Consultant Profile

Ann M. Wilson

Ann M. Wilson Former Citizenship Judge; Over 20 years of involvement with Canada Immigration

Member of the Society Canadian Immigration Consultants (CSIC)

Qualification

  • Innovative and competent professional with a successful performance record.
  • Demonstrated capability managing simultaneous projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Quick thinker who can master new concepts rapidly and convey them to others.
  • Adept at researching, organizing, reporting and presenting information.
  • Highly skilled in management, public relations and teaching.
  • Solid record of achievement in program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated skill organizing, coordinating and motivating groups.
  • Excellent communication, organization and problem solving skills.

Professional Recognition

  • Awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal 2002, in significant contribution to Canada, to their community or to their fellow Canadians.
  • Awarded Distinguish Alumni 2002, Global Citizen and Jurist, Northfield High School, Northfield, Minnesota, USA.
  • Awarded Racial Harmony 2000, in recognition of the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination from the Calgary Baha’i Community.
  • Awarded Women of Vision, November 1999-2000, Channel 7 Television.
  • Awarded Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, 1999 and 2000.
  • Appointed Citizenship Judge by His Excellency the Governor General in Council of Canada; presided in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia, 1993-1998.
  • Awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation of Canada 1992, in recognition of significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada.
  • Awarded the Haider Dhannani and Exceptional Service 1994, by the Minister of Advanced Education and Career Development, Alberta.
  • Awarded Honorary Member 2001, Calgary Vietnamese Canadian Association.
  • Appreciation Award 2000 in recognition of long time friendship and cooperation with Pakistan Canada Association.
  • Awarded Honorary Member 1998, Nigerian-Canadian Association of Calgary.

Experience

  • Policy and Procedural Development — Designed and implemented new policies and procedures within multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual and multi-cultural environment. Appointed 1997 member of National Steering Committee on Diversity Management, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  • Budget Preparation and Administration — Developed and administered $2,100,000 annual budget implementing salary audit.
  • Personal Management — Recruited, trained and supervised culturally diverse professional and administrative staff. Managed scheduling and workflow. Implemented automated office system and computerized intake system.
  • Program Development and Evaluation — Designed format, protocol and training for various programs. Established a comprehensive vocational assessment, recruitment and career development programs. Supervision of two agency evaluations regarding management and service: Council on Accreditation of Services for family and Children, N.Y., 1990.
  • Contract Negotiations and Compliance — Conducted negotiations for governmental, corporation and private foundation contracts. Ensured compliance with contracts from key governmental agencies.

Education

  • 1981-2000 Alberta Teacher’s Certificate (Provincial-Valid)
  • 1991-1993, 1999-2003 Human Resources Professional Certificate, Human Resources Institute of Alberta, Canada.
  • 1987 - 2002 Team Building for Supervisors & Managers, (#8-81159) Adult Further Education, University of Calgary.
  • 1990 Doctor of Education (enrolled in the program Columbia College-Calgary) Nova University - Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • 1973-1975 — M.A.T. Degree, Trinity College, Washington, D.C.
  • 1958-1961, 1968 — B.A. History’s, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, chosen SPAN representative to Spain.

Public Relations

  • Chairperson, of Canada Day Committee — Calgary and Area, 1996-2002 coordinated eleven day events for fifty members.
  • Guest Speaker, Scouts Canada Region, 45th Honors and Award Ceremony, Glenmore Inn, 2000.
  • Established Symposium for Canadian Entrepreneurs in International Ventures, 1996/97; hosted by the University of Calgary, Faculty of Management and Graduate Studies.
  • Solicited partnership for projects from corporate companies; Husky Oil Ltd, Hong Kong Bank of Canada, Canadian Pacific Railway and Shell (Canada) Ltd.
  • Appointed to Graduate Studies Committee, University of Calgary, 1995-1997.
  • Appointed to Abuse of Seniors Manual Committee, Kerby Centre, 1996-1997.
  • Co-Chair, 50th Anniversary of Canadian Citizenship, Citizenship & Immigration Canada, 1997.
  • Co-ordinator, Canadian Heritage Youth Poster Challenge Launch, Canadian Heritage, Calgary, 1997.
  • Co-ordinator, National Citizenship Week Citizenship Court, Citizenship and Immigration 1997.
  • Presided at twelve Citizenship Court Ceremonies in four days, totaling 4800 new citizens, 1997.

Cultural Understanding

  • Delivered speeches and workshops internationally and in Canada to non-government organizations, educational institutions and religious groups.
  • 1940-1980: Lived, studied and worked in Malta, Ethiopia, Thailand, Iran, East Pakistan (Bangladesh), Mexico, Germany, Canada, Finland, U.S., Panama.
  • Provided educational consultant information internationally and in North America.
  • Became Canadian Landed Immigrant July, 1983 and Canadian Citizen, April, 1991.