Josephine Pon

Josephine Pon

Calgary-Beddington

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About

Josephine Pon was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Beddington. She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services. She previously served as Alberta’s Minister of Seniors and Housing from 2019 to 2022.

When she was a child, her family immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong. The community welcomed them with open arms in supporting her family as they began their new life.

Before being elected to the Legislative Assembly, Josephine worked in the banking industry for over 20 years, holding various positions with three major chartered banks. Her experience has included roles in personal and commercial banking and as regional manager of business development, where she was responsible for multicultural banking and working with over 3,000 staff in the Prairie Region. She also worked at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), a crown corporation in mortgage insurance, as an international trade consultant and in the assisted housing department for the Prairie Region.

Josephine was also the Vice President of the Taste of Asia Group in Calgary, this executive role provided her the opportunity to enhance her corporate business experience, providing her hands-on insight into the current economic downturn

situation in Alberta and the challenges faced by people in this province, including business owners, employees, and grassroots Albertans.

Josephine has volunteered with numerous nonprofit organizations in Calgary and Edmonton throughout her life. She was a member of the working group on the Edmonton mayor’s Task Force to Eliminate Poverty, the board chair of Immigrant Services Calgary, chair of the ISC Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala, Vice President of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association and cultural adviser for the Glenbow Museum.

Josephine holds a Master of Science in Management from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.