The son of refugees, Kevin Vuong is dedicated to serving Canada for welcoming his parents when other countries were closing their borders to people in need. Prior to his election, he wore many hats as an entrepreneur, lecturer, and military officer.
Before being elected Member of Parliament for Spadina-Fort York, he was chief operating officer at one of Canada's leading govtech and knowledge management firms. His entrepreneurship ventures also included a rapid-response to the economic hardships brought by COVID-19 that developed Canada's first evidence-based reusable mask. This venture manufactured over 1 million masks locally, creating jobs for nearly 200 Canadians, with almost $500,000 in masks donated to frontline agencies and people in need.
In late 2020, Kevin was appointed Canada’s NATO 2030 Young Leader by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. 14 leaders were selected from across the 30-member Alliance to advise the Secretary General on NATO 2030 and the future of the Alliance.
Kevin also proudly serves in the Royal Canadian Navy at Her Majesty's Canadian Ship YORK. Previously, he was a weekly contributor on NEWSTALK 1010, and taught Financial Markets and Leadership at Western University and the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, respectively. His research has examined artificial intelligence and bias, the future of work and what it means for Canada, and the nation’s prosperity in the age of disruption.
Active in the community, Kevin is honoured to have had the privilege of serving as the first non-Indigenous President of the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto’s Board of Directors, and on the boards of the Vietnamese Association of Toronto and the Chinese Canadian National Council of Toronto.
Most recently, he served on the board of the NATO Association of Canada as Vice-President, the Together We Stand Foundation in support of Canada’s military families, and the Council of Presidents at Western where he was also Chair of the Dan Management Alumni Advisory Council. He was also a longstanding member of the United Way’s Speakers Bureau for over 9 years.