Yenny Trinh is a lawyer, activist, and passionate leader in her community in Manitoba. She believes in representation, equitable access, and inclusion. She was born in Vietnam and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1985. Yenny was the first Vietnamese female lawyer in Manitoba and has proudly served the community since 2001. In 2015, Yenny Trinh co-founded a law firm, Mercado Trinh Law LLP. Yenny understands the needs for representation in the legal community and is a role model and mentor to young Asian people wanting to enter the legal fields. As a co-founding partner at her firm, she employs women of Asian descent, providing mentorship and support.
Yenny is dedicated to serving the community in her volunteer work, especially focused on working with historically and systemically marginalized communities. She is currently the President of the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba. She is a board member of the FascinAsian Film Festival. Over the years, Yenny has served as a board member of SCE Lifeworks and Innovative Life Options which are organizations that assist people with intellectual disabilities.
She won the Distinguished Service Award from Asian Women of Winnipeg Inc in 2021. She has previously been given the Community Service Award from the City of Winnipeg for her work with the Vietnamese community.