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  Annie CHAN       

Ward 3

Councillor 

Markham 

Unionville

Platform by Annie Chan 

Ward 3 Councillor Markham Unionville 

 

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Markham 's small businesses. In view of the urgency to boost local economy, I have tasked myself to creative events where business owners interact productively with our constituents.

We need different varieties to stimulate the business within society. Economic benefits aside, proactive projects will foster harmony and energize interaction within the community. 

 

The pandemic also impacted the community with appalling figures in robberies, thefts and car jackings. I have been sparing no effort in alerting residents not only of greater vigilance but also of advising on preemptive mutual help. To this end, I see the need for policy level mechanism to fight crime.

 

Senior cares, particularly those in the medical and housing sectors, have grown in recent years that witnessed burgeoning demand in infrastructure and facilities. Markham City Council should be ready to provide a permanent network to integrate those facilities for the expanding need therein.

 

As a long-time veteran assisting in new immigrants and young families, I would work towards building a strong network that serves to further attract aspiring students and experts to Ward 3 college campuses. Such a network requires City Council of timely information and policy support, if top-notch experts are to be our target immigrants.

From the perspective of a working single mother as well as an enterprising citizen, I am fully committed to building a caring Ward 3 neighbourhood.

 

On election day please consider me Annie Chan to be your next Ward 3 councillor and trust in me to represent you and your family to build the community we all deserve!

陳莉玲競選萬錦第三區市議員 政綱

加拿大中小企業三年多以來在新冠疫情影響下都辛苦經營,不少小商戶甚至在倒閉邊緣中求存。決定參選萬錦市第三區市議員之際,我對商家困境感同身受,深信本區良好施政的重中之重,就是提振經濟、復甦企業。


積極而有創見的刺激經濟措施是刻不容緩的。我深信該等措施不但提高商業歲入,還會有利社區和諧,並且促進鄰舍互動。

 

疫情對經濟的打擊,直接或間接導致相關打劫、盜竊、偷車等罪案率飆升。因此,社區有必要加強滅罪意識,提高警覺。普通市民固然有責,競逐公職者更責無旁貸。我參選一大方向,就是致力爭取在政策層面設置互助機制,冀能聯合警方及政商力量,協助居民互助,減低罪惡率。

 

萬錦市另一當務之急是理順交通網絡,紓緩主要道路的瓶頸擁塞問題。由於目下輕鐵車站最北只開達Warden 我認為有確切需要把輕鐵伸延到萬錦第三區。萬錦市府須與省府和相關鄰市從長宏觀規劃,一則確保當區學生有「居得其所、行之暢順」的方便,讓其充分善用大學、文娛體育設施和資源舉辦活動,再則凝聚新移民和未適齡駕車者歸屬感,為吸引專才保留我區優勢。

 

我政綱另一政策重點,關乎增加長者護理服務和配套。環顧第三區最初發展到現在,入區定居區內的居民,當中長者屋和護老措施及無障礙等配套漸漸變得供不應求。萬錦市府無論從一般安老或特定防疫需要出發,均需訂定長遠策略,組織完備網絡以服務長者居民。

 

另外,大批專業新移民及準備組織小家庭人士之所以選擇定居第三區,皆因本區擁有師資優良的大中小學校舍和位處市際交通樞紐。相應的安居條件,例如家庭醫生、托兒服務、課後補習、課外活動、社區安全等配套已不可或缺;急需箇中服務者,不乏單親家庭及遠程離鄉就職的「太空人」,參政人也必須滿足此類居民的需要。

 

我深信,由一位女性及單親媽媽同理心出發,我的施政理念和內涵,必定為萬錦第三區種出繁榮碩果,創造社區新面貌;深信居民會認定,值得投我陳莉玲一票!

About Annie Chan.... 

 

Annie is originally from Hong Kong. She immigrated to Canada and has called Markham her home for 35 years, where she has raised her three children.  She studied Commercial Art and Design at the Ontario College of Arts and Design and continued to advance her studies at the University of Toronto, New College (majoring in Fine Arts). During her second
year in undergraduate studies, she managed her own TV post-production company for over ten years.  Annie's production company has done numerous television advertisements, Karaoke Television (KTV),  movie film and editing, both on screen and off-screen works.


During the 2000-2004 economic crisis, however along with a change in personal and work environments, Annie began her expertise in the field of real estate and mortgage in 2006 to the present.


In 2007, she had received her Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) designation and got the Real
Estate Broker designation in 2019.


Annie has three children who are now adults. Now that her kids are grown up, she has more time to serve her community in Markham. She has been involved with the Toronto Chinese Business Association as a Director. She was also 2nd Vice President of the Toronto Cathay Lions Club to help fundraise in servicing the community. She was also growing the membership of the Toronto Elegant Lions Club representing Chinese women in the Greater Toronto Area servicing the community.  She has taken on leadership roles as Co-Chair of the Toronto Cathay Lions Club 2016 New Year’s Eve event and Event Co-Chair of the Scarborough York Region Chinese Business Association in 2012 and 2014. 

 

Annie was Gala Co-Chair for the Federation Chinese Culinary of Canada and its purpose was to preserve  and promote Cantonese culinary arts.  She is currently at Atlantic Financial, a mortgage brokerage firm and at Century 21 Atria Realty Inc. as a Real Estate Broker specializing in buying and selling commercial, industrial and investment properties and residential properties.  Annie also assists new Canadians in settling down in Toronto and GTA, Canada, helping them in, among  other things, finding jobs and locating family doctors.


During last 15-plus years, Annie has fundraised for the Red Cross, Hong Fook Mental Health Association, Fu Hui Education, Care First Seniors and Community and the Stouffville Hospital, etc.

 

In 2014, Annie had helped raise funds for Scarborough York Region Chinese Business Association International Development Studies Co-op Scholarship for the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.


Annie is very passionate in promoting Chinese culture and sports. In 2017, She organized the Cultures of China WaterCube Cup Chinese Songs Contest for Overseas Chinese youths in Toronto. The event was aimed to preserve and promote Chinese culture to the next generation of Chinese youths through Chinese songs. The winners from 32 different cities will be sent to Beijing and will be trained by top rank musicians in China in the music camp.


In 2018, she organized the Changsha International Friendship City Youth Football Tournament and International Youth Football Summer Camp for the Markham Team. It was to promote the soccer summer camp to the next generation of Chinese youths. The teams are from different cities and countries competing against each other in Changsha, China.


Her community work as given her a strong sense of the Markham community.  In view of her passion and track record, electing Annie as Councillor will not only bring a fresh approach  but also professional perspective to the City of Markham.  She is committed in respecting taxpayers and working families. Markham is her home and giving back to
her community is her passion.

 

Community Involvement, Experiences and Awards

 

  • Vice-President of the Scarborough/York Region Chinese Business Association, 2012/2013, 2014-2016

  • Membership Director of the Toronto Elegant Lions Club, 2010/2011

  • 2nd Vice-President of the Toronto Elegant Lions Club, 2012/2013

  • Event Co-Chair of Scarborough/York Region Chinese Business Association, 2012/2014

  • Event Co-Chair of the Toronto Elegant Lions Club, 2011/2012 and 2015

  • Event Co-Chair of the Toronto Cathay Lions Club New Years Eve, 2016

  • 2nd Vice-President of the Toronto Cathay Lions Club 2017/2018

  • Director of the Toronto Chinese Business Association , 2020-2022

  • Canada 150th Anniversary Federal Medal Recipient & Certificant of Recognition 2019

  • Century 21 Canada 2020 3rd Quarter Outstanding Achievement Award of Excellence

  • Century 21 Canada 2021 3rd Quarter Outstanding Achievement Award of Excellence

陳莉玲簡歷 ...

陳莉玲(Annie)八十年代自香港移民來加,35 年來在楓葉國辛勤創業,孜孜不倦。當日心儀的萬錦新土壤,今日已穩穩地成為她第二故鄉,並在此培育了三名子女成材。


莉玲早年畢業於安省藝術設計學院,主修商業設計;及後到多倫多大學繼續專攻美術。學而優則 用,莉玲在大學二年級便雄心勃勃,以其所長,創辦並親手管理一家電視後期製作公司。Annie 在其公司悉心打拼、運籌帷幄,製作過多個電視廣告及KTV 項目,並深度參與多套電影之幕前籌劃以及幕後管理。


隨著2000 年至2004 年外圍出現經濟危機,莉玲深諳未雨綢繆何其重要,因此銳意自身改造以適應環境變遷:2006 年起進軍地產按揭専業。業績有目共睹,先後於2007 年取得「認可按揭專業人士」、2019 年取得「専地產經紀」資格。莉玲三名子女已成年,因此,在平衡照顧家庭和服務社會兩方面有更靈活調配空間。她積極參與多倫多華商會會務,以董事身份投入多個項目,建樹良多;另外在多倫多國泰獅子會第二副會長任內大力協助籌款,服務社群;而擔任多倫多雅賢獅子會董事期間,代表獅子會成功拓展大多倫多地區婦女會眾規模。


莉玲為國泰獅子會2016 年除夕賀歲晚會籌委會共同主席,也於2012 及2014 年先後擔任士嘉堡約克區華商會活動籌委會共同主席。此外,亦曾爲加拿大中華廚藝聯會美食大賽籌委會共同主席,協助聯會傳承及推廣廣東廚藝文化。凡此崗位,都證明莉玲領導有方,智略俱備!莉玲憑藉本身的敏銳觸覺,本著「投身萬錦,錦上添花」的信念,一直抖擻服務社區精神。無論工裏工餘,莉玲多年來都身體力行,在就業、醫護指南和人際交流等生活範疇協助初來乍到的新移民適應新環境。此中積累的服務經驗,使其孕育出對萬錦市一份强烈鄰舍歸屬感。施受由恩,推己及人。超過15 年來,莉玲在公共服務方面不遺餘力,相繼爲加拿大紅十字會、康福心理健康協會、耆暉會和萬錦多福醫院等多家機構籌款。


2014 年,莉玲爲士嘉堡約克區華商會之多倫多大學士嘉堡分校國際發展學實習計劃奬學金籌款,與莘莘學子鵠望同襟,集腋成裘。 在推廣中華文化體育方面,莉玲也熱情有加。2017 年組織 「文化中國·水立方杯」中文歌曲大賽多倫多賽區選拔賽,透過推展新一代歌藝活動傳揚華夏文化;来自全球32 個城市得奨者將前赴北京參加音樂營,接受中國頂級音樂人専訓。及至2018 年,莉玲協助長沙國際友好城市青少年足球錦標賽籌辦萬錦隊足球夏令營,大力推廣加拿大華裔青少年足球體育,選出本地精英同其他城市多支隊伍會師中國長沙比賽切磋。


至情而達理:莉玲兼且十分重視經世濟民,深明納稅人之可敬;她也深知持家責重,故此對打工一族家庭之同理心非比尋常。涓滴成河,勉力維多 。莉玲以萬錦為家,自然期盼其錦上添花。既然受益於美好家園,自當黽勉自強,計畫透過公職把美好推及社區。

 

陳莉玲Annie 就是以回饋社會、優化社區,作爲萬錦市議員選舉路途上的盡心承諾、畢生職志。

 

社區工作經驗及奬項

 

  • 士嘉堡約克區華商會2012/2013, 2014-2016 年副會長

  • 多倫多雅賢獅子會2010/2011 會籍事務會董

  • 多倫多雅賢獅子會 2012/2013 年第二副會長

  • 士嘉堡約克區華商會2012/2014 年活動籌委會共同主席

  • 多倫多雅賢獅子會 2011/2012 及 2015 年活動籌委會共同主席

  • 多倫多國泰獅子會2016 年除夕晚會籌委會共同主席

  • 多倫多國泰獅子會2017/2018 年第二副會長

  • 多倫多華商會2020-2022 年會董

  • 加拿大150 周年國慶奬章 (2019)

  • 加拿大21 世紀地產2020 年第三季度傑出成就奬

  • 加拿大21 世紀地產2021 年第三季度傑出成就奬

Latest Events

In 2019 Spring, Received Canada 150th Anniversary MEDAL FOR SERVICE (Federal Government) & CERTIFICATE Of RECOGNITION (Federal Government)

In 2019 Spring, Received Canada 150th Anniversary MEDAL FOR SERVICE (Federal Government) & CERTIFICATE Of RECOGNITION (Federal Government)

In 2019 Spring, Received Canada 150th Anniversary MEDAL FOR SERVICE (Federal Government) & CERTIFICATE Of RECOGNITION (Federal Government)

In 2012 Summer, As Co-Chair of the charity event to fundraising for Fu Hui Education Foundation (Toronto Elegant Lions Club)

Article community work

 

 

Article community work

In 2016 Dec , As Honorary Co-Chair of the Charity event to fundraising for  new equipment  of Stouffville Hospital, (Canada-HK New Horizon Lion Club)

In 2016 Dec , As Honorary Co-Chair of the Charity event to fundraising for  new equipment  of Stouffville Hospital, (Canada-HK New Horizon Lion Club)

In 2015 Spring, As the Charity Event Co-Chair to fundraising for Care First Senior Service Association Foundation (Toronto Elegant Lion Club)

In 2011 Christmas, As Co-Chair of a Charity Event to Fundraising for Red Cross Canada (Toronto Elegant Lions Club)

Article community work

In 2011 Summer, As Co-chair of a charity event to fundraising of HONG FOOK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (Toronto Elegant Lions Club)

Chinese cuisine

Committees of Confederation of Great Toronto Chines Business Association 2018 華商之夜 2018

34th Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival 2022

 

多倫多國際龍舟節 2022

 

34th Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival 2022
多倫多國際龍舟節 2022

Confederation Of Great Toronto Chinese Business Association 2022 大多市華商總會週年晚宴 2022

Confederation Of Great Toronto Chinese Business Association 2022 大多市華商總會週年晚宴 2022

Confederation Of Great Toronto Chinese Business Association 2022 大多市華商總會週年晚宴 2022

Confederation Of Great Toronto Chinese Business Association 2022 大多市華商總會週年晚宴 2022

2018 Horizon Gala press conference 

Credit : 

Team members 

Kenneth Chan 

William Chan Fayellis Akina 

Doris Wong 

Lester Lai 

Steven Chan

Angela

 

Media Advisor : KL Yan