Minister of State (Seniors)
Richmond (British Columbia)
Alice Wong was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008. She was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism in November 2008.
Prior to entering federal politics, Ms. Wong operated several family businesses, including one specializing in research and education. She has worked as manager of international programs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, as well as coordinator of the Centre for Small Business and manager of international projects at the Vancouver Community College. She has also been a college lecturer and instructor at schools in Hong Kong and has extensive field experience in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Ms. Wong has served as a vice-president of several local community organizations and was a member of a number of local boards. She is also a guest host of current affairs programs on local Chinese and multicultural radio and television.
Ms. Wong moved to Canada 31 years ago from Hong Kong. She received her PhD in curriculum and instruction in 1993 from the University of British Columbia.
Ms. Wong and her husband, Enoch, have been married for over 25 years.
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