Community Leadership Award

MCHB is our sister organization and we believe that much of the work MFRS does would not be possible without Yvonne, her leadership, humility, and the important relationships she has built over the years.
Our partnership and collaborations with Yvonne and MCHB have enhanced our capacity, as well as the capacity of many organizations, to serve immi-
grant and refugee families.
— Winnie Chow Horne

The committed leadership of Yvonne Chui, Executive Director and cofounder of the Multicultural Health Brokers was honoured at the 2017 Rise Awards. 

Yvonne has humbly but fiercely worked towards transformative change across sectors.


Yvonne with Sara

A Community of Leaders

Yvonne (right) shares the honour with her 'family' of cultural brokers including cofounder Sarah


Drawing on the practice of cultural brokering, Yvonne co-founded the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative, an organization committed to a culturally responsive, strength-based, and participatory model of practice. As an educator and social justice advocate, Yvonne is deeply committed to promoting awareness among systems, professionals, and service providers of the cultural and social context of immigrant and refugee health. She does so
by constantly focusing on capacity building and recognizing the resilience and strength of immigrant and refugee communities, despite their many and unrelenting challenges.

The Rise Awards celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of newcomers, immigrants,  & organizations for their commendable service to building strong communities through strong social, cultural, and economic development.