February 12, TORONTO – CPAC Foundation announced at the press conference today that the 10th CPAC Education Day will be held on March 2, 2019 at Scarborough Civic Centre. The theme of this year’s Education Day is: Discover Your Possibilities.

Simu Liu, a Canadian Screen Award-nominated actor, writer and producer, best known for his role as Jung on the hit CBC comedy Kim’s Convenience, will be this year’s keynote speaker.

CPAC Education Day helps immigrant families understand the Canadian education system and prepare their children for their academic and career future. The event provides parents with information that can help their children with making informed decisions on their educational future through expert advice of those in the field.

Liu’s keynote presentation will draw from his own experiences as an immigrant to Canada as a child and his relationship with his parents to illustrate the challenges he faced discovering his own possibilities and ultimate success.  He will touch upon improving communication between immigrant parents and their Canadian educated children, how immigrant parents can help their kids develop their own possibilities through wiser education and career choices, and the value of maintaining Chinese culture and family upbringing within a Canadian context.

Eight CPAC Scholarships and Awards of year 2018 will be presented at Education Day. The recipients who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated social responsibility and community leadership will share their success stories.

In addition, three workshops will be presented by experienced educators, teachers, parents, career counsellors, and senior professional practitioners in English and Mandarin. The topics and details are:

1. Discover the Canadian School System: Public vs. Private, English vs. French Immersion, Gifted, TOPS, IB, AP or STEM, presented by a panel of teachers, parent & student in English and Mandarin.

2. Discover Your Choices in Education: High School Course Selection and University Selection, presented by a high school teacher & career counsellor in Mandarin.

3. Discover Your Possibilities in A Profession: Doctor, Lawyer, Accountant, or Marketer?  Presented by a panel of senior professionals in these fields in English.

“Education is key to a successful and prosperous future, and this  is a tenet of the CPAC Foundation,” said Richard Lim, President of CPAC Foundation. “Choices made today often dictate the outcomes of tomorrow. We are proud that since its inception in 2008, Education Day has provided thousands of students and parents with practical and valuable information to help them make informed decisions.”

CPAC Foundation wishes to thank all the donors and sponsors of this event, particularly the Presenting Sponsor TELUS.

The 10th Education Day is open to the public. Pre-register at https://www.cpac-canada.ca/2019eday/ for free entry. Light refreshments will be provided, and lucky draws will be open for all the participants.

Date:                  Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time:                 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location:         Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4N7

Cost:                  Free when pre-register online

Register at:     https://www.cpac-canada.ca/2019eday/

Enquiries:      416-298-7885 Ext. 101

About CPAC Foundation

The CPAC Foundation is a registered charity that raises funds in support of CPAC’s work. The CPAC Foundation also has its own education related initiatives and organizes activities that provide educational information to parents and students. It also provides scholarships and awards to secondary and post-secondary students who have demonstrated academic excellence and community leadership. Since 2000, the CPAC Foundation has given out more than 224 scholarships and awards with a total value of $278,000. It has also built two schools in poverty and disaster stricken areas in China.C

From left: Andi Shi, Executive Director of CPAC, Richard Lim, President of CPAC Foundation, Mia Wang, Trustee of CPAC Foundation
2019 CPAC Education Day Poster

President’s Message for 2019 Education Day Press Conference

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