Career networking event for newcomers

News & Features Jan 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm

TORONTO–The Council of Filipino Canadian Professionals of Ontario (CFCPO), will conduct a free Professional Career Networking  Session on February 1, 2014, 12:30-3:00 p.m. at the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC), 2660 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Toronto,Ontario. Expected to attend and join in are kababayan newcomer immigrants who are internationally educated professionals.

With the “Meryendahan at Ugnayan sa Komunidad,” aims to provide solid opportunity for participants and guests to learn and develop proven career search strategies  as well as build professional networks through fellowship and direct engagements. It is hoped that CFCPO members will offer meaningful leadership in assisting attendees, especially newcomer immigrants, to meet and have a one-on-one conversation with invited practicing and experienced Filipino Canadian professionals.

CFCPO, organized on May 4, 2013, is composed of certified or registered Ontario professionals in various disciplines. The current officers and members are : Dr. Ben Pangilinan (MD), Armela Marano (RSSW), Elena Aguilar (BSEd), Lily Avancena (CGA), Jesusa Besa (RPh), Prof. Roland Coloma (PhD), Joel Cuevas (MCSE), Lailanie Cuevas (SSW), Anna Maramba (Advertising Specialist), Jaira Marano (RN), Jesse Panem (OCT), Dr.Elmer Panganiban (MD), Juliet Perez (CMA), Nestor Perez(CMA),Tony A. San Juan (OCT), Lorna Tabulao (RSSW) and CFCPO Supporter Dr.Silvino Decena (MD).

The Council envisions to be a determined vehicle and forum to promote, build and enhance the professional capacities of internationally- educated individuals, especially Filipino Canadians, to participate and integrate productively into the highly competitive labour environment. Specifically,it aims to engage client-participants on services and projects  that will offer opportunities and challenging activities such as career assessment & referral, mentoring & coaching, career information & advice, strategic networking and other relevant resources.
For further particulars, interested individuals are requested to check the CFCPO webpage at : www. Also, for upcoming event registration, ASAP send in  RSVP to : Jesse Panem, OCT, at: mjess, or  Armela Marano, RSSW, at, Tel.647-853-1542.