Edward is the co-founder of the ME & Lau Family Foundation and DD Community Connector, organizations that fund programs to support Chinese Canadians with intellectual disabilities. He is a retired board member at Community Living Toronto and Community Living York South. Edward is currently a board member at the APTUS Treatment Centre and the Vice Chair of the City of Markham’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility.
Edward was the co-author of the Ontario Trillium Foundation funded Spirit of Life publication, Moving Forward: A Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study for the Establishment of the Chinese Developmental Disability Services Council in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The findings of this research study had inspired Edward to create the ME & Lau Family Foundation and DD Community Connector.
Edward is a federal public servant. He has a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from Toronto Metropolitan University. Edward’s work portfolio involves overseeing operations at the Greater Toronto Areas, Kingston, Hamilton, Kitchener Waterloo, London, Windsor, Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, and Thunder Bay.
Edward and his wife, Michelle, received the 2023 Jim Turner Award for Outstanding Volunteerism from Community Living Toronto. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 and the Transport Canada National Award of Excellence in 2010.