Meet Our Speakers

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Hon. Mary Ng, P.C., M.P.

Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development

Deputy Minister Daniel Quan-Watson

The First and only Federal Deputy Minister of Chinese descent

Deputy Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Hon. Michael Lee, MLA

MLA for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

Hon. Teresa Woo-Paw Executive Council of Alberta

The first Canadian woman of Asian descent elected to the Alberta Legislature and Cabinet Minister in Alberta

Chair of Action, Chinese Canadians Together

Hon. Dr. Vivienne Poy

Former Senator, Chancellor Emerita of the University of Toronto

The first Canadian of Asian descent to be appointed to the Senate of Canada

Marsha Lederman

The Globe and Mail’s Western Arts Correspondent
Author, Kiss the Red Stairs

Eric Liu

Co-Founder and CEO of Citizen University
Former White House speechwriter and deputy domestic policy advisor
Author of A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American dream

Anto Chan

Master of Ceremonies

Kevin Chan

Global Policy Campaign Strategies Director at Meta Platforms

Jeannette Chau

P.Eng., MBA, CAE, CD

Sunshine Chen

Sunshine Creative Agency

Amira Elghawaby

Canada’s Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia

Mohammed Hashim

Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Dr. Jia Hu

CEO of 19 To Zero

Nathan Ip

MLA, Edmonton-South West

Siu Ming Kwok, PhD

The first Chinese Canadian elected President of Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators

Academic Director of the School of Public Policy at University of Calgary

Angela Lee

Director of Partnerships and Research, Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF)

Chief Kai Liu

President of the Indigenous Police Chiefs of Ontario Association (IPCO)

Samantha Louie-Poon

Board Vice-Chair, Centre for Race and Culture

Alan Ma

Co-Founder of Change Through Sport

Winnie Man Yin Pang

Director General, Corporate Communications, Public Education and Digital at Indigenous Services Canada

Patti Pon

Calgary Arts Development President & CEO

Wynn Quon

Board Director, Investor, Author

Christopher Tse

Educator, Organizer, and Writer

Albert Wong

The first Chief Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario of Chinese descent

Citizenship Judge

Leslie Woo

Chief Executive Officer, CivicAction

Michael Yee

Vice President, Retail and Financial Services, Canada Post