Our Philanthropic Mission
Lang Yi Foundation is a new charitable organization founded by a consortium of philanthropic and accomplished community members. The foundation aims to create positive social impact, by providing programs and services to meet the needs of seniors in our communities. We believe in acting practically, in a timely manner, and bringing efficiency to all our efforts. Through this collaborative platform, we are dedicated to developing, promoting, and investing in innovative and sustainable programs and initiatives, that improve seniors’ aging experience.
Our Philanthropic Mission
Lang Yi Foundation is a new non-profit organization founded by a consortium of philanthropic and accomplished community members. The foundation aims to create positive social impact, by providing programs and services to meet the needs of seniors in our communities. We believe in acting practically, in a timely manner, and bringing efficiency to all our efforts. Through this collaborative platform, we are dedicated to developing, promoting, and investing in innovative and sustainable programs and initiatives, that improve seniors’ aging experience.
Mr. Wilson Tran
Chair DirectorMr. Wilson Tran is a Director and President of Corebridge Development Corporation with over 40 years of business and real estate experience. Notably, Corebridge has developed South Unionville Square, the first Asian theme mixed‐use development in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) comprising of a total of 600,000 square feet of retail and residential space in an integrated complex of indoor mall, offices, a high‐rise apartment and townhouses. His experience spans all asset classes from high-rise residential projects including Milliken Centre, a residential condominium tower in Markham, to low-rise residential projects including the Luxury Manors of Unionville, Joy Square Townhouses in Stouffville, and Greensborough Village.
More recently, he has developed Vista Park Place, an 115,000 square foot grocery anchored plaza with his partners Fieldgate Developments and the Longo’s Family. Corebridge is also currently developing an innovative 60 acre fully integrated mixed-use live-work community called Stouffville Commons, with over 1 million square feet of space comprising shared work space and maker space, innovation lab/incubator, a regional market, and residential uses.
Mr. Tran has strong relationships with an extensive network of philanthropic individuals and corporations. He has been supportive of many charitable organizations in the GTA and has spear headed the development and planning of over 1 Million square feet of non-profit/charity operated seniors living projects prior to founding Lang Yi Foundation.
Ms. Tracy Jones
DirectorTracy is a seasoned health care executive with over 20 years’ experience leading across many sectors to include home care, long term care, seniors housing, hospital and community sector within the public, private and not for profit sector. Over the past 12 years Tracy has focused on serving the seniors of Canada. She was the President of Preferred Health Care Services, subsidiary of Sienna Senior Living, and this organization provided both government funded and private home care services. Most recently, Tracy was the CEO of Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, a not for profit organization that has 4 long term care homes, 1 life lease building, 1 rent geared to income housing solution, a 10-bed hospice and a widely respected community service which provided meals on wheels, transportation, home care and a resource centre for the general public. Under Tracy’s leadership Yee Hong was awarded a Private Career College license and implemented a certified PSW program. In addition, an innovation lab was launched and several partnerships with leading research organizations and universities formed to drive new innovations to assist the aging population to remain independent. Under Tracy’s leadership Yee Hong was awarded 2020 Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture.
Tracy has a Master’s in Business Administration in the Innovative Leadership stream from Sandermoen School of Business/University of Fredericton and several Masters Certificates from Schulich School of Business/York University. Tracy has experience reporting to a Board as well has been a Board member on not for profit boards.
Mr. Patrick K. Martin
B.A., LL.B., B.C.L.
DirectorPatrick studied law at McGill University and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He graduated with distinction from the National Program at McGill, receiving a dual degree in Common Law and Civil Law in 1995, and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1997.
Patrick started his legal career with the boutique litigation firm, Bellmore & Moore, before moving to Teplitsky, Colson, where he developed an expertise in commercial litigation and employment law. The award that Patrick obtained for his client in the case of Baranowski v. Blinks Manufacturing Co. in 1999 remains the longest notice period ever awarded to an employee in a wrongful dismissal case in Ontario.
Patrick became a principal of Groia & Company in 2002 where he worked on some of the largest securities law cases in Canada and continued his practice commercial litigation and employment law, representing a number of large corporate employers.
Patrick opened his own law office in 2007 and currently practises exclusively in the area of civil litigation. He has successfully argued many trials and appeals and has negotiated countless settlements on behalf of his clients. He looks for creative approaches to solve legal problems and always works to ensure that his clients’ best interests are protected.
Patrick is an avid runner having completed a dozen marathons around the world. He also enjoys playing hockey and coaching his children’s teams.
Mr. Andrew Chan
DirectorMr. Chan is real estate consultant with over 15 years of experience. Prior to establishing Trevas Group Inc., Mr. Chan was a research, valuation, and advisory consultant at CBRE Limited and Altus Group Limited. Mr. Chan is a graduate of Schulich School of Business/York University and is also retired AACI professional appraiser designated by the Appraisal Institute of Canada. More recently, he was instrumental in obtaining land use permissions with the term “Selective Continuing Care” permitting seniors related institutional uses for a 10-acre parcel which may ultimately be developed into a full continuum of care seniors’ campus, comprising both long-term care and assisted-living options. He is currently involved in several creative land development and construction projects at various stages for his clients.
Mr. Clement He
DirectorMr. He is currently the President of Hai Yin Enterprises Ltd., a family owned diversified trading and investment firm. Mr. He has been involved in international textile trading over the past 10 years continuing his family’s century long legacy of servicing multi-national clothing and apparel brands. More recently, Hai Yin Enterprises Ltd. has amassed a portfolio of retail properties in Ontario. Their most recent venture includes an 115,000 square foot community retail shopping centre anchored by Longo’s and Rexall Pharmacy. This joint-venture project brought Canada’s first net-zero grocery store, using 35% less energy than average and producing 65% of its own energy.
Mr. John Tran
DirectorMr. Tran is currently the President of Paulsen & Company Ltd., specializing in consulting and management of private commercial mortgages, construction lending, and investments. Prior to establishing Paulsen & Company Ltd, Mr. Tran held related positions at Newbridge Mortgage Inc., Atlantic (HS) Financial Corporation, President’s Choice Financial and The Bank of Nova Scotia. Noteworthily, Mr. Tran has developed several creative financial products and structures targeting the agricultural industry to assist farming families with recapitalization, succession and estate planning. Mr. Tran’s ingenuity to structure deals has been vital to the financial success of many of his clients.
By adopting the following initiatives, we hope that we can create quality healthy living for our seniors.
Operating housing programs such as Life Lease Housing and Charitable Rental Housing for qualified seniors with needs
Delivering seminars and classes on healthy eating, exercise, and healthy aging
Organizing social events and programs to mitigate isolation and loneliness among seniors and their caregivers
Recruiting volunteers and forming a team of experts that provide geriatric and respite care, and promoting integrated wellness and medical care