Paul Nguyen, M.S.M., O.M.C.
Founder and Editor
webmaster@jane-finch.com / @directorpaul
 
Paul Nguyen and Mark Simms at Jane-FinchPaul Nguyen is an award-winning activist and filmmaker from Toronto's Jane-Finch area. In 2004, he created Jane-Finch.com to change negative stereotypes about his community. Within a short period, his grassroots project became a national success story.
 
Paul's impact is recognized by political and community leaders across Canada. He is a public speaker and media commentator on race, crime and youth issues.
 
In 2006, he spent a year working with CBC's The Fifth Estate following the lives of gang-involved youth in the Gemini-Award nominated Lost in the Struggle.
 
Paul is a recipient of the Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism, William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations, Heritage Toronto Award, Canadian Ethnic Media Association Award, National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada Award, and the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship.
 
In 2012, Paul was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Prime Minister and Governor General at Rideau Hall for 'fighting stereotypes and acting as a role model and mentor for at-risk youth'. He is recognized as a Notable Canadian of Asian heritage by the Government of Canada. In 2015, Paul returned to Rideau Hall as a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal.
 
Paul Nguyen receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Governor General David Johnston
2015 Meritorious Service Medal
Paul Nguyen and Governor General of Canada David Johnston
 
 
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Paul Nguyen and Governor General David Johnston
2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, Paul Nguyen and Governor General of Canada David Johnston
 
Norm Kelly, Paul Nguyen, John Tory, Brad Duguid, Chin Lee
2015 Lunar New Year
Councillor Norm Kelly, Paul Nguyen, Mayor John Tory, MPP Brad Duguid, Councillor Chin Lee
 
 
Paul Nguyen receives the National Ethnic Press award from the Lt. Gov. of Ontario, David C. Onley
2012 National Ethnic Press and Media Council Award
Paul Nguyen with the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable David C. Onley
Paul Nguyen receives the Newcomer Champion Award from Hon. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
2011 Newcomer Champion Award
Paul Nguyen receives the Newcomer Champion Award from Hon. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Paul Nguyen, Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
2010 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism
Paul Nguyen, Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
 
Paul Nguyen, Hon. David C. Onley, Ontario Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
2010 Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship
Paul Nguyen, Hon. David C. Onley, Ontario Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
 
Toronto City Councillor Gord Perks, Paul Nguyen, Toronto Mayor David Miller
2009 William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations
Toronto City Councillor Gord Perks, Paul Nguyen, Toronto Mayor David Miller
 
Sam Trigila, Eve Lewis, Paul Nguyen, Sue Chun, Peter C. Ortved
2011 Heritage Toronto Award
Sam Trigila, Eve Lewis, Paul Nguyen, Sue Chun, Peter C. Ortved
 
Paul Nguyen accepts the Internet Award at the 32nd Annual CEMA Awards on OMNI Television
2010 Canadian Ethnic Media Association Award
Paul Nguyen accepts the 2010 CEMA Awards on OMNI Television
 
2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Journey to Freedom Day
 
2011 Newcomer Champion Awards on CBC
 
Lost in the Struggle: The Next Chapter (2012)
 
2009 City of Toronto Human Rights Awards
2010 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism
 
2010 Canadian Ethnic Media Association Awards on OMNI TV
Statement about Paul Nguyen in the House of Commons
 
Paul Nguyen on Sun TV's Canoe Live
2013 Aroni Image Award on CTV

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