Albert was appointed Citizenship Judge by the Government of Canada in June 2014. As an independent decision-maker, Judge Wong conducts hearings and presides over citizenship ceremonies in the Greater Toronto Area. Judge Wong had over thirty-nine years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces. He served in various public affairs positions with the military across Canada; on a UN peacekeeping mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia; with a multi-national headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark; and with a Strategic Advisory Team in Afghanistan. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He also served as the Chief Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from April 2013 to December 2020. He was awarded the Vice-Regal commendation in 2014. Judge Wong is a 2012 recipient of the Chinese Canadian Legend Award, the 2015 Transformation Award for Public Service, the 2015 NAAAP 100 Award by the North American Association of Asian Professionals, and the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Cambridge Food & Wine Society. He was named the 2016 Person of the Year by the Transformation Magazine. Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Judge Wong emigrated to Canada in 1971. An active community volunteer, Albert has made valuable leadership contributions to several organizations including as Chair of the Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals and Businesses (CPB) and currently supports various other community boards and organizations.
Darren Rea (last name pronounced "Ray") is currently a fourth-year university student at Haskayne School of Business majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Darren is active in leadership development practices and other means of developing oneself mentally, spiritually and socially. Darren is also an artist who creates paintings, poetry and other works and currently has paintings on display in downtown Calgary and in other local galleries. He has Cree Métis ancestry within him and feels as though this influences his art, spirituality, and life. Darren is happy & grateful to join in this important conversation and feels as though he may have some good insights to share. From Darren himself – "Thank you for this opportunity to share and give offerings."