|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Northern Hills|
March 3, 2008 – May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Gary Mar|
|Succeeded by||Jamie Kleinsteuber|
October 29, 1958 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Children||Jadine, Jason and Cordelia|
|Alma mater||University of Calgary|
Teresa Woo-Paw (simplified Chinese: 鲍胡嫈仪; traditional Chinese: 鮑胡嫈儀; pinyin: Bào-Hú Yīngyí; born October 29, 1958 in Hong Kong) is a Canadian politician and former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Calgary-Northern Hills as a Progressive Conservative.
Woo-Paw was born in Hong Kong. She graduated from the University of Calgary in 1982 with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and has been an active member of the Calgary-Mackay community for more than 30 years.
Prior to her election to the Legislature, Woo-Paw was employed as a private consultant providing diversity training, program facilitation and instruction. Throughout her career, she has worked for the Calgary Health Region, Cultural Diversity Institute, United Way of Calgary, the Canadian Red Cross, Calgary Board of Education, the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association and the Calgary Immigrant Aid Society. She has also founded six organizations, and served with several others. Amongst them are:
- Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
- Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
- Alberta Wild Rose Foundation
- Society for Cultural And Multicultural Programs
- Calgary Chinese Community Service Association (founding member)
- Southern Alberta Asian Heritage Foundation (founding member)
- Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary (founding Co-Chair)
Woo-Paw first sought public office in 1995 for the position of Public School Board Trustee for Wards 3 and 4 with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE), of which she was also the Chair. She ran for the position of Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the first time in the 2008 provincial election in the constituency of Calgary-Mackay. In that election, she received 48% of the vote. Woo-Paw currently serves as deputy-chair of the Standing Committee on Private Bills as well as a member of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Public Safety and Services, the Standing Committee on Public Safety and Services, and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
Woo-Paw is married to Borick Paw. The couple has three adult children: Jadine, Jason and Cordelia. Her active community involvement has earned her many prestigious awards including the Alberta Centennial Commemorative Award, the Queen's Jubilee Award for Multiculturalism and Community Services, the YWCA's Women of Distinction Award, the Immigrant of Distinction Award and Canada 125th Commemorative Award for Community Services.
|2008 Alberta general election results ( Calgary-Mackay )||Turnout 34.5%|
|Progressive Conservative||Teresa Woo-Paw||6,249||48%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Rob Gregory||1,608||12%|
|Alberta general election, 2012: Calgary-Northern Hills|
|Progressive Conservative||Teresa Woo-Paw||6,144||49.02%|
|New Democratic||Stephanie Westlund||694||5.54%|