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Naomi Alboim

Naomi Alboim is a Fellow, Adjunct Professor and Chair of the Policy Forum at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston. She is an active public policy consultant, advising governments and NGOs across Canada and in the Caribbean, Vietnam, Indonesia, Ghana and Kenya.

Previously, Ms. Alboim worked at senior levels in the Canadian federal and Ontario provincial governments for twenty-five years, including eight years as Deputy Minister in three different portfolios. Her areas of responsibility included immigration, human rights and equity, labour market training, workplace standards, culture, sport and recreation, as well as women’s, seniors’, disability and aboriginal issues.

She has written extensively on immigration and refugee issues, has been the Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) since its inception, and led Maytree’s immigration policy work for ten years as a Senior Fellow.

In 1979 Ms. Alboim was the federal coordinator of the Indochinese Refugee movement for the Ontario Region. She brings that particular experience to bear in her current work as one of the founders of Lifeline Syria.

Naomi Alboim is a recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals and is a member of the Order of Ontario.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, March 6

5:00pm EST