Ann Mak’s family was originally from Jiang Su Province,
China. Ann was born and grew up in Hong Kong. She taught at
a teacher’s college in Hong Kong. In 1990 Anne immigrated
to Canada with her husband and their two daughters and settled
in Windsor. Upon their arrival here, Ann volunteered to teach
Chinese at the Windsor Chinese Alliance Church. At that time
the Essex County Chinese Canadian Association had received funding
for a Citizenship Class and Anne was hired as the instructor.
After the Citizenship Class was over she was hired by the Essex
County School Board as an ESL (English as a Second Language)
program instructor at the Adult Learning Centre. She is now
teaching English at the Mason Educational Centre.
Both daughters are professionals; the eldest daughter is a family doctor and
the younger one is a pharmacist. Their integration into the mainstream society
is typical of the new generation of immigrants.