Ai Tran has been named one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants for 2012. The prize, organized by Canadian Immigrant magazine, is ” a peoples’ choice award that recognizes people who have come to Canada and have made a positive difference living here.”
Past recipients of this prestigious prize include former Governor Generals Michaelle Jean and Adrienne Clarkson and Senator Vivienne Poy.
Tran has lived an inspirational life filled with many challenges, including living in a refugee camp in the Philippines for 12 years, where he spent much time counseling and helping others.
Since immigrating to Canada, he has become a leader in the Vietnamese-Canadian community. Upon completing his degree at McGill, Tran began his social work practice, specializing in identifying and developing appropriate strategies for culturally diverse communities.