Meiling Chia

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Meiling wants to make sure Burnaby’s public school system meets the needs of all children in the city.

Background

Meiling Chia was elected in 2011 and 2014 as a BCA-Burnaby Citizens School Trustee.

Born in Taiwan, Meiling and her family have lived in Burnaby since 1995. She is a former business owner of a local travel agency and currently works at the Surrey Tax Centre.

Like many parents with school age children, Meiling’s involvement in the community centres around the importance of her daughter’s education. She has participated in the local Parent Advisory Committee at her daughter’s school in Burnaby and has helped support numerous fundraising activities.

Meiling wants to make sure Burnaby’s public school system meets the needs of all children in the city and continues to be innovative, inclusive and providing safe, caring learning environments. She knows the BCA Trustees have a strong record of ensuring students in Burnaby receive top-notch education and opportunities for learning. Meiling wants to add to the success of the BCA School Trustees by getting involved and contributing her strong work ethic and has stepped forward for election as a Burnaby School Trustee.

Meiling realizes the importance of quality education in securing prosperous futures for our children and is seeking to work together with the BCA School Trustees with their ongoing success in making the Burnaby School District “leading-edge”.

She is fluent in English, Cantonese, Taiwanese and Mandarin.

Meiling and her husband are proud parents of a daughter who attends Burnaby public school and competes in figure skating with the club at Bill Copeland Sports Centre.

Meiling currently serves on the following Burnaby School Board Committees:
  • Member, Building & Grounds Committee
  • Member, Community Relations Committee
  • Member, Finance Committee
  • Member, Youth & Community Services Committee
  • Member, Policy Committee
  • District Parent Advisory Liaison
  • ESL Consortium – Member
  • BCSTA Provincial Council- Alternate
In the community:
  • Active in local Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) at her daughter’s school
  • Supportive fundraiser for PAC initiatives