Kai Tao
About Kai
Who I am.
Kai Tao Portrait
Here for Markham-Unionville
Markham resident since 1994
Fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Holds 3 degrees: Master of Science in Administration (M.S.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
Understands Business and Entrepreneurship
President and CEO of a major international distributor in the Canadian oil heat industry
Industry expert and author of several industry manuals on oil furnace technology
Firm understanding of public and private sector decision-making processes
Proven consensus builder
Community Oriented
Three decades of community service
Raised tens of millions of dollars for humanitarian relief
Chair : Canadian Red Cross Society Home to Home Campaign
Member : National Disaster Service Advisory Committee of the Red Cross (2004-2007)
Chair of the National Flood Relief Campaigns of the Red Cross for the 1991 and 1998 China floods, 2008 Sichuan Earthquake and the most recent Alberta Fires Appeal
Conservatively Connected
Supported Patrick Brown’s leadership campaign, managed Scarborough Rouge River during leadership voting operation, active in leader’s by-election in Midland, ON and engaged community leaders and members to work take part in the leader’s community initiatives
Advisor to the successful Costas Menegakis for Richmond Hill MP campaign
Contributor to several municipal, provincial, and federal campaigns
Well connected in the media industry
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient (2012)
Order of Red Cross : Member Level (2010) from the Canadian Red Cross Society
National Citation (2008) from the Canadian Red Cross Society
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal recipient (2002)
Delivering the Goods Award from the Canadian Oil Heat Association (2001)
Cited for exemplary work during the SARS health emergency in York Region