Tara Teng – WOMAN of ACTION™

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is elated to Celebrate the Life of this young woman leader, one that woke up one day realizing that to reach inner fulfillment, she needed to expand her purpose for being.

Through her journey, she found that her passion directed her into a life of activism, a life that is devoted to raise awareness on one of our plant’s darkest activities: HUMAN SLAVERY.



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Tara Teng

Tara Teng (born August 16, 1988; Chinese name: Oi Kwan) is a Canadian human rights activist, beauty pageant winner, and professional public speaker. She grew up on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast and has a Bachelor of Education degree from Trinity Western University. She attends Re:Generation, a Canadian National Baptist Convention church that was planted by her father. Teng was named Miss BC World in 2010, Miss Canada in 2011, and Miss World Canada in 2012, despite withdrawing from the corresponding swimsuit competitions. She represented Canada at Miss World 2012 in Ordos City, China, and the Chinese government later added her name to its blacklist of keywords, which Teng believed was because she spoke about human rights issues and Jesus during the competition.

trinity western university logotara teng sitting in barn wearing jeans and black sweaterTara Teng was born to Terry and Lori Teng, both of whom are immigrants to Canada.

Teng’s ancestors came from both Southeast Asia and Western Europe; her father is Chinese Singaporean and her mother is European Canadian. At the age of two, Teng’s parents gave her the Chinese name Oi Kwan, meaning “loves groups of people“; she later said this name describes her well.

Her parents raised her on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast; she grew up in Powell River and later moved to Fort Langley in Langley, which is part of Metro Vancouver. In this community, which boasts a large Korean Canadian population, Teng became familiar with South Korean culture, and she was introduced to several other cultures at a young age.

Teng was home-schooled until the age of 15; she learned Mandarin Chinese, Malay, and Cantonese. In the fall of 2008, Teng began studying education with a focus in Spanish and English language at Trinity Western University (TWU), a Christian school in Langley. She hoped to become a high school language teacher. In 2010, Teng became the president of TWU’s International Social Justice Club, an organization of which she had previously been a member.

tara teng standing in front of university plaqueTeng spent four months of the fourth year of her degree studying at TWU’s Laurentian Leadership Centre (LLC) in Ottawa, participating in the Laurentian Leadership Program. While in Ottawa, she worked on Parliament Hill and did an internship with Joy Smith, Member of Parliament (MP) for Kildonan—St. Paul in Winnipeg, who had been working to implement laws to reduce the demand for prostitution in Canada.

As part of this year-long internship, Teng helped Smith to promote the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, Bill C-310, and general human trafficking awareness.

In January 2011, Teng hosted a screening of Enslaved and Exploited: The Story of Sex Trafficking in Canada at TWU. During her studies, Teng went on a month-long trip to Honduras and Guatemala where she taught English and learned Spanish as part of a three-week student exchange program. There, she held emaciated infants and visited a city landfill where people were picking food to eat out of the trash, which made her reflect on social justice and her Christian faith.

She later received her Bachelor of Education degree from TWU with a specialization in teaching secondary school.

Teng works full-time as an independent abolitionist against human trafficking, partnering with various organizations rather than working for one in particular.

The film Bangkok Girl inspired Teng to begin opposing human trafficking. Teng uses various social media to raise awareness about human trafficking, including a personal blog, Twitter, and Facebook.
In 2010, she used her position as Miss BC World to meet with Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to discuss a national plan for combatting human trafficking.

She has participated in awareness initiatives, including Buying Sex is Not a Sport, Freedom Week, and Ignite the Road to Justice. She calls for Canada to adopt a law to make purchasing sex illegal in the same way as Sweden’s Sex Purchase Act, which she said “has a proven success rate for protecting women in prostitution and decreasing human trafficking.”

Teng has called attention to ‘human trafficking‘ incidents relating to cocoa production in Ivory Coast, the textile industry in Asia, and sex trafficking in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. She helped convince Louie Giglio to make human trafficking a primary focus of the 2010 Passion Conference. She founded Undies for Africa, a charitable organization that sends panties and brassieres to Zambia. She also founded Send Love, a campaign to connect India’s Dalit children with children in North America.

joy smith foundation logoIn October 2012, the Joy Smith Foundation awarded Teng the International Freedom Award in recognition of her defence of human rights. The following month, she was one of thirty Langley residents to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Teng’s mother Lori is a businessperson and her father Terry is a pastor. At one of the churches where Terry pastored, Teng had a negative experience with people there when she was 15 years old. She has said she reacted to the situation by rejecting Christianity and by making selfish decisions about her apartment, car, job, and boyfriend. Five years later, she began to feel that her life lacked purpose; she left her job, became dissatisfied with her boyfriend and broke up with him, and found it difficult to pay for her car. She said that these difficulties made her realize that things work out poorly when she makes her own plans for her life, so she decided to live according to what she believed to be God’s plan from then onwards.

She said that she could almost hear the voice of God telling her what she was learning. She later wrote on her blog that, before this experience, she had only been a Christian in theory, but thenceforward was a Christian in Action. She said that, despite having grown up attending a church, she “didn’t really… meet the person of Jesus Christ until” 2009.

While growing up, she volunteered at sports camps and missions.

let me be a woman book coverTeng drew inspiration from Let Me Be a Woman, a book by Elisabeth Elliot.

She copied a prayer from the book, placed it above her bed, and began praying it daily from then onwards. Teng attends Re:Generation, a local church that was planted by her father, who is also the church’s pastor.

Re:Generation is located in Langley and is affiliated with the Canadian National Baptist Convention.

Teng believes that it is God’s will for her to work in opposition to human trafficking, and specifically that she raise awareness about human trafficking in Canada.

She said, “It’s God’s cause … If it was me doing all of this, it would have fallen apart a long time ago.”

She also considers fighting human trafficking to be a moral imperative. She said that she wants soli Deo gloria to be the theme of her life, meaning that God’s glory would always be her sole focus.

Teng is a professional public speaker and works full-time as an independent activist against human trafficking, partnering with various organizations rather than working for one in particular. She has partnered with World Vision International and has given speeches at events raising funds for International Justice Mission (IJM), which rescues children from brothels. She has gone around the world, helping human trafficking victims and speaking with government agencies on the subject. She has drawn attention to human trafficking incidents relating to cocoa production in Ivory Coast, the textile industry in Asia, and sex trafficking in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Teng has raised awareness about human trafficking in the Dominican Republic, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore. She has met with people who are not officially recognized by their government, and with heads of government.

In the United States, she mentored children in inner city Brooklyn and Harlem.

woman face with text overlay saying human rights human dignityTeng identifies herself as an abolitionist. She also considers herself a feminist, but uses the label “feminist” with reservation because she is concerned that it will make people think that she is a misandrist.

She calls herself a feminist because she believes that the most common human rights violations are those of women’s rights. Teng said that human trafficking is an issue in Canada and not just in developing countries, and that that no Canadian cities are free of it.

She said that she is encouraged by the people who daily join her cause and by the personal stories she hears.

In 2010, Teng said that 80% of human trafficking victims were female, and 50% were children.

What is Human Trafficking?

“Human Trafficking, also known as Modern Day Slavery, is the recruitment, transportation, or harbouring of persons for the purpose of exploitation, typically in the sex trade or forced labour. It is the fastest growing and second most lucrative criminal enterprise globally. Young girls and boys are taken from Canadian streets and sold abroad. Vulnerable internationals are coerced into prostitution in Canada. This is a crime that reaches all elements of our society.”

In 2011, she said that there were 27 million slaves around the world, together comprising a $32-billion-dollar industry, “more than Google, Nike, and Starbucks combined.” She said that the illegal drug trade is the only industry that generates a greater profit overall than human trafficking. In 2012, she said that human trafficking was the world’s fastest-growing crime. She also said that slavery had changed over the previous 200 years, but that its devastation remained the same, and that some trafficked sexual slaves are as young as 12 years old.

Teng placed the average age of victims in Canada at 13 and said that children in other countries are sold as young as age three.

little eighteen month old blonde girl imaged behind bars as she is trafficked for sex slaveryShe said that the youngest human trafficking victim she has ever worked with was 18 months old. She also advocates labelling human trafficking victims “not as prostitutes but prostituted [because nearly] 98% of the women don’t want to be in the industry,” which she argues is growing faster than any other industry in the world. Teng identified the root causes of human trafficking as being sexual objectification, political corruption, organized crime, and poverty.

In response to people attempting to legalize prostitution in Canada, Teng said, “you’re talking about an industry that capitalizes on racially oppressed women, on impoverished women, on minors, on children, it capitalizes on immigrants… I can’t believe that we’re having that conversation.” Teng has also argued that, throughout history, the legalization of prostitution has never made life safer for prostitutes and will not do so in the future either. Teng said that one of the biggest difficulties that needs to be overcome in addressing human trafficking is stereotypes of prostitutes; she said that she hates the term “hooker“. Teng uses various social media to raise awareness about human trafficking, including a personal blog, Twitter, and Facebook.

Political Activism

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Stephen Harper and Tara Teng standing Tara Teng used her position as Miss BC World to meet with Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to discuss the possibility of implementing the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking. (left to right: Harper, Teng)

In October 2010, Teng used her position as Miss BC World to meet with Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to discuss the possibility of implementing the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking. She spoke positively about the Parliament of Canada’s passing of An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentence for offences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen years), which established mandatory sentencing minima for those convicted with the trafficking of children. She said that more needed to be done politically on this matter, so she began to meet with MPs in the Metro Vancouver area.

In November 2011, Teng and Joy Smith spoke at a breakfast in the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul about issues such as Smith’s Private Member’s Bill C-310, which was eventually passed as An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons). Also that month, Smith partnered with Bruce Stanton, Assistant Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, to host a reception in Teng’s honour, at which she gave a speech to Senators and MPs about human trafficking and how to address it.

In January 2012, Teng, Todd Hauptman, and Danny Ferguson of Langley Youth Unlimited hosted an event called “Wake Up: A Night Against Exploitation” at Langley Township Civic Facility. A film, Enslaved and Exploited, was followed by a discussion facilitated by Langley’s two mayors about combatting sex trafficking.

Members of the Langley board of education and Derek Cooke, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superintendent in Langley, attended the event. One member of the audience recommended the creation of a human trafficking task force in Langley, which eventually came into existence. In April 2012, Teng and Hauptman presented Langley Township with their “End Exploitation Langley Action Plan”; they asked the township to accept the plan’s first two stages, which focused on prevention and education. Teng likened this portion of the plan to the Block Parent Program.

Public Awareness Initiatives

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Tara Teng participated in Toronto’s second annual Freedom Walk.

Teng participated in Buying Sex is Not a Sport, a campaign that took place during the 2010 Winter Olympics. In July 2011, Teng attended a screening of Enslaved and Exploited hosted by Five Stones Church as part of a series of documentary screenings at the Heritage Grill in New Westminster. That September, Teng participated in Toronto’s second annual Freedom Walk, hosted by Stop Child Trafficking Now, Freedom Relay Canada, and Oakville’s Free-Them.

In March 2011, Teng and Todd Hauptman organized the Freedom Week campaign in the Lower Mainland. Before the campaign, she was in talks with Not for Sale, Exodus Cry, and IJM. Speakers at the information session included Peter Fassbender, Mayor of the City of Langley; Mark Warawa, MP for Langley; and Jamie McIntosh, founder of IJM Canada. Teng expected 2,000 people to attend. Portions of the Fraser Highway were shut down to accommodate the events. Some of the week’s events were held in Surrey and Coquitlam, including a dance performance at Chandos Pattison Auditorium, a prayer meeting in Coquitlam, and a performance of Limbo, a human-trafficking-themed play, at Christian Life Assembly.

Also in 2011, Teng led the Ignite the Road to Justice Mission Tour, which began at Vancouver’s Coastal Church on August 14. The tour continued to Kamloops, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Ottawa, and St. Catharines. The tour came into being as a result of the Freedom Week campaign Teng had organized the spring prior. Teng’s team for the tour included singer Kevin Boese, former madam Tania Fiolleau, Anna Demian, and several human-trafficking informants, such as Glendene Grant, mother of human trafficking victim Jessie Foster.


tara teng speaking to school kids about human traffickingA photograph of a woman with brown hair and brown eyes facing the left and wearing a black jacket and a yellow shirt standing in front of a group of people

Tara Teng has spoken about human trafficking at many schools, including Walnut Grove Secondary School.

In early 2011, Teng spoke at Walnut Grove Secondary School and urged the school’s students to petition the Government of Canada to pass laws opposing human trafficking. She had been invited to speak at the school by student Anna Demian. In response to Teng’s visit, students at the school wrote to their MP, Mark Warawa. The day after the letters were delivered, Warawa approached Teng, saying that the letters had convinced him of the need for an action plan to combat human trafficking in Langley. That May, Teng hosted a concert called “Heart of Hope – Destination Thailand” at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley to raise funds for Samantha Pasielski and Janna Cressman to go on a six-month short-term mission to Thailand with Power to Change. Performers at the concert included The Source Dance Company, Zachary Park, and Courtney Bridge.

tara teng with three little girlsIn December 2011, Teng spoke about human trafficking at Rideau High School in Ontario, having been invited by Kourtney McCordic, a Grade 12 student and member of React, a group at the school that engages in social activism. Teng brought three petitions to the school for the students to sign. One called for Canada to adopt a law to make purchasing sex illegal in the same way as Sweden’s Sex Purchase Act, which Teng said “has a proven success rate for protecting women in prostitution and decreasing human trafficking.” A second petition sought to impose penalties for traffickers, while the other demanded the implementation of a national anti-human-trafficking strategy.

In 2012, Teng attended two Zumba fundraisers for anti-human-trafficking initiatives at Walnut Grove Secondary School, and gave the opening address at the March event. Teng’s speech at the school the previous February was one of the primary inspirations for these fundraisers. She gave a talk at Hillcrest Elementary School in June 2013.

Cambodia and Thailand

A photograph of a woman standing on a black table and wearing black high-heeled shoes and a red bikini while holding onto a silver pole. In the red-light district Patpong, Tara Teng partnered with Rahab Ministries Thailand to spend time with female human trafficking victims.

In June 2011, Teng visited poor towns and slums in Cambodia and Thailand in which none of the families still had their daughters; all had been sold into sexual slavery by their families. She spoke with the family members of human trafficking victims in these towns. She also spent time in red-light districts, visiting bars and brothels where she heard the stories of victims, many of whom were from Moldova and had been tricked into moving to Moscow under a false promise of work, shipped to Turkey to be broken in, and then moved to Thailand.

rehab ministries thailand photo of girl in purple dress held down by handOne of the red-light districts that Teng visited was Thailand’s Patpong, where she partnered with Rahab Ministries Thailand to spend time with female human trafficking survivors.

She sang them “I Give You My Heart”, and the women recognized the song and sang it back to her in Thai. Teng later said that “there has never been a more beautiful moment” in her life. While in Thailand, Teng spoke in Chiang Mai at the MTV Freedom Concert in support of MTV EXIT, a campaign to end human trafficking and exploitation.

She had an audience of 40,000 people, her biggest audience up until that point. The Cambodia trip was in partnership with Traffic Jam, an advocacy group; and World Orphans, another organization that opposes human trafficking. In Cambodia, she also visited Ratanak International, which works with children who have been sexually exploited commercially, and met with members of the Somaly Mam Foundation.

South Korea

In February 2012, Teng and David Batstone, president and co-founder of Not for Sale, were keynote speakers at the Freedom and Honor Conference in Seoul, South Korea. Teng also visited Paju where she met with Eco Gender, which runs aftercare centres for former human trafficking victims, and spoke about human trafficking at Onnuri Community Church, where she encouraged the members of the church to become involved with Eco Gender. Before arriving in the country, Teng researched the state of human trafficking in South Korea and found that sex trafficking is prevalent despite the illegality of prostitution in the country. She said that she was inspired to see Koreans beginning to combat human trafficking, found the awareness-raising work of Not for Sale Korea successful, and expected that this work would continue after she left the country.

Sri Lanka and the Philippines

In late 2012, as an ambassador for World Vision International, Teng travelled to villages in Sri Lanka and the Philippines to visit children sponsored by Canadians through this charitable organization. She was accompanied to Sri Lanka by MuchMusic VJ Sarah Taylor, pop singer Tyler Medeiros, and illustrator Gary Taxali.

large group of men and women holding posters saying stop slaveryIn Sri Lanka, she visited World Vision’s development programs in Thanamalvila Divisional Secretariat and Bogawantalawa to help fundraising efforts.

She had a near-death experience in rural Sri Lanka while being photographed feeding corn to a wild, adult elephant under an electric fence next to a road. Instead of grasping the corn, the elephant wrapped its trunk around Teng’s arm and began pulling her under the fence. She was rescued by villagers. Teng considered the trip the most exciting one she undertook during her year as Miss World Canada.

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A variety of people have joined with Tara Teng to oppose human trafficking.

In response to Teng’s opposition to human trafficking, several local churches have labelled themselves “justice churches” and have developed social-justice-related events and initiatives. Teng helped convince Louie Giglio to make human trafficking a primary focus of the 2010 Passion Conference; the conference raised 3 million dollars for anti-human-trafficking organizations.

Michelle Brock of Hope for the Sold wrote that Teng is “determined, motivated, and full of energy, but she is also humble, compassionate, and others-focused” and that “her passion to fight human trafficking is contagious.”

Bert Chen wrote to the Langley Advance expressing his disappointment that there were not more Langley young people like Teng active in social causes such as abolitionism. In May 2013, Gussie Kooijman, an adolescent girl, wrote an opinion piece that was published in the Times Colonist supporting Teng in raising awareness about prostitution and human trafficking in Canada; Kooijman supported the criminalization of the buying of sex rather than the selling of sex in Canada, in emulation of Sweden’s Sex Purchase Act. Ann Mainse of the “Full Circle” segment on 100 Huntley Street said that “many young girls see [Teng] as a vibrant, beautiful role model.”

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Tara Teng supports a variety of humanitarian organizations, including the Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation.

In 2009, while working for lingerie retailer Nectar Lingerie, Teng founded Undies for Africa, a charitable organization that sends panties and brassieres to Zambia, where another charitable organization, Villages of Hope, distributes the clothing to women there to raise their social statuses and help prevent their being sexually assaulted. Undies for Africa sent its first shipment of undergarments in April 2010, and Teng received many letters from Zambian girls and women expressing their appreciation. That October, Teng appeared at Diamond Delivery in support of fundraisers for the Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation.

In July, she was invited to be a special guest at Wellbrook Winery’s Summerfest in Delta, where she appeared at a booth run by Hope for Dalit Women, a local organization raising awareness about the Dalits and selling items handmade by Dalit women.

In November 2011, Teng attended a political debate between the mayoral candidates for both Langley City and Langley Township. At the debate, Teng asked candidate Mel Kositsky what his passion was, and Kositsky said his passion to be “helping others achieve their goals.” Although she is heterosexual, she marched in the Vancouver Pride Parade.

In October 2012, Teng appeared unannounced at restaurant Szechuan Chongqing in her capacity as Miss World Canada to mark its joining of the Ocean Wise program.

Teng supports marine conservation and likes to visit the Vancouver Aquarium, particularly because of the beluga whales there. Teng has also worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with homeless people there. After the suicide of Amanda Todd, Teng said that Todd lived with psychological resilience and courage that “is impacting millions of people’s lives around the world,” encouraging people to see those around them as family. Teng’s beauty pageant fame has also given her opportunities to model for fashion photo shoots.


A photograph of two women standing in front of a Christmas tree and smiling at the viewer, the woman on the right wearing a white sashTara Teng was awarded the International Freedom Award by the Joy Smith Foundation in recognition of her defence of human rights. (left to right: Smith, Teng)

In 2010, The Globe and Mail nominated Teng for its list of 25 Transformational Canadians because of her work in advocacy.

In 2011, Chatelaine named Teng one of Canada’s 29 Women of the Year for her activism. More specifically, she was named one of the “Hot 20 Under 30” for being a member of “the next generation of leaders in” her field; other young women named to this honour included Canadian Olympians and entrepreneurs. As part of International Women’s Day in March 2012, Teng was given an award by the Rotary Club of Langley Central to recognize her work in opposing human trafficking. Also that month, she was added to the Catalyst Conference’s Young Influencers List.

In April 2012, Teng was nominated for a Young Woman of Distinction Award at the Vancouver YWCA’s Women of Distinction Awards. She said she was excited about the nomination because the winner would choose the YWCA program that would receive Scotiabank’s CAD 1,000 donation. If Teng won the award, she intended to select a program seeking to prevent violence against women. On October 27, the Joy Smith Foundation held an event called “Honouring Heroes” in Toronto, at which the Foundation awarded Teng the International Freedom Award in recognition of her defence of human rights. That November, she was one of thirty Langley residents to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which recognizes exceptional contributions to one’s country and community. Marika Siewert nominated Teng for the medal and Mark Warawa performed the presentation. Teng called the medal a “huge honour” and expressed her hope that her reception of it would bring greater attention to the plight of human trafficking victims.

Teng first considered trying out for beauty pageants when she was a university student; she mentioned an article about the Miss BC World competition to a friend, who encouraged her to enter. Teng then went to an interview for the competition and was immediately accepted.

Three days later, she went on her trip to Honduras and Guatemala, where she fully decided to enter the competition, which takes place annually in Fort Langley.

At the 2010 competition, Teng competed against 45 other young women with whom she raised money for Cops for Cancer, totaling $32,000.

After winning the Miss BC World competition, Teng planned to compete in another pageant, but withdrew after discovering that it focused on body image and included a bikini competition. She said that she did not “want something like the bikini swimwear contest to water down [her] message” about human trafficking.

Within days of her withdrawal, the host of the Miss Canada competition added Teng on Facebook and asked her to compete for the Miss Canada title. Teng agreed to participate.

At the opening dinner for the contestants, Teng made a speech, saying that human trafficking is something that she has been fighting against for a long time, that she did not choose it simply as a beauty pageant platform, and that the judges should not pick her if they did not like her stance on the subject, because she would not change it for the sake of winning a pageant.

In 2012, on the basis of her physical appearance and anti-human-trafficking advocacy, the organizers of the Miss World Canada competition asked Teng to participate in their pageant, which was held in May 2012 at Richmond’s River Rock Casino Resort. Teng won this competition, despite withdrawing from the swimsuit portion of Miss World Canada, saying, “I really wanted what showcased who I am as an individual to be my character and my convictions and my integrity.”

Teng has never appeared in a swimsuit competition, and there are no images of her online in a swimsuit.

Tara Teng

“If you are coming to this site to follow a Beauty Queen, be advised – “I am not a beauty queen, I am an abolitionist”.

I do what I do because the world needs to know they were wrong about beauty. My cause is to amplify the voice of the marginalized, oppressed and exploited. I challenge the status quo and urge us to live outside of ourselves in remembrance of others. I am focused on raising a call for social justice and I am relentless to do everything I can to help end modern day slavery in our world today.”

With Conviction,

Tara Teng



, Tara is now an Embodiment Coach who works in the intersections of spirituality and sexuality. She helps people find their way back to their bodies, overcome shame, and dismantle purity culture in a way that is in alignment with their values and beliefs so that they can build a healthy, sexual ethic and thrive in freedom and wholeness.

Beyond her work, Tara is a TEDx Speaker, a former Miss Canada and was named Canada’s “Woman of the Year” in 2011. She is one of the Globe and Mail’s “Top 25 Most Transformational Canadians”, received an International Heroes award from the Joy Smith Foundation, as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of her vast human rights work.

In her personal life, Tara is a single mother to two young children. She continues to invest in her community as a mentor with the Miss BC leadership program, is an Ambassador for OneTWU and a Board Member of SheLoves Media Society.

She lives, works and plays on the unceded traditional territories of the Kwantlen, Matsqui, Katzie and Semiahmoo First Nations.

Every day is a new adventure!

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Brava Tara!


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