Founder-Mr. Kim Hung

Mr. Kim Hung

September 20, 1951 - December 17 1996


Mr. Kim Hung is a founder of ASSIST. On June 13, 2006, he was inducted in the City of Edmonton Hall of Fame in recognition for his life's work in community services. The following is a brief biography of Mr. Hung.

Mr. Kim Hung spent the prime of his life in Edmonton. Upon his arrival in the late 1960’s as a University student from Hong Kong until his death in 1996, Mr. Hung dedicated himself selflessly to improving the quality of life for Edmonton’s Chinese community.
While still a student at the University of Alberta, Mr. Hung founded the Chinese Library Society where students socialized and read news from home. After graduation, Mr. Hung, with the assistance of his like-minded friends, founded the Chinese Graduates Association of Alberta with the goal of helping foreign students facing issues.

n his short but productive life, Mr. Hung founded many voluntary agencies. Of note are The Chinese Community Services Centre (now ASSIST Community Services Centre), the Chinese Bilingual Program within the Edmonton Public School System, the Edmonton Chinatown Multi-Cultural Centre, the Edmonton Chinese Elders’ Mansion II, the Chinese Benevolent Association Building and the Chinatown Gate as well as the Chinese Seniors Lodge.

Less known, but no less significant, is Mr. Hung’s informal ambassadorial role in introducing the City of Edmonton to potential investors in China. Twinning with the City of Harbin in China as sister city would not have been realized without the untiring effort of Mr. Hung. As such, our city is on the agenda of the Chinese Government.

Edmonton’s Chinese community describes Mr. Hung as “… a simple man with a caring heart.” Mr. Hung’s caring heart is in the fond memories of him throughout Edmonton’s Chinese community.

Hours of Services

Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed on weekend and statutory holidays

Services in the following languages

Arabic, English, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Kakwa, Punjabi, Russian, Tagalog and Urdu

Head Office

9649 – 105A Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5H 0M3
 
Phone: (780) 429-3111
Fax: (780) 424-7837
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Southwest Office

Unit 2, 810 Saddleback Road NW
Edmonton, AB T6J 4W4
 
Phone: (780) 429-3119
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