Don’t miss this Saturday’s Education Day 2014: Connect students to better education

Hosted by the Education Foundation of CPAC and sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada, CPAC Education Day is the largest education related event in GTA’s Chinese Community. The main purpose of this annual event is to provide newcomer families with information on the Canadian education system and related services, helping students and parents succeed in their new life in Canada. Since its inception 6 years ago, this event has provided over 10,000 student and parents with practical information about education in this country.

The 7th CPAC Education Day will be held on October 25th, 2014 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel (600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill ON L4B 1B2). To date, more than thirty educational exhibitors have confirmed their attendance. More than 1500 students and parents are expected to attend this year’s event.

Education Day gives students and parents information using a range of formats. About forty schools and education related service providers are expected to attend this year’s event to let you have a face-to-face communication chance to the school representatives. A keynote presentation shared by a Harvard student plus eight breakout session workshops and a full day drop-in student forum hosted by post-secondary student’s associations are all tailored to the needs of parents and students. Catering to the increasing interest in adult education, this year’s Education Day will also provide related information and workshop to mature students seeking a second career or look to upgrading their skills to reach their goals.

Keynote presentation: “Know Thyself”: Connecting Self-Knowledge and Success

Keynote speaker: Chloe Y. Li, Harvard University

Brief introduction: What is the hardest role you have ever played? Being a straight-A student, a talented musician, an active citizen? Being a good friend? Or being a potential Harvard, Yale, or Princeton student? Perhaps none of these things is the hardest part to play. Perhaps the hardest part to play is the part no one cast you in, the part that you take for granted: the part of you, the genuine you.

Just as it is much easier to take others’ advice than to make your own decisions, it is much easier to strive to be the image of perfection someone else created for you instead of working to develop your own values, ideals, and goals. More important than questions like “How will I get into a good university?” are questions like “How and why do I want to enrich and expand my mind?” and “How can I positively contribute to the communities I am part of?” Asking the right questions about yourself leads you to think for yourself, and it is this quality that will not only help you go to university, but also find meaning in what you choose to do. Chloe will speak about how she got started asking herself these important questions.

Chloe Y. Li is currently studying Neurobiology and the Classics at Harvard University. She is interested in the neurobiological underpinning of psychiatric diseases as well as the intersection of social science, art, and medicine. She loves reading, writing, and dogs. Chloe’s father, a high school teacher with the Toronto District School Board, will join her on stage in the Q & A session to share his thoughts as a father and a teacher.

Workshops include:

For both parents and students:

How teens can build their career pathway to prosperity

Introduction to TOPS program

Introduction to Gifted program


For students (presented in English):

How to choose your major

Panel discussion on the differences of business programs provided between different universities

Ontario Colleges, a Pathway to Success


For Parents (presented in Mandarin):

New immigrant parents: Understanding the Canadian education system and overcoming cultural challenges

How parents can help children succeed in school


A full day Drop-in Students Forum organized by Enlight, Young Professionals Division of CPAC and 10 other student’s association from different colleges and universities to answer all your questions on campus life, school application, student association, etc.

CPAC Education Day 2014 is open to the public. Admission is free, but participants need to register online at:; or go to a participating HSBC branch for complimentary tickets to secure their seats and get complimentary snacks.

Facts about the 7th CPAC Education Day:

Date:               Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time:              10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:        Sheraton Parkway Toronto North

600 HWY-7 E Richmond Hill, Ontario

Get complimentary tickets at:

Enquiries:; 416-298-7885 Ext. 101

2014 CPAC Education Day Program Schedule

Exhibitor info package-2014 CPAC Education Day

Founded in 1999, the Education Foundation of CPAC is a registered charity that promotes excellence in education and provides scholarships and awards to secondary and post-secondary students who have demonstrated exceptional community leadership as well as outstanding academic achievements. The Foundation also provides assistance to students who have maintained above-average grades and have financial difficulties. Application for the 2014 scholarships, awards and bursaries is currently open till December 15th, 2014. Details of application are available at .