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Leo Yu

Leo Yu

Leo is a fundraising and development strategist, and an ethnic Chinese, fourth-generation Canadian from Vancouver, BC. He grew up attending a Roman Catholic Church in Chinatown, and is currently a member at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church. He has a BA in Psychology from Queen’s University, and a diploma in Marketing Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

After seven years as a sales manager in the conference services industry, Leo transitioned to the not-for-profit sector to follow his passion for social justice. He started his fundraising career at Pivot Legal Society, and now works at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ BC Office.

Leo serves as a Board member of the Hua Foundation, an initiative aimed at supporting ethnic Chinese (“Hua”) youth to strengthen their connections between culture, heritage, social change, and environmental sustainability. He loves cycling, and is a volunteer fundraising consultant at HUB Cycling, an organization helping to build healthier, happier, and more connected communities through cycling education and action.

“When I look around and see rising poverty and inequality, sexism, racism, religious persecution, and environmental destruction, I pray for the courage that I lack to be a radical social activist like Jesus.”

Articles:

Finding the courage to take action (Oct 7th)
What our leaders aren’t telling you: Jesus was a radical social activist
 (August 21st, 2015 in the Georgia Straight)

Connect with him at about.me/yuleow or @YuLeoW.

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