• Recipient of numerous community and service awards
  • Member, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Toronto, since December 2004
  • Member, Board of Governors, Mount Sinai Hospital, since 2000
  • Member, Board of Governors, Yee Hong Wellness Foundation for Geriatric Care since 1999
  • Member, Board of Governors, CCC (Chinese Cultural Center)
  • Director, Richmond Hill & Markham Chinese Business Association, from 1993-2003
  • Fundraiser, Yee Hong Geriatric Care facilities, since 1993-2013
  • Fundraiser and Sponsor, Mount Sinai Hospital Events, since 2002
  • Co-Chair, Mount Sinai Pacific Bridge Fundraising Event, 2003
  • Volunteer and activist in the Toronto Chinese community, raising awareness and garnering support for social, cultural and economic issue
  • DFC Auto Group Inc., is an extension of Helen’s corporate volunteerism and the company is a major sponsor of the following events and charitable organizations:
  • Sponsor, Dragon Ball, an event that raises in excess of $1.5 million for the Yee Hong Geriatric Centers, various levels of sponsorship since 1989-2012
  • Sponsor, Fashion Cares 2004
  • Sponsor, Tzivos Hashem (Chabad) Toronto Children’s Program (Rabbi Yonah Vilenkin) since 2004, 2005. 2006. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Platinum Sponsor, Tzedakah Chapter of Toronto, Hadassah WIZO, “At Our Table” May 2006, 2007, June 2008
  • Sponsor, The Fashion Show, a Fund Raising event for the Princess Margaret Hospital’s work on Ovarian Cancer, 2005
  • Sponsor, Princess Margaret Hospital Lottery, annual raffle fundraising event, since 1995
  • Sponsor, Women in Capital Markets Events, 2005/2006
  • Sponsor Toronto Symphony event for Yo Yo Ma 2004
  • Sponsor, Toronto Symphony event for internationally acclaimed concert pianist Lang Lang, 2005
  • Sponsor, Princess Margaret Hospital dinner, recognizing Research Doctors for their outstanding contribution to research, 2005
  • Sponsor, Chinese Cultural Center Events for artists such as Susanne Hou, George Gau and others., since 2003
  • Sponsor, Annual Day at the Races fundraiser for the Arthritis & Autoimmune Research Centre Foundation (Dr. Edward Keystone Head Of Arthritis & Autoimmune Center, Mt Sinai Hospital), since 2004,
  • Platinum and Reception Sponsor AARC Day at the Races, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Sponsor, The International Bach Festival Toronto, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Sponsor, ‘Hole in One’ Perry Sound Country Club a Fundraising Event for the Shawanaga First Nation and contributor of food and school items
  • Annual participant, Toys R Us children’s fund raising event, “Reach for the Stars” in New York, 2004-2008
  • Scholarship Donor, York University for Science and Technology, Business Administration and Foreign Exchange Student Programs, since 2003
  • Host/Sponsor, The Ian Leggett Charity Annual Poker Night and Golf Event for the Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charity, 2006 and 2007
  • Sponsor, Regenerate Your Senses in Support of Regenerative Medicine, 2006-2008
  • Sponsor, Canada’s Multicultural Wedding Show, 2005
  • Sponsor, “Pillars of Strength Women of Vision…a Celebration” Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, Honoring Donna Hoolbrook & Rose Ziner, November 2006 (Jubilee Year, Meir Medical Center)
  • Presenting Sponsor, “Virtuoso Susanne Yi-Jia Hou” Violin Recital, at the Chinese Cultural Centre 2006 and 2007, Presented by the Chinese Artists Society of Toronto and Downtown Porsche.
  • Presenting Sponsor, Epilepsy Fund Raising Gala events “Out of the Shadows”, 2007-2008
  • Host/Sponsor, “Women in Capital Markets Mentor Luncheon” to educate WCM members about opportunities in the work place, and to share information about their job and career path, Dec 2006
  • Host Reception, Downtown Porsche March 2008, McEwen Capital for the 2008 PDAC Convention held at the Metro Convention Centre.
  • Host, Downtown Porsche, Susanne Yi-Jia Hou, Canada’s award winning Solo Concert Violinist, to launch the artist’s classical CD, 2007 and CD launch, May 2008
  • Host/Sponsor, Downtown Porsche April 2008, “Women Post” Courage your lead event with hosts Debbie Travis and Erin Davis
  • Host, Annual meeting Italian Chamber of Commerce, 2007
  • Sponsor, “Tribute Communities” York University Chair’s Cup Golf Tournament, May 2008
  • Presenting Sponsor, Chinese Cultural Center Theatre, “Yi-Jia Susanne Hou Live in Concert” “You Can Never Have Too Many Suites”, May 2008
  • Honorary Chair/Main Sponsor, Imperial Ball, “Shanghai Kaleidoscope Gala Night”, Royal Ontario Museum, May 2008
  • Host/Sponsor, “Alumni Harvard Club of Toronto”, Dec 2008
  • Platinum Sponsor, Rolex presents A Chinese New Years Celebration with Chan Hon Goh, Prima Ballerina of the National Ballet of Canada, January 31, 2009.
  • Title Sponsor “Valentine Concert by Juilliard Duo” Lang Ning Liu and Lu Wang February 14, 2009
  • Honorary Co-Chair/Honorary Patron, Imperial Ball at the Royal Ontario Museum, May 2009.
  • Sponsor, CHW Tzedakah Chapter of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO, Honoring Downtown Fine Cars for its dedication and generosity in making “At Our Table 2009” event incredibly successful. May 26, 2009, for Children, Women and Youth at risk in Israel
  • Exclusive Sponsor, “The Sisterhood Soiree” to raise one million dollars for the Canadian Women’s Hospital Foundation’s “Women Moving Women Campaign”, 2009-2010
  • Host/Sponsor, The Toronto Central Dental Society – “Smile” Modern Controversies in Preventive Dentistry serried, September 17, 2009
  • Entertainment Sponsor, “Featuring Michael J Fox,” George Stroumboulopoulos, Michael Adams and Bryan Adams, Finding the Cures for Disease, An Evening Celebrating Science, September 24, 2009, MaRS Centre, Toronto
  • Evening Sponsor, fundraising event for the Cabbagetown Cultural Arts Centre; “An Integral Affair” at the home of Dr. James Stewart on November 5, 2009; performance by young musical students from the Centre, with special performance by Emmanuel Vukovich “winner of Canada’s First Golden Violin and John McDowell Composer of the Oscar Winning Film “Born into Brothels”.
  • Host, “Firm Capital 2009 Leadership Sinai Dinner with Scientists” presentations for 14 Scientists, CTV Host Tom Hayes MC. November 12, 2009 at Downtown Porsche
  • Downtown Porsche, Annual Ladies only Advanced Driving School, since 2009, with live auctions in support of Mount Sinai Hospital Breast Cancer Unit and the Women’s College Hospital Foundation
  • Premium Sponsor, “International Lawyers Polo Tournament”, July 21-24, 2010, featured in Dolce Vita Magazine Fall 2010
  • Silver Sponsor, “Dream of the Red Chamber” CCCDA, performed by the Beijing Friendship Dance Company, 40th Anniversary of Canada-China Diplomatic Relations Celebration Performance
  • Corporate Sponsor “2011” Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur Award April 2011
  • Embracing our Diversity: Musical of the Orient, Taiwan Performing Arts. “ Post Event Reception Sponsor” April 2011
  • Sponsored the Inaugural Event for the ICCC (Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce) on May 5, 2011. A multicultural event that brought together several hundred of young entrepreneurs (age 25 to 40)
  • At Our Table “Jewels of the City” Evening Sponsor” May 2011
  • Patron Sponsor – Imperial Ball Chinese Cultural Center – May 28, 2011
  • Bronze Sponsor – League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith of Canada – June 21, 2011
  • Terry Fox Foundation — Supporter December 2011, 2012
  • Honorary Patron Imperial Ball – May 25, 2013 Royal York “Fairmont Hotel”
  • Valet Sponsor “The National Ballet of Canada “MAD HOT BALLET” June 12, 2013
  • Corporate Event Sponsor, Tzedakah Chapter of Toronto, June 2013, Karen & Marc Adler Residence.
  • The Royal Conservatory Reception Sponsor Presenting “Audra McDonald” September 28, 2013
  • 8th Annual Dream Gala Shooting for the Stars Sponsor, for the Abilities Centre in Whitby Ontario, October 26, 2013
  • Heart of Fashion Gala North York General Hospital “Fashionista Sponsor” November 2, 2013
  • Golden Sponsor Dragon Ball – Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation January 2014
  • Sponsor – ACCE May 2014 ( Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs)
  • Décor Sponsor – Weizmann Canada Science for the Benefit of Humanity – May 2014
  • Honorary Chair “Amore without Borders” in support for Doctors without Borders May 2014
  • Silver Sponsor “At Our Table” Tzedakah Chapter Canadian Hadassah-Wizo May 2014
  • Honorary Patron “Imperial Ball” Chinese Cultural Center of Toronto May 2014
  • Supporter of the “Porsche Miracle Drive Red Carpet Event” Tzivos Hashem of Canada July 2014
  • Supporter “Chung Ying Theatre Company” for the Chinese Cultural Center of Toronto – July 2014
  • Sponsor “The Royal Conservatory 2014.15 Season Gala” – “An Evening with Sir James Galway” October 25, 2014
  • Grand Prize Sponsor Audi A3 and Early Bird Sponsor – “The 26th Annual Dragon Ball – Benefit Gala for the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation – Centre of Geriatric Care” February 21, 2015

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