Tara Teng is a TV host, Miss World Canada 2012, Birth Doula, human rights activist, and works with various organizations around the world to combat gender-based violence and human trafficking. She regularly works internationally to support impoverished villages through community development and raising the socio-economic status of women. Her advocacy work has helped to pass new laws in Canada that protect victims of human trafficking and she has established Canada’s first Municipal Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking. She was named Canada’s “Woman on the Year” in 2011, named one of the Globe and Mail’s “Top 25 Most Transformational Canadians”, received an International Heroes award from the Joy Smith Foundation, as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of her vast human rights work.
Today Tara can be found enjoying the majestic beauty of Canada’s west coast with her husband and son. She continues to invest in her community as a mentor with the Miss BC leadership program and serves on the Board of Directors for Reigning Grace Society, an local organization that assists women exiting sexual exploitation and addictions.
She blogs at www.tarateng.com and can be found on Twitter and Instagram as @misstarateng.