Senior Advisory Board Member
Lieutenant Commander (retired) Albert Wong is a Citizenship Judge, a mentor, and a community leader.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Mr. Wong immigrated to Canada in 1971. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1976, immediately after receiving his Canadian citizenship, and served for 40 years before retiring in 2016. Mr. Wong was one of the top public affairs professionals within the military for strategic communications and worked on issues of national security, and emergency management. Mr. Wong had served on a UN peacekeeping mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia and worked with President Karzai and his cabinet to help strengthen government services in Afghanistan. In addition to serving as a Citizenship Judge in the Greater Toronto Area, Mr. Wong is the Chief Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Mr. Wong has dedicated a significant portion of his personal time to mentoring and helping others in Canada and abroad. He has acted as a mentor and served as a highly sought-after speaker for the Asian Canadian community, especially for those interested in military service. While in Afghanistan, he helped raise funds for an orphanage and a school for mentally handicapped children.
In Canada, he served as the Chair of the Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals and Businesses which raises funds for community initiatives and is a member of the Senate of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) a highland infantry unit in Hamilton.
For his various efforts, Mr. Wong has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Canadian Forces’ Decoration, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada medal, the United Nations Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia medal, the Canadian Peacekeeping Service medal, the South-West Asia Service Medal, the Vice-Regal Commendation, the Chinese Canadian Legend award, the Transformation for Public Service award and the NAAAP100 Honouree at the 2015 NAAAP Convention hosted in Dallas TX.