MLA Wayne Cao Calgary-Fort

Dear God, please bless MLA Wayne Cao.
Help and guide him to make right decisions and actions. We pray for his family
and colleagues that they can have peace of mind and you can strengthen them.
Help him to make smart or wise decisions and give him guidance. Please surround
him with your presence and help him know that you are with him. We pray for
health for him and his family. Bless the Calgary-Fort office as well that it can be
a peaceful place of work. In Jesus’ name, Amen
.

 
Wayne Cao was
first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on March 11, 1997, as the
MLA for the Calgary-Fort constituency and re-elected on March 11, 2001,
November 22, 2004, March 3, 2008 and April 23, 2012. On April 14, 2008, Mr. Cao
was elected to the position of Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees.

Mr. Cao was appointed
chair of the Standing Committee on Private Bills on May 24, 2012. He was
appointed to the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship on May 28, 2012.

His past
appointments include:

  • Chair, Cabinet Policy Committee
    on Government Services
  • Member, Standing Committee on
    Education
  • Member, Legislative Offices
    Committee
  • Member, Legislative Review
    Committee
  • Member, Alberta Heritage Savings
    Trust Fund Committee
  • Deputy chair, select standing
    committees on Private Bills and Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders
    and Printing
  • Cabinet member liaison to caucus
    for southern Alberta
  • Chair, government caucus in
    Calgary
  • Chair, child care legislation
    review
  • Chair, Court Service Workers
    Review Committee
  • Member of the Standing Policy
    Committee on Learning
  • Chair, Committee on Lifelong
    Learning
  • Chair, Employment Standards
    Regulations Review
  • Chair, Northland Athabasca School
    District Review
  • Member, Natural Heritage
    Environment Protection Legislation Review
  • Member of the Subcommittees of
    Supply and Designated Supply
  • Member, Government Strategy Team
    on Private Members’ Bills
  • Government Member, Lougheed House
    Historical Preservation Society
  • Government Representative,
    Calgary Diversity Leadership Council
  • Member, Legislature Standing
    Committee on Public Accounts
  • Member, MLA Committee on
    Strengthening Alberta’s Role in Confederation

Mr. Cao has
brought forward several legislation changes related to maternity/parental leave
increase, minimum wage increase, employment standards for domestic workers,
medical benefits for severely handicapped people, seniors’ assistance programs
and the selection of Alberta’s official song.

He has lived,
worked and travelled extensively in many parts of the world: Southeast Asia,
Western Europe, Australia, Mexico, the USA and Canada.

Mr. Cao
received training in engineering, computing technology and business management
from various corporations and institutions such as the universities of
Auckland, Saigon and Waterloo and continuing education programs through Shell
Petroleum in Canada and the USA. He is a certified information technology
professional, holding ISP designation from the Canadian Information Processing
Society.

He worked for
the Shell petroleum company for 26 years in many specialist and management
roles before early retirement in 1997 after winning his first election. He
taught evening courses for the Association of Engineers of Saigon-Vietnam and
the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Mr. Cao is a
past director of Kimson Consulting Services and Canadasia Management
Consulting, a past chair of the Data Warehouse Technology Special Interest
Group of the Canadian Information Processing Professional Society and past
member of the Data Processing Management Association of America.

He has
participated in and held memberships in various society and charity
organizations, including:

  • Canadian Club of Calgary
  • United Nations Association
  • Wildrose Lions Club
  • Royal Canadian Legion, Ogden
    Branch
  • The Future Group
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • For the Love of Children Society
  • New View Global Vision Foundation
  • Calgary Minor Soccer Association

Mr. Cao also
has worked with Calgary community TV and has spent time advising cultural
events. He was a volunteer/session leader with the Junior Achievement
stay-in-school programs; judge for high school debates, science and heritage
fairs; a volunteer/contributor with Meals-for-Homeless and Inn-from-the-Cold;
and a participant and fundraiser for various charity events.

His
contributions to the community have been recognized through awards and honorary
membership from For The Love of Children Society, the Hart Foundation, Friends
of Elliston Park Society, the Ogden Seniors Association, Fort Calgary Historic
Foundation, Visminsa Filipino Society, Indo-Canada Association, Hispanic Arts
Society, Hoysun Association, Millican-Ogden Association, Calgary Minor Soccer
Association and Chinese Music Development Society. He has received the Queen’s
Jubilee Medal and the Alberta Centennial Medal.

Mr. Cao enjoys
playing racket sports, downhill skiing, fishing, playing music and singing,
history reading, language learning and martial arts practice.

He has
established his home in Calgary for over the last 30 years with his wife, Kim
Hoang, an engineer and banking professional, and their three sons: William
(MBA; law, University of Calgary), Winston (engineer, University of Waterloo)
and Ulysses (biochemist, Queen’s University). They have one grandson so far.

June 6, 2012