Lord, surround MLA Henry Yao today and in the coming days with your wisdom and guidance. May his thoughts and plans be established by you. Give Henry the ability to discern what is of real value. May he be filled with compassion and be aware of the needs of the people in his constituency and how to meet them. Bless his family members and may love and faithfulness never leave them. May they win favor and a good name with all people. Amen
Henry Yao was elected MLA for Richmond South Centre in 2020. Henry has spent over 10 years in the field of youth work with several local youth-focused organizations. His call to public service is shaped by his personal experience with battling two different types of lymphoma. With the continual support of his friends and family, his cancer went into remission five years later – and he has been dedicated to making life better for the community ever since. Henry has been involved in numerous local organizations, including the local Chamber of Commerce and the Richmond Chinese Community Society. Henry also co-founded Dialogue Richmond Society, an organization dedicated to promoting safe, respectful, and constructive dialogues on difficult community topics. Born in Taiwan, Henry moved to Richmond when he was young and is fluent in both English and Mandarin.