CPAC Calls for Nominations for 2022 Achievement Awards

July 27, Toronto – CPAC and CPAC Foundation invite members of the community to nominate candidates for their two annual awards, the Professional Achievement Award and Young Achiever’s Award.


CPAC Professional Achievement Award (PAA)

The CPAC 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.


CPAC Young Achiever’s Award (YAA)

The CPAC 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


Nomination and Selection Process

The nomination packages can be downloaded at

The completed Nomination Form, together with other materials, are required to be submitted through email to by September 20, 2022, Attention Awards Selection Committee. The Selection Committee is composed primarily of academic, professional and community leaders outside of CPAC.

The winning nominees will be notified in early October 2022.

The awards will be presented at the CPAC Annual Gala on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites. This year’s Gala will also be a celebration of CPAC’s 30th Anniversary.


About CPAC & CPAC Foundation

CPAC (formerly Chinese Professionals Association of Canada) is a not-for-profit organization that has served the internationally educated professionals community for three decades. The organization now has over 30,000 members from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds with a wide range of skills and professional training.

CPAC and CPAC Foundation provide programs that help new immigrants with their credential upgrading, cultural integration, employment, career advancement, and professional and leadership development. On their advocacy front, the organizations strive to advance human rights, racial equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and other values important to Chinese Canadians, through research, education and training, with the goal of achieving the full potential of a diverse and inclusive Canadian society.



If you have any questions regarding the PAA, YAA, or the CPAC Annual Gala, please do not hesitate to contact Joe Yang, Manager of Operations,  or (416) 298-7885 ext. 120.