Paul Chiang has a strong passion for public service, dedicating almost 30 years as an Officer with the York Regional Police and most recently worked in the Diversity and Cultural Resources Unit. He has called York region home for 32 years. His entire adult life, he has been guided by the servant leadership philosophy which guided his career with York Regional Police as a Sergeant. His dedication was rewarded with receiving the Police Exemplary Service medal, for his steadfast service to the community and was nominated by the City of Markham as the recipient of the Queen Diamond Jubilee medal.
Paul believes in a Pluralistic society, one that is inclusive of all peoples, and has been making a difference in Markham—Unionville. His close relationships with the congregations of Coptic Churches, Mosques, Hindu Temples, Greek Church and Sikh Temple have helped shape a safer and more welcoming community for seniors, families, youth, and new Canadians. His ability to speak many of the languages in our riding such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Hakka and Hubei has helped him forge strong connections with Markham-Unionville's diverse communities and bridge the gaps with local residents and police service agencies.
Paul’s years of volunteering with the Catholic Community Services of York Region, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the ‘Missionaries of the Poor’ orphanage in Kingston, Jamaica have helped advance access to education, support for community members, and alleviate global food insecurity.
Paul is motivated to work tirelessly to create change and create a world not only his constituents are proud to live in; but a legacy he is proud to leave behind for his own kids and grandkids.