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Ahmed Hussen’s remarkable journey from Somali refugee to Member of Parliament

Posted on: January 2, 2022

Episode 5 of First Generation, the Canadian Immigrant podcast series, features Ahmed Hussen, Somali refugee, lawyer and Member of Parliament.

Minister Hussen shares his inspirational journey – from a teenager trying to figure out how laundry machines work to advocating for community services for residents of Toronto’s Regent Park to entering public service to help make a difference in the lives of others like himself. He shares his experiences, learnings and advice for immigrants looking to make Canada home and ways that they can pay it forward to help others like themselves find their feet. Get ready to be inspired!

Host Farah Mohamed also discusses helpful resources for those on the immigrant journey with Canadian Immigrant editor Ramya Ramanathan.

Click below to listen. You can also find it on AppleSpotify or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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