Ahlay Chin

A Local Hero

Ahlay Chin is the founder and executive director of the Chinese Mental Wellness Association of Canada. Ahlay, who was born and raised in Singapore, made her home in Richmond in 1992 where she lives with her husband, a retired journalist and philatelist.

The part of her job she loves the most is educating the community about mental health for prevention and early detection; helping to remove the stigma of mental illness; promoting mental wellness by networking with diverse groups, mental health professionals, agencies and associations; and training support groups for youth and adults.

If you are interested in learning more about the Chinese Mental Wellness Association or if you’d like to be a volunteer, visitwww.cmwac.ca or call 604-273-1791.

The organization is located at
#250-5276 Minoru Boulevard,
Richmond, B.C., V6X 2A9.

The Chinese Mental Wellness Association of Canada’s objective is to help and empower people in the community by supporting those with mental illness in recovery, self improvement and reducing its social stigma. Education is done through providing services on health issues and promoting mental wellness.

The organization serves as a “one-stop” for a wide range of supportive and referral services, as well as building support for promotion of recovery and well-being. Some of those services include: depression recovery program, family support sessions, advocacy for consumers and family members, Chinese-English translation and interpretation, referral services, traditional Chinese medicine and youth support group.

To get involved, the association offers a volunteer training program and support group. Fundraising events are held twice a year with fun activities held in support of the organization. One upcoming event is the Chinese Mental Wellness Association’s 15th Anniversary Fundraising Gala on September 10th at Michael J. Fox Theatre.


130-8040 Garden City Rd.
Richmond, BC, V6Y 2N9

Tel: (604) 775-0891
Fax: (604) 775-0999