Achieve and Aspire ~ CPAC to Celebrate 30 Years of Service and Advocacy

Nov 1, TORONTO – CPAC, a multi-dimensional organization that is an association of internationally educated professionals, a career and skills development service provider, and a developing think tank that provides research-based support for the understanding and elimination of systemic barriers to equity, diversity, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary at its 2022 Annual Gala on November 27th, 2022 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North.

With the theme of “Achieve and Aspire,” the event will also raise funds for its research, training and public education initiatives to raise awareness of and combat anti-Asian racism and advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

The annual CPAC Gala is a premier social event in the GTA Asian communities. The event offers an excellent opportunity to engage with some of Toronto’s foremost business and community leaders amongst the Chinese, Asian and global communities.

The program of the gala event also includes the presentation of the CPAC Professional Achievement Award (PAA) and Young Achiever’s Award (YAA). These awards highlight the professional and community contributions of outstanding individuals and provide role models for members of the immigrant community.

The recipients of the 2022 CPAC Professional Achievement Award are internationally renowned scientist Gang Zheng and musician George Gao. Dr. Zheng is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cancer Nanomedicine and Professor of Medical Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science and Medical Science at the University of Toronto. He is also a Senior Scientist and Associate Research Director at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Dr. Gang Zheng, 2022 CPAC PAA winner

Mr. George Gao is a Germini-award nominated Canadian musician and world-famous erhu player and a renaissance artist. He has written and arranged music for films, TV and a Broadway musical, and has guest- performed around the world.

George Gao, 2022 CPAC PAA winner

This year’s YAA recipient is Miss Chen Chen, a Master’s student at the University of Toronto’s Department of Molecular Genetics and a recipient of the Ontario Service Award. Miss Chen is an outstanding youth leader who has advocated for underappreciated issues in her global community and for peers locally, such as promoting and contributing to the work of the Association for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia, raising awareness of health and wellbeing, and changing conditions of success for young people.

2022 CPAC YAA winner

CPAC gratefully acknowledges the generous donors and sponsors of the 2022 Annual Gala, particularly the Presenting Sponsor TD Insurance, Platinum Sponsors CPA Ontario, HSBC bank and CIBC Bank.


2022 CPAC Gala Event Details:

Date: Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm Reception, 6:00 pm Dinner

Venue:  Grand York Ballrooms

Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites

600 Highway 7, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2


Cost: $228 per regular ticket

$500 per VIP ticket

Registered charity number: 86430 6626 RR0001


About CPAC

CPAC is a professionals’ association with over 30,000 members, a career service provider for new immigrants and youth from underserved communities, and a research, training and education organization that facilitates the understanding and elimination of systemic barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion. While advocating for human rights and social justice, CPAC serves the community of internationally educated professionals and underprivileged youth with their credential recognition, cultural integration, skills training, employment, and career and leadership development.