Member of Parliament for Scarborough Agincourt
Jean Yip is a devoted community leader who is committed to working with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to grow and strengthen our middle class. She understands what it takes to create new well-paying jobs for families in Scarborough—Agincourt.
Jean was born and raised in Scarborough—Agincourt and has deep roots in the community. Jean’s mother and father immigrated to Canada, and she grew up in Agincourt surrounded by their values of hard work, family, and compassion – values which she now instills in the three sons she raised with her late husband, Arnold Chan.
After completing her degree at the University of Toronto, Jean pursued a career in insurance and underwriting, and became a team leader in her field.
In recent years, she has focused on her community and her family, stepping up to serve Scarborough—Agincourt. She teaches Sunday school at her church, and has been involved with a number of organizations, including the STEM Fellowship Board of Directors which promotes computer literacy and programming capacity among youth.
In Parliament, Jean sits on the Public Accounts and Government Operations Committees where she helps hold government departments to account for how they implement policy decisions. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Liberal Seniors’ Caucus, as well as a member of the Liberal Housing Affordability Caucus and several others focused on the issues facing the people of Scarborough—Agincourt. Jean is a member of the Canada-China Legislative Association, as well as the Canada-Armenia and Canada-Philippines Parliamentary Friendship Groups.
Since being elected Jean has spoken in the House of Commons on many issues including Asian Heritage Month, National Seniors Day, and the Anniversary of Armenian Independence which can be viewed here along with her weekly Good News Video series.
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