Born in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, Québec, Canada, May (she/her) is mixed-race; a settler/ immigrant descendant of Chinese and white/ European/ Jewish ancestry. May is white-presenting and is an activist and supporter of many fights and struggles against violence and injustice including colonialism in Canada and around the world, anti-Asian racism, Islamophobia, anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, sexism and misogyny, classism and consumer capitalism, and other forms of systemic oppression. May currently lives in T'karonto.
May has a Master of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / University of Toronto. May has been facilitating anti-oppression training and education since 1997.
May has worked with non-profit organizations for over 30 years. She has worked as casual, part-time, and full-time front line staff, and as a manager, executive director, board member, and volunteer. She has progressive, practical, and dynamic perspectives about the different roles within non-profit organizations.
Organizations where May has worked
Chinese Canadian National Council - Toronto Chapter
Toronto Women's Bookstore
Good Jobs For All Campaign
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Past Clients of May Lui Consulting
Children's Peace Theatre
Parkdale Project Read
Dufferin Grove Housing Co-operative
Income Security Advocacy Centre
Canadian Association of University Teachers
"May Lui was a great resource and support for our Community Council and staff. In 2019 and 2020 she provided a series of workshops and trainings to our Board. She also guided us through HR and Finance Policy writing. May inspired confidence in our team and sparked some great conversations.
We are grateful for her clear and accessible approach to understanding legal and fiscal compliance matters, and for making writing and reviewing policy less scary!"
Karen Emerson, Artistic Director
- Children's Peace Theatre