CPAC Awards

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CPAC Professional Achievement Award 

The CPAC Professional Achievement Award (PAA) was established in 2009 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of immigrant professionals who have achieved outstanding success and prominent status in recognized professions. Past recipients include exceptional individuals such as Enhui Yang (scientist), Kelvin Tran (executive) and Chan Hon Goh (artist).

Candidates for the award must be

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are immigrants to Canada; and
  • Have achieved prominent success in their profession or in a professional field outside of their occupation (e.g., a celebrated poet whose occupation is teaching).

Nominations are encouraged from individuals across all professions and all regions of Canada.

Download the 2022 PAA nomination package here.

 

CPAC Young Achiever’s Award 

The CPAC Young Achiever’s Award (YAA) honours an outstanding young individual, aged 29 or younger, to celebrate their community contributions or professional or business achievements, locally or abroad. The award recognizes the individual’s work based on its distinction and/or positive social impact.

To be eligible for the award, the nominee must be:
- A Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; and
- Aged 29 years or younger on September 20, 2022

Eligible activities for consideration include:
- Professional or business successes

- Academic or technological discoveries, innovations or contributions

- Social entrepreneurship

- Community or social leadership and volunteerism

Please note:
- The nominee’s activities/accomplishments must have taken place within the last two years of the nomination deadline
- Academic grades are not an influencing factor

Download the 2022 YAA nomination package here.

 

Selection and Presentation

All nominations received will be submitted to an Award Selection Committee composed primarily of academic, professional and community leaders outside of CPAC.

The awards will be presented at the CPAC Annual Gala.

Past PAA Recipients

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2020-2021

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Yu Sun

2019

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Serena Chan

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Mingyao Liu

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Heyu Ni

2018

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Alex Fan

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Jianhong Wu

2017

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Susanne Hou

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Ming Li

2016

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Changhui Peng

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Andy Sun

2015

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Kue Young

2014

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Vincent WS Chan

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Chan-Hon Goh

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David Kuo

2013

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Kelvin Tran

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En-hui Yang

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Anna Yin

2011

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Luke M. W. Chan

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Ling Zhang 

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Jean Zu

2010

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Jing Ming Chen

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Ren-Ke Li

2009

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Patrick Chan

Outstanding Achievement Award

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Jinyan Li

Distinguished Professional Achievement Award

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Benjamin Deng

CPAC Success Award

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Yi Yong Wang

Special Contribution Award

Past YAA Recipients

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2020-2021

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Jason Xi

2019

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Clara Weng

2018

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Harvey Shi

2017

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Alissa Wang

2016

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Annie Zhang