CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION

Voices of Canada

Irene Chu

March 24, 2019

Born in Shanghai, Irene Chu grew up in Hong Kong. She came to Canada in 1963 and stayed. Irene has been active as a volunteer in many sectors of society, including fundraising, health care, academia, finance, media and communications. She was a Canadian Citizenship Judge and a member of the Appeals Division of the Canada Immigration Appeals and Refugee Board.  Irene also worked as a producer of the 20-episode television drama series “Once Upon A Time in Toronto” and was the author of a book entitled: “RARE BREED: A Chinese Jewish Quest ”. She is currently working on a new manuscript about her childhood life in Shanghai.