CPAC Education Day 2013

CPAC Education Day is an annual event aimed at providing information of the Canadian education system and promoting educational institutions and service providers in the immigrant community. As a leading organization serving newcomers and their families, CPAC has first-hand knowledge of their needs and barriers when it comes to education and CPAC Education Day serves to provide solutions to the challenges faced by thousands of parents and students in the immigrant community.

The Education Foundation of the Chinese Professionals Association of Canada hosted its first Education Day in 2008 in partnership with HSBC Bank Canada. It soon became a popular annual event and attracted participants from all ethnic communities in the GTA. Over 1,500 people attended Education Day 2012, a new record of attendance in the history of the event. For 2013, Education Day will no longer be held in a high school, but in a large, modern facility, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. It is expected to attract 2,000 participants.

About the Education Foundation of CPAC

Founded in 1999, the Education Foundation of CPAC is a registered charity with a mission to promote academic and professional excellence as well as community leadership in the immigrant community. The Education Foundation organizes training and education relatd events and provides scholarships, awards and bursaries to students with outstanding academic achievements and community involvement or the need for financial assistance.

For the 6th year running, we are once again proud to have HSBC Bank Canada as the Presenting Sponsor of CPAC Education Day 20 13. We expect over 2,000 participants from across the GTA.Speakers and exhibitors will come from various educational institutions including school boards, colleges, universities, and specialized programs. There will be breakout sessions, information booths and discussion groups on a wide range of topics.

Topics of Education Day 2013 include:

(1)  Secondary School Education

  • Brief introduction to the Canadian secondary education systems: public schools, private schools and catholic schools, etc.
  • Enrichment programs: IB/AP program and Gifted program
  • Selection of courses in a secondary school

(2)  Post-secondary Education

  • How to choose between a university and a college
  • Information on OSAP, scholarships and bursaries

(3)  Advice from Top University Students

  • How to apply to top universities
  • How to choose a co-op program
  • Career planning

(4)  Parent Support

  • Your role as a parent in your child’s education
  • How to prepare your child for the workplace

(5)  Other Information on Education

Free educational facilities and resources at community centers and libraries

(6)  Student Forum: University/college campus life

Event Details


Saturday,   October 19, 2013


10:30   a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater   Toronto5183 Sheppard Ave. E. Toronto ON M1B 5Z5

  416-298-7885 ext. 101
Online Registration: