Amy Huwang is a Program Manager of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives program at the Department of Canadian Heritage, and formerly worked with the Integration team at the Department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada in both Calgary and Vancouver. She currently resides on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations and is grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and play on these lands.
Amy graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree, however realized rather quickly that life in a lab was not going to cut it. She made the transition to the public service and has spent the last ten years working with community organizations to develop and implement social programming and services for racialized communities, including newcomers to Canada. As a child of immigrant parents who struggled through their initial years in Canada, Amy believes that we all play a critical role in creating inclusive spaces that recognize the unique successes, challenges, and experiences of racialized and newcomer communities.