Accomplishments


Jean Bessie Lumb, C.M.

1919 – 2002

AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • 2017 Sept 13th: Jean Lumb Public School Groundbreaking!
  • New TDSB School to be built at Bathurst/Lakeshore:
  • 2017: Canada’s History: 36 More Great Women
  • 2009: Ontario Heritage Trust honours Chinese-Canadian community leader Jean Lumb with provincial plaque
  • 2007: Newcomer Champion Award Visionary: Archived Post
  • 2007 Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award
  • 2000 Order of the Knights of Rizal
  • 1997 Chinese Family and Health Cooperative, Mother of the Year Award
  • 1997 Elizabeth Fry Society, Rebel for a Cause Honoree
  • 1996 Tribute to Madam Jean Lumb Banquet, Mid-Autumn Gala for the Jean Lumb Awards
  • 1994 YWCA Women of Change Honour Roll
  • 1990 The Chinese Community Nursing Home for Greater Toronto, Tribute at the first annual Dragon Ball
  • 1984 City of Toronto Award of Merit
    • Special Sesquicentennial presentation on Civic Honours Day
    • First Chinese-Canadian woman
  • 1984 Award, Ontario Chinese Restaurant Association
  • 1983 Special Award to Honour Special Chinese Canadians, Presented by the Chinese Canadian National Council in honour of Chinese in Canada and their 125 years of continuous community
  • 1982 The Fran Deck Award
    • In recognition of Toronto’s leading contributor to the restaurant industry
    • First woman recipient
  • 1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Award
  • 1977 Governor General’s Award
  • 1973 – 1977 Kensington Towers, First woman to sit on the Board of Directors
  • 1976 Order of Canada
    • First Chinese-Canadian woman
    • First restauranteur
  • COMMUNITY WORK

    • 1994 – 2001 Citizenship Judge
    • 1994 – 2000 Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, Honourary Advisor
    • 1985 – 1999 Mount Sinai Hospital, Director
    • 1985 – 1998 University Settlement House, Patron
    • 1963 – 1998 Lem Si Ho Tong Family Association Women’s Group, President and Director
    • 1994 Yee Hong Chinese Nursing Home for Greater Toronto, Founding Director
    • 1994 Ontario Women’s Directorate, Honourary Member
    • 1992 Twinning of Chung King and Toronto, Advisory Board Member
    • 1987 – 1990 Summer Centres for Seniors, Director
    • 1986 – 1990 Canadian Music Competition for Ontario, Patron
    • 1973 – 1982 Ontario Advisory Council on Multiculturalism
    • 1970 – 1982 Women’s College Hospital, First Chinese-Canadian woman to sit on the Board of Governors
    • 1966 – 1982 Rotary-Laughlen Centre, First Chinese-Canadian woman to sit on the Board
    • 1970 Save Chinatown Campaign, Chairperson
    • 1959 – 1981 Kwong Chow Chop Suey House, Co-Owner and Director
    • 1950 – 1972 Women’s Association of the Chinese Dramatic Society, President and Director
    • 1959 – 1970 Chinese Community Dancers of Ontario, Director and Producer – Command Performance for a presentation to her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Ottawa, 1967
    • 1962 – 1968 University Settlement House, First Chinese-Canadian woman to sit on the Board of Directors
    • 1959 – 1967 Toronto Chinese Public School, Trustee and Director
    • 1957 Immigration Appeal Act, Only woman invited to Ottawa to represent Chinese families separated by immigration laws

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