August 21, 2018 - Breakfast with Federal Minister of Immigration -The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen MP
Keynote Topic: Why Immigration Matters to our Economy
Join members of the Surrey Board of Trade and local business leaders for a conversation with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Ahmed D. Hussen, MP.
Once a newcomer to Canada himself, Minister Hussen will combine storytelling and facts to dispel common myths about immigrants and refugees. This event is part of the Minister’s cross country tour on “Why Immigration Matters” to start a conversation about the importance of immigration to grow our economy and the benefits at the local/community level.
Ahmed Hussen is the Member of Parliament for the riding of York South-Weston. A lawyer and social activist, he has a proven track record of leadership and community empowerment.
Born and raised in Somalia, Ahmed immigrated to Canada in 1993 where he settled in Regent Park and quickly gravitated towards public service. In 2002, he co-founded the Regent Park Community Council and was able to secure a $500 million revitalization project for Regent Park, all while ensuring the interests of the area’s nearly 15,000 residents were protected. Ahmed also served as the National President of the Canadian Somali Congress – a Somali community organization that works with national and regional authorities to advocate on issues of importance to Canadians of Somali heritage and strengthen civic engagement and integration. His results-driven reputation led to an invitation to join the task force for modernizing income security for adults in the Toronto City Summit Alliance.