Alice Wong is an educator, entrepreneur and active community leader. Currently she is the Member of Parliament for Richmond Centre, British Columbia and is running for re-election in the next federal election.
First elected in 2008, Alice Wong has represented Richmond Centre in Ottawa continuously for the past 13 years, having been successfully re-elected in 2011, 2015, and 2019. During these years she has served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism, member of the cabinet as Minister of State (Seniors), shadow cabinet minister for Small Business and as shadow cabinet minister for Seniors.
Alice emigrated from Hong Kong in 1980, and in 1983 became a Canadian citizen. A life‐long learner, she obtained her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of British Columbia in 1993. She then worked at Kwantlen Polytechnic University until 2006 as faculty and Manager of International Programs. During these years, Alice also taught entrepreneurship and English as a Second Language at Vancouver Community College and started the Centre for Small Business, offering the very first English and Chinese small business management classes for immigrants.
Alice’s service to her community also includes volunteer work serving marginalized youth and women. She has coached and mentored women to be more financially independent through learning new job skills. She has also educated newcomers about Canada, appearing on an English television teaching series and guest hosting on local radio and TV programs.
Alice and her husband Enoch Wong have been married for over 40 years.
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