti-discrimination 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