Described by ‘Toronto Life’ as ‘a voice of reason’ and ‘a linchpin between the Chinese and non-Chinese communities in Canada’, Dr. Wong has been in the forefront of creating positive changes in Canada. Named ‘Man of the Year’ by the Toronto Star, Dr. Wong has spent decades promoting social justice to vulnerable groups of people in society, both in Canada and internationally. He has achieved remarkable success in the fields of fighting racism, promoting equitable participation, natural disaster relief, peace education and access to services particularly social and health services for seniors.
Dr. Wong founded Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care — a world-renowned organization for its innovation and excellent services to Chinese and other seniors in Canada. He led the development of the Centre, offering innovative and comprehensive services to seniors from the healthy to the frail under one roof.
Dr. Wong is a practicing family physician with a focus on geriatric care. Dr. Wong earned his Bachelor of Engineering (Hon. Electrical) from McGill University, a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and was honoured with a Doctor of Science (Hon.) degree from the University of Toronto.
Awards & Achievements
- Member, Order of Canada
- Honourary Doctorate, University of Toronto
- Canada 125th Anniversary Medal
- Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
- Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
- Canadian Citizenship Award
- Humanitarian Award, Canadian Red Cross
- Award of Merit, City of Toronto
- One of 50 most-influential Torontonians, Toronto Life magazine
- Man of the Year, Toronto Star
- Chinese Canadian Legend Award
- Korean Canadian Heritage Award
- Humanitarian Award, Beth Sholom Brotherhood
- Human Relations Award, Canadian Council of Christians and Jews
For over two decades, Amy has been recognized as a leader committed to improving access and equality for seniors, women and other disadvantaged communities. Through various leadership roles including co-founder of the CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses, Amy has made significant contributions to promoting and providing culturally-appropriate services and care to seniors.
Amy’s previous roles include Instructor of the International Social Workers Program at Ryerson University; Director of Community Support Services at WoodGreen Community Centre; and Executive Director of the Yee Hong Centre of Geriatric Care, where she oversaw a 200-bed long-term care facility with 230 staff and a $12 million budget.
Amy earned her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Toronto. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo.
Awards & Achievements
- YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Award for Access and Equity
- Immigrant Success Individual Award for Outstanding Innovation and Achievement in promoting Immigrant Inclusive HR practices, Toronto Regional Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)
Judy is responsible for Client Relations and Strategic Marketing for Peachtree. Before coming to Canada, she worked in the Shanghai Intermediate Court for 11 years as a Judge’s assistant. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Law at FuDan University as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Coaching from George Brown College. Judy was in charge of Community Outreach and Marketing when she worked at the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation for the past seven years.
Judy has strong connections with diverse enterprises, organizations and institutions in mainland China. She created an online forum to promote Peachtree, and members include government officials from the healthcare and civil affairs departments in China as well as professionals in the senior care industry in both Canada and China.