Alex founded a successful medical software development company in 1982, one of the first businesses to settle in that area, providing business solutions for many of Ontario’s doctors and medical offices. The business continues to grow and invest in research annually, building advanced medical software platforms that reduce health care costs and increase efficiencies.
Passionate about giving back to his community, Alex has always volunteered throughout his career and has served on the board of directors for numerous non-profit organizations, helping seniors and youth including CAYRE (Community Alliance for York Region Education) and Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care. In 1997, he founded the S’port for Kids charitable foundation, which provided over $1 million during 18 years to community groups such as the Richmond Hill Soccer Club, allowing more than 50,000 less advantaged children participate in local sport programs.
Professionally, Alex has served as director and treasurer of the Medical Software Developer Association of Ontario (MSDAO). He was appointed to the Ontario Job and Investment Board and the Ontario Medical Association as a Cabinet Member of OMSBF (Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund) and has served as a Team Richmond Hill Business Ambassador.
Alex Yuan is the recipient of several honours and awards including: the Business Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Town of Richmond Hill, Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs, Outstanding Business Achievement award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Canadian Legend award from the Asian Business Network Association, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee award for volunteerism and Ontario Volunteer Service Award.
Alex currently sits as a Co-Chair for the Toronto Police Chinese Community Consultative Committee, serves as a member of Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association and was the National Chair of the Chinese-Canadian Conservative Association. He hosts a weekly public affairs radio program on municipal, provincial and national issues, addressing areas of interest to the Chinese-Canadian population.
Alex and his wife Lucy are the proud parents of two adult children and two precocious grandchild.