January 19, 2017
Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen
Ahmed Hussen’s journey took him from Mogadishu to Toronto and then on to Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, where the former Somali refugee was recently named as the new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in a reshuffle of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet.
Ahmed Hussen is the Member of Parliament for the riding of York South-Weston, and a Member of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Born and raised in Somalia, Ahmed immigrated to Canada in 1993 as a 16-year old, where he settled in Regent Park and quickly gravitated towards public service.
Ahmed currently serves as the National President of the Canadian Somali Congress. In 2004, the Toronto Star recognized him as one of ten individuals in Toronto to have made substantial contributions to our community.