Member Statement Delivered: Monday April 2, 2012
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Ms. Soo Wong: Today, I would like to recognize Karen Peach and May Ye Lee, two very special women who were awarded Leading Women, Building Community awards this past Thursday for their work in the riding of Scarborough–Agincourt.
Karen Peach has served as the principal at David Lewis Public School for 11 years. She has been instrumental in building her school into one of the finest educational environments in the province of Ontario. In 2011, the school received the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement award for the effective use of EQAO data to enhance student learning.
Karen works towards building confidence and a positive mindset among her student body. She’s a mentor to her staff and provides essential leadership and support to her female staff and students.
May Ye Lee is a prominent and respected lawyer in the Scarborough community who’s continuously reaching out to those who are most vulnerable, including new immigrants and elderly members of the Chinese community. She’s a former member of the Scarborough Hospital Foundation and Scarborough hospital.
As a lifelong advocate of organ and tissue donation, May currently sits on the board of the Trillium Gift of Life Network. She also founded the Chinese Outreach Committee to encourage Scarborough’s Chinese community to become more engaged in local health issues.
Prosperous communities are built around those who are dedicated to improving the world around them. I’m proud to have these two wonderful women working to continue to build and make Scarborough–Agincourt a great place to live.