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Sophie Duan

Chair/Executive Director

Immigrated to Canada in 1997, Sophie was a specialist medical doctor back home.

She founded M-Bridge 2008 and has been chairing it since then. Through helping immigrants' integration with her blessed gifts and embracing the challenges of life regardless of circumstances, she has succeeded in becoming a social entrepreneur and community activist.

She is a culture integration trainer, communication and leadership coach. She owns a business of consulting & services in bridging business communications from diverse cultures to ensure appropriate content, market reach and understanding for both Chinese and Canadian/US markets

She is the Chair of  Chinese Advisory Council at United Way of Peel Region, and also sits on Chinese Advisory Committee at Peel Regional Police as a committee member. 

Alex Wei

Vice-Chair/Director of Marketing


The Vice-Principal of Aurora International School, the school in GTA in combination of Canadian Education and Chinese Education.

Brought over 10 years significant track of record in every marketing management position with MBA background, Alex Wei landed in Toronto 10 years ago.

He worked as a marketing director at a career college in Toronto for years, and with keen ability to creative thinking and work, he enjoys bringing business to great success for the college. Alex also co-funded M-Bridge in 2009 and has been vice-chairing it since then in helping immigrants integrate into Canadian society. He participates community activities with great enthusiasm and use his public speech and positive communication skills to influence peoples around him.

Now he brings all his experience and passion into his business as a real estate agent to serve others.

Joe Daniel

Director of Strategy & Leadership

A Politician, Professor, Engineer and Businessman.

He is a former MP of Canada and holds the Honorary Doctor Degree of Laws, the Master Degree of Telecommunication and the Bachelor Degree in Engineering. He currently is teaching Telecoms Instrumentation and Engineering Practice at Centennial College. 

He was a Helicopter Systems Engineer in England, Electronic Engineer and Senior Global Program Manager with Celestica in Canada, and professor of Telecommunications Engineering and Electronics & Computer Science. He also owned a printing business. 

During his term of MP, he provided tremendous support and help to communities and immigrants. He dedicates in education and leadership training and has hosted many lectures and programs in communication and leadership. He also sits on Multucultural Board of World Vision.


Crane Shao

Secretary/Director of Project Management

Holding a master degree of engineering, Crane started his career developing hardware for intelligent electronics product, then software, then took on managing projects in China.

After landing in Canada in 2008, while pursuing his profession development in engineering field, he started actively getting involved in community activities and has been a board member of M-Bridge since then. His actions and leadership have contributed to M-Bridge’s growth and Immigrant Talk project.

He is a graduate of Landmark’s Team Management and Leadership program, from where he discovered his inner power of being a leader in life and community. He likes travel and has been living in different cities in both China and Canada.

Kevin Lin

Director of Business Development

With over 15 years multi-faceted experience in management, operation, training, coaching, corporate sales and marketing for Private, Non-profit and Education sectors, he currently is the Chief Executive Officer at WES Education Group. He used to be the Manager of Career Hub in Conestoga College, the Manager of Career Adviser/Career Adviser/Instructor at George Brown College,  Manage of Student Success at Seneca College. 

Trained in Chemistry Engineering, he was a Marketing Specialist for GE Advanced Materials in China before immigrating to Canada