Gary Ho, Founder and CEO of Tzu Chi Foundation Canada, holds a longstanding friendship with Humber College. He was a champion for the establishment of the first ever publicly funded Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program in Ontario. Mr. Ho extended his commitment to Humber College through the establishment of 50 thousand dollars in retention scholarships for the Traditional Chinese Medicine program students. Through his efforts, Humber College and the Tzu Chi Foundation Canada partnered to open Canada’s first on-campus Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic. Gary Ho has been a valued and dedicated partner of Humber's Traditional Chinese Medicine department, even before Humber was approved to offer the program.
Mr. Ho is known for spreading the good works of Tzu Chi through missions of charity, medicine, education, culture, international relief and environmental care. He is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally as a committed volunteer with the Tzu Chi Foundation, and has served on medical missions for over 20 natural disasters.
Gary Ho has achieved noted accomplishments throughout his career and his noted accomplishments include:
- 1991: Served as Head of Tzu Chi Honorary Directors and Coordinator for Mainland China Disaster Relief
- 1992 present: Served as Chief Executive Officer of Tzu Chi Foundation Canada
- 1994: Joint Coordinator for "Art and Compassion" Charity Auction
- 1998: Joined author of "Still Thoughts: Word of the master"
- 1999: Published" Compassion Without Borders"
- Published Challenges in 2000, English version in 2009 and Bahasa version in 2012
- 2012: Awarded Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal by Prime Minister Harper