Edward Lau

Edward Lau is a retired board member of Community Living Toronto for which he served on the board for 9 years and is currently a member of the Community Living Toronto Governance Committee and the Finance & Audit Committee. Edward is the award recipient of the 2023 Community Living Toronto 75th Anniversary Jim Turner Memorial Award for Voluntarism and a donor. Edward co-founded the ME & Lau Family Foundation to fund community programs that support people with intellectual disabilities. Edward is the Chair of the Markham Advisory Committee on Accessibility, a board member for the APTUS Treatment Centre, and a previous board member of Community Living York South.

Edward received his Master of Arts, Public Policy & Administration Degree from the Toronto Metropolitan University in 2009. Edward received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. Edward is a sibling of a person with intellectual disabilities. In 2011, Edward co-authored the Ontario Trillium Foundation funded 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).