ACCP Membership Presentation Series
Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals (BC) is proud to present:
“Why Our History Matters” - May 24, 2012 6:30 pm
Dr. Henry Yu
Associate Professor, UBC Department of History
Project Lead, Chinese Canadian Stories – A UBC-SFU Project
Since joining UBC in 2003, Prof. Henry Yu has worked closely with local community groups in Vancouver and across B.C. to recover the lost and ignored histories of trans-Pacific migrants to Canada. In particular, the understudied history of Chinese Canadians, who now make up over a third of the population of Vancouver and who have been the largest group of immigrants to Canada over the last two decades, has been the focus of his scholarly research, undergraduate and graduate student training, and community outreach initiative. He is the Director of the Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies (INSTRCC.ubc.ca) at UBC, and the Project Lead for the $1.175 million “Chinese Canadian Stories” project (chinesecanadian.ubc.ca) involving UBC, SFU, and a wide spectrum of academic and community collaborators. Prof. Yu is currently working on a trio of book projects that each aim to provide new perspectives on global and migration history–1) “Pacific Canada,” which explores the history of Canada as an engagement between trans-Pacific migrants, trans- Atlantic migrants, and First Nations and aboriginal peoples, 2) “The Cantonese Pacific,” which argues for the importance of understanding three centuries of trans-Pacific migration in the making of the contemporary world, and 3) “How Tiger Woods Lost His Stripes,” which examines the fascination with interracial sex.
Date: Thursday May 24, 2012
Place: The Arbutus Club, Strathcona Room (3rd floor,2001 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver
Time: 6:30 pm Registration and Networking
7:00 pm Dinner and presentation
Cost: $45 Members
*Special Offer for New MembersDinner Event & Membership $95 Regular $60 Students
(Regular Annual Membership Dues $80; Students $40)
by May 20. As space is limited, register early to secure your spot now! Please advise us immediately if you can no longer attend. Your cooperation is much appreciated. We hope to see you on May 24!
The ACCP is committed to fostering social responsibility and leadership of Chinese-Canadian professionals in serving the community through education, advocacy, and mentorship.
Peoples’ Voice Forum: Crisis in Health Care - Finding Solutions to B.C. Anesthesiologists Shortage
Date: Monday, April 16, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Oakridge Center Auditorium #507 - 650 West 41st Ave., Vancouver *
You are invited to a forum to learn about the critical shortage of anesthesiologists in B.C. that is affecting thousands of patients unable to access care when they need it most. Sponsored by the ACCP (Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals BC), the forum will focus discussion on solutions that could head off the court action set for April 18, which may negatively impact B.C. healthcare and the public system as a whole.
The panel will include top B.C. anesthesiologists who will present little-known information and facts about the issues to the public.
Community members, members of the BC Anesthesiologists Society (BCAS) and BC Medical Association (BCMA), as well as Dr. Moira Stilwell, MLA (Vancouver-Langara) will be in attendance. The public is invited to attend and express their views. Confirmed panelists include:
· Dr. Roland Orfaly, Executive Director, BC Anesthesiologists’ Society; Staff Anesthesiologist at Royal Columbian Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor UBC
· Dr. Ian Courtice, past-President BCMA, Staff Anesthesiologist at Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor UBC
· Dr. Steve Head, Staff Anesthesiologist, St. Paul’s Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor UBC
· Sue Hammell, MLA, Official Opposition Deputy House Leader; Deputy opposition critic for Health
In addition, representatives of the BCMA, the Ministry of Health, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, and the Vancouver MLAs have been invited to attend.
The ACCP is sponsoring this event as a service to the community, to enable citizens to engage in a constructive dialogue with their elected representatives on issues of public concern and importance.
*Directions: The Oakridge Auditorium entrance faces the west parking beside the Oakridge Seniors’ Center. The mall is located at the southwest corner of Cambie St. and 41st Ave. Public transit via the Canada Line at Oakridge-41st Station or several TransLink routes.
People's Voice 2011 Forum Nov 7
UPCOMING EVENTS and PROGRAMS
1. People's Voice 2012: a forum for citizens to engage in dialogue on community issues.
Event: Dialogue with B.C. Anesthesiologists
Date: Monday, April 2, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: The Richmond Caring Place
Room 340, 7000 Minoru Blvd., Richmond
This event is organized by the Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals (BC) as a public service for our community.
The purpose of the forum is to provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about the issues and concerns that led to the planned job action by B.C. anesthesiologists, and to engage in a constructive dialogue about possible solutions.
A panel discussion will include representatives from the B.C. Anesthesiologists' Society and the Department of Anesthesiology, Richmond Health Services.
This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Please arrive early since space is limited.
2. Conversational Mandarin for Lawyers 101 - Spring Session 2012
The Law Courts Center is offering a Spring session for Conversational Mandarin from May 10 to June 28: eight Thursday sessions from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
There is a special ACCP rate of $420 for ACCP members and Multi-Seat Rate (from the same ﬁrm and registrations are done at the same time); regular cost of the course is $448 per person which includes handouts and HST.
People's Voice 2011 Forum Nov 7
Dialogue with Candidates
October 23, 2011
Members and friends of ACCP are invited to attend the "People's Voice 2011", a unique forum on Nov. 7 for citizens and candidates to engage in a two-way dialogue on civic issues prior to the Nov 19 municipal elections.
This first-time event is co-organized by the Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals (ACCP), Civic Education Society (CES), Richmond Chinese Community Society (RCCS), and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. as a public service to enhance civic engagement and voter participation in Greater Vancouver.
The goals of this issue-based forum is to provide an opportunity for ordinary citizens' voices to be heard and candidates to respond to the people's concerns. The comments of participants and candidates' responses will be recorded and compiled into a special report. Media will also be invited.
Date: Monday, Nov. 7, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm Registration and Reception
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Forum
Place: Oakridge Auditorium, Unit 507-650 West 41st Ave. (beside the Senior's Center facing the south side of the Oakridge shopping mall parking lot).
Please RSVP to
to reserve your spot early, as space is limited.
Chinese Canadian professionals have special knowledge and insights to contribute to this public dialogue along with other members of the community on civic issues that affect all of us. The forum also provides a chance to speak directly to the candidates. We look forward to hearing your voice on Nov. 7.
Caroline Wang, MD
Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals (BC)
Conversational Mandarin for Lawyers:
A tool to enhance relationship building
The Law Courts Center is offering a 10-session "Conversational Mandarin for Lawyers" (Sept 22 to Nov 24, 2011) to enhance relationship building with Chinese clients. Please see attached poster for details of this new program that teaches language by profession.
Lawyers who are interested in this program are urged to register as soon as possible - please note the 10 Thursday sessions begins Sept 22 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Those interested in future sessions are also asked to contact the Law Courts Center.
Location: Law Courts Center 150-840 Howe St., Vancouver.
Instructor: Joanne Wen
For more information, please contact Dom Bautista, Executive Director Law Courts Center by:
Please see poster for registration details.
The ACCP commends the Law Courts Center for this initiative to build the Mandarin proficiency of lawyers that will enhance legal services to the growing population of Chinese in Vancouver.
Caroline Wang, MD
Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals (BC)
August 2011 ACCP BBQ - Deep Cove Panorama Park
Saturday August 20, from 5 to 9 pm
Dear ACCP member,
ACCP is hosting a summer BBQ for members to meet and get together while enjoying great food. Friends and new members are welcome.
Special thanks to member Terence Tsang for organizing this special BBQ for ACCP.
We hope that you will be able to join us for this enjoyable outdoor activity with friends and family members before the end of summer.
Caroline Wang, MD
Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals (BC)
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm.
Food: Malaysian beef satay, Vietnamese chicken wings, Korean beef ribs, BBQ Salmon with lemon and herbs plus salad and fruits
Drinks: pop and juice, no alcohol
Activities: volleyball and frisbee
Location: Deep Cove Panorama Park:
By Bus: to Deep Cove is #212 TransLink website: www.translink.ca
By Car: take the Second Narrows bridge to North Vancouver, turn right at the first exit to Dollarton Highway, go all the way to Deep Cove Road and Gallant Avenue, turn left to Panorama Drive and park your car in the public parking lot. The picnic/BBQ area is near the public washrooms.
$20 per person for ACCP members
$25 for non-ACCP member.
Half price for children 12 and under
Free for children under age 5
Pay by cash or cheque to ACCP.
To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please contact
Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Quarry Rock Hike - Deep Cove
Join ACCP members in a hike to Quarry Rock (also known as Grey Rock) along the scenic shores of Deep Cove in North Vancouver. A hiking trail along the eastern most section of Baden Powell Trail leads to spectacular views of Indian Arm and mountains around Belcarra. The hike is moderately difficult with an elevation gain of 100 meters but the rest of the hike is straight forward and downhill on the return trip.
When: Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Meet at 1:45 pm in front of the canoe rental area and the hike will begin promptly at 2 pm. Time of hike will be 45 minutes to one hour each way. The hike will be led by Raymond (cell is 604-889-2057). Note: a waiver form will need to be signed before the hike.
Take Highway 1 (Upper Levels highway) to the north end of the Second Narrows Bridge and take the first eastbound exit (Dollarton Highway) and follow the road all the way to Deep Cove. At Panormama Drive go left. Park right in the lot at Panorama Park.
To register for the hike: email
ACCP Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner
Join us for an enjoyable evening to meet other Chinese-Canadian Professionals for a dialogue on the future of ACCP to empower the voices of citizens and building community through education, advocacy, and mentorship. We welcome friends and new members.
Date: Sat. June 25, 2011
Place: The Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
5:00 pm Annual General Meeting (for members)
6:00 pm Reception & Dinner
Cost: $80 non-members (reduced); $70 members
Special rate for New Members: Dinner and Member Dues - $100
(Regular annual membership dues $50; Family dues $75)
Please bring cheque payable to ACCP and please register by Thurs June 23 to
or by calling 604.250.7778.
Thank you for your support!
ACCP Mentorship Session #4
Dr. Alphonsus Hui: The art and science of giving life to others.
A.C.C.P. is pleased to present another remarkable mentor in the Chinese professional community who will be our final speaker in the 2010 Fall/winter Mentor Program series.
Our guest speaker on May 24, 2011, will be Dr. Alphonsus Hui, Chairman of the New Life Stem Cell Society, and member of the Thanks Mom campaign (www.thanksmom.org) for stem cell donations. Dr. Hui is also a practising Family Doctor at Oakridge Centre.
Dr. Hui will talk about stem cell science and his experience on these important donor projects. He will also tell us about his remarkable journey from being a Hong Kong/foreign student in Canada 40 years ago, to becoming a new immigrant, and, about practising as a medical professional here over many years.
I hope you will be able to join us for Dr. Hui’s presentation on May 24, 2011, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the office of Koffman Kalef law firm, address: Suite 19fl - 885 Georgia St. Dinner will be provided. Dr. Hui’s presentation will take approximately 35 minutes.
Date and time: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Koffman Kalef law office, suite 19flr - 885 Georgia Street (dinner is generously sponsored by Koffman Kalef)
Cost: free for members, $20 for non-members
RSVP: Please rvsp to Selena Sit at
by May 20 at noon. As space is limited, you must rsvp to attend and please advise me immediately if you can no longer attend as a waiting list will be created if necessary. Your cooperation and understanding is much appreciated.
This is the last mentorship session for the current fiscal year so hope to see you there!
ACCP and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Annual Careers Day
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The ACCP and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. are pleased to present our annual Careers Day event on Saturday, May 28 from 1 to 5pm. Join us for a valuable opportunity to learn about different professions and to speak directly with professionals about their work and what it takes to get there.
We will have speakers from the fields of science, healthcare, corporate/commercial and the public service.
Click here for a complete list of speakers
For further information, please click on the following posters:
Thanks Mom Multi-ethnic Stem Cell Drive
Come join us at Metropolis at Metrotown for the Thanks Mom Multi-ethnic Stem Cell Drive on May 7th, 2011 (day before Mother's Day)! Mothers have given us life and we, in turn, can help give life to others through potential stem cell donation! Register as a potential stem cell donor by coming to our swabbing event and information booth.
Visit our website www.thanksmom.org or "Like" us on Facebook! Are you the OneMatch that could save someone's life? Join OneMatch!
Please click here for the poster 8.5"x11" or 11"x17") with all the details.
326 National Chinese Stem Cell Drive
Please click here for the poster with all the details.
UPDATED: ACCP Mentorship Session #3
"How to Present Yourself or Your Organization in the Media"
Approximately 20 people gathered at the offices of Wolverton Securities Ltd. in downtown Vancouver on Thursday, February 10 to enjoy a dinner of sushi and pizza and to listen to an enjoyable talk by Amanda Pi, senior editor of the news and current affairs department at Fairchild Television. Amanda provided us with an insider’s view of how to best present yourself and your organization by sharing with us the trade secrets of what both news reporters and camera people are looking for. Amanda also gave us tips on how to prepare yourself for an interview and what to expect during an interview.
Amanda has kindly agreed to share her power point presentation with us. A copy will be posted on our website shortly. We thank Amanda for her time and support, and we also like to thank Dale Nguyen and Linda Wong for organizing this event.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our next mentorship gathering. Details will be posted shortly.
Giving Girls a Chance
The BC Society for Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC) was founded in 2005 and it is a registered Canadian charity. In 6 years EGRC has sponsored 250 young women from impoverished rural areas of the Gansu province -the poorest province in China- to obtain a university education.
In 2009 and 2010 there were 76 sponsored students who graduated. 10 of these graduates were accepted into Masters Programs and are pursuing higher education. Other graduates are either working or in the process of finding work. Tien Ching, the founder of EGRC, travels to Gansu every August to personally meet and interview all the girls under the sponsorship and the ones applying the sponsorship. The funding for the new school year will be transferred to each student’s personal bank account at the end of August 2010, just before the new school year starts. This year there are 174 students received funding and currently studying at 92 universities in over 25 different cities throughout China.
The sponsored students not only benefit from the Society’s financial aid; they also learn and are inspired by the idea of “Giving”. Most of the students have expressed the desire to help others when are able to. Recently, a few graduate students who are employed have opened a joint bank account, and they encourage each other to save a small amount of money each month from their own income and plan to sponsor one or few girls to go to university next year.
ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE CANADIAN PROFESSIONALS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
2010-2011 Planning Committee
The Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals (ACCP) Mentorship Program is now gearing up for 2010 - 2011. With a focus on constantly improving the Mentorship Program and the experience of participants, we continually seek input from our members to make the Mentorship Program better year after year.
In order to achieve this goal, we want you to have a direct say in how you want to see the program perform this year. As such, we invite interested members to email Selena Sit at
if they wish to be part of the 2010-2011 Mentorship Program Planning Committee. We hope to have our first meeting in July.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Mentorship Program aims to make use of ACCP’s considerable membership resources to accomplish the following objectives:
- Increase networking within the ACCP membership;
- Provide professional development to young professionals; and
- Provide community service by giving mentorship to high school and university students.
A Look Back (and forward...)
by Edmond Wong, President
A look back...
In 2007, ACCP concluded its Glass Ceiling Initiative with an insightful talk by Senator Dr. Vivian Poy. An author, historian, and entrepreneur, Senator Poy was appointed to Canada's Senate in 1998 as our country's first Asian-Canadian Senator.
Read the transcript of the Speech to ACCP by Senator Poy at this link .
In the preceding event, ACCP hosted a public forum on the topic of the Glass Ceiling at the SUCCESS Choi Hall, attended by nearly 200 members of the general public, including men, women, teens, and Canadians of not only Chinese ethnicity, but of many of the other ethic groups across Canada. The event demonstrated to us that this issue that is pervasive throughout our society and that there is a need to address it.
The first event in the Glass Ceiling Initiative was a talk by leading sociologist Dr. Lloyd Wong , whose original research used statistical methods to prove the existence of inequalities in pay in his sample population. Unfortunately, due to lack of general awareness, unlike in the U.S., there is alack of funding to appropriately address this topic in Canada.
A look forward...
While there are many independent instances of personal success within the Chinese-Canadian community, as a whole, the community is under-represented in Canadian society. As integral members of this country, it is up to us to make our voices heard and to take leadership. And as leaders, there is no better group than the professionals who all people turn to for advice. The onus is upon us to change our society for the better, for our children, and for each other.
There are four ways in which ACCP can make a difference:
- Helping people to help themselves,
- Helping people to help each other.
- Generating awareness.
- Creating unity.
What is ACCP?
The Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals (ACCP) is a registered non-profit society with a mission to foster social responsibility and leadership of professionals to serve the community through advocacy, education, and mentoring of youths. We consist of a diverse membership ranging from scientists and physicians to lawyers and accountants, all working towards the common goal of providing social leadership and equality of opportunity for all Canadians.
Why is ACCP important?
Chinese-Canadians have a special place in Canadian history, contributing greatly to the growth and development of this country. However, Chinese-Canadians have fallen short of providing the social leadership of which they are capable, and their presence is visibly diminished at the highest levels of the corporate, political, and media world. The need for Chinese-Canadians to take a leadership role in shaping the social and political landscape and to participate in defining the future direction of the country is more pressing than ever.
The membership of ACCP represents a unique and powerful group within the population towards which all Canadians turn for advice and guidance. By drawing upon our skills, knowledge, and influence, the ACCP can positively influence matters of concern to the Canadian public, ensuring that the Chinese-Canadian facet of our society is adequately represented.
What does ACCP do?
We organize professional educational seminars, health workshops, youth education programs, and have organized radio programs providing legal, medical, and financial advice. Advocacy issues, particularly relating to equal representation of Chinese-Canadians at the highest levels of social, political, and corporate leadership is a fundamental raison-d'etre of the organization. By demonstrating goodwill and leadership, ACCP encourages the involvement of all Chinese-Canadians in matters affecting the country.
This fiscal year, ACCP continues to focus on the theme of the Glass Ceiling in Canada. "Glass Ceiling" refers to situations where the advancement of a qualified person is hindered due to reasons other than their ability to do their job.
ACCP held a number of key events in 2006 and 2007 on this topic which brought discussion and attention to this important subject matter. In 2008-2009, ACCP will continue to advocate on this topic and will work on the following key initiatives relating to this topic:
1) Online Public Database – to document cases of glass ceilings and other forms of discrimination within the Chinese Canadian community. This will empower us as a community to provide the ready statistics that would be necessary to lobby the government and public to recognize this as an important problem, and to overcome the scarcity of research and information on this subject currently.
2) Professional Development Seminar Series – a selection of topics dealing with overcoming the glass ceiling issue by educating our members on professional and career development skills. These will be offered from January to May 2009.
3) Mentorship Program – A new medical sciences group will be established this year. In conjunction with the law group, science/engineering group, and business/accounting/finance group, the mentorship groups play an important role in addressing the glass ceiling issue by providing a venue for discussion of the various issues relating to advancement in the respective professional fields.
4) Fundraising – Raise funds to further work on the glass ceiling issue. The Board has various ideas on how to use the funds raised, including to put the funds towards further research on the glass ceiling issue, or to sponsor the production of a documentary regarding the glass ceiling or related issue.
ACCP will continue to hold its regular events, like Careers Day and monthly socials.