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The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration discusses “From Refugees and Immigrants to Citizens”

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration

Maynard Kischer Stojicevic is proud to be a presenting sponsor for the Canadian Club Vancouver’s luncheon featuring The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on September 5th at the Terminal City Club.

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration

Minister Hussen will discuss: From Refugees and Immigrants to Citizens – Canada’s approach to immigration and its importance to economic growth and nation building.

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.

Hussen is the first Somali-Canadian elected to the House of Commons and subsequently became the first Somali-Canadian to serve in Cabinet.  He was appointed Minister of Immigration January 10 2017.

Hussen currently serves as the National President of the Canadian Somali Congress (CSC).  Under his leadership, the CSC partnered with the Canadian International Peace Project and Canadian Jewish Congress to establish the Canadian Somali-Jewish Mentorship Project. It is the first national mentoring and development project between a sizable Muslim community and the Jewish community.

In May 2010, the Canadian Somali Congress and Canadian International Peace Project also partnered with the Global Enrichment Foundation to launch the Somali Women Scholarship Program. Hussen acts as the program’s founding Director.

Until 2012, Hussen served as a sitting member of the Stephen Harper government’s Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security. Established in 2005, the panel brought together prominent members from a number of Canada’s cultural communities and government officials in order to discuss policy and program issues, and to promote dialogue and strengthen understanding between the national authorities and its electorate.

Before his entry into politics, Hussen practised Criminal Law, Immigration and Refugee Law, and Human Rights Law at his office in Toronto.

The Canadian Club focuses primarily on organizing events featuring guest speakers who share their knowledge and insight, the Club also remains involved in unique initiatives including citizenship ceremonies for ‘new Canadians’ and the BC-resident Order of Canada recipients luncheon. Furthermore, we acted as a leader in the 1920’s campaign to erect a cenotaph in Victory Square honouring Canada’s war veterans.

Maynard Kischer Stojicevic is a full service Canadian Immigration Law boutique based in Vancouver Canada.  The Canadian Immigration firm advises a range of institutions including individuals, public and private companies, universities, not-for profit organizations, as well as other law firms.

To register online and attend this event:

Luncheon Featuring The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Date and Time

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017  –  11:45 AM – 1:45 PM PDT


Terminal City Club  –  837 West Hastings Street

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