Yan Chen, In 2021, she became a Director of the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter.
Witnessing the struggles that her family went through as new immigrants, Yan strives to improve lives of immigrant and racialized communities in her volunteer and professional work. Yan has worked as a settlement worker and is currently a community legal worker at the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic that provides free legal services to low-income individuals and families on poverty-related laws. Yan has extensive volunteer experience in mental health, youth empowerment, labour and migrant justice. Yan served as a co-chair for the Chinese Interagency Network Labour Committee and the Scarborough Community Benefits Network. Yan holds a Master of Social Work from University of Toronto.