Chinese Ambassador Society

In an effort to build stronger community ties, and expand relationships with prospective contributors, Burnaby Hospital Foundation launched the Chinese Ambassador Society in April 2018.

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The Chinese Ambassador Society, with a membership comprised of local business and community leaders, has been mandated to work collaboratively with the Chinese community in promoting local events, and inspiring better engagement with Burnaby Hospital Foundation and hospital staff to ensure health care needs are being met for everyone in Burnaby Hospital’s catchment areas.

Since 2018, the Society has helped raise over $500,000 for Burnaby Hospital Foundation. 

Top (L-R): Leaf Alifu, Chris Dong, James Wang, Claire Wang, Henry Zhang

Bottom (L-R): Amy Zhou, Angela Zheng, Shuang Wang, Tina Guo, Catherine Liang

2019 Chinese Ambassador Society members:

  • Henry Zhang, Chair, Executive Director of
  • Chris Dong, Vice Chair, Burnaby Public Library Board Trustee
  • James Wang, City Councilor of Burnaby
  • Angela Zheng, Branch Manager, Burnaby Main Branch, Scotiabank
  • Lucy Zheng, President of Burnaby General Association of Chinese Community
  • Tracy Wang, Marketing Director, Fungo Holiday
  • Leaf Alifu, Founder and Director, Easyweb Studio
  • Brian Zhang, Chair, North America Arts Association
  • Shuang Wang, Founder and Artistic Director, Shuang Music School
  • Elaine Qin, Ph.D., President, LaPower Running Society; Founder& Executive Director, APASS Education Group
  • Tina Guo, President, Vancouver, Youngme Share and Serve Association
  • Amy Zhou, Director, Canada New Voyage Education Services and Consulting LTD
  • Catherine Liang, Director/Arbitrator, Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association; Co-founder and Vice President, Canadian Association for the Promotion of Oriental Culture
  • Selina Li, Community Member
  • Kristy James, CEO, Burnaby Hospital Foundation (staff)
  • Claire Wang, Director of Finance and Operations, Burnaby Hospital Foundation (staff)

Latest CAS News:

Community Rallying To Support Burnaby Hospital

In only a few days, our community has raised over $160,000 worth of cash and in-kind donations. The Foundation’s Chinese Ambassador Society (CAS) has played a very influential role in assisting and advocating for our hospital during this time.



On March 4th, Foundation CEO Kristy James was joined by Keltic Development representatives to celebrate the Vancouver based real estate development company.