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.