The Chinese Canadian Pharmacists' Association (CCPA) consists of over 300 pharmacists from various practices including community, hospital and industry, as well as undergraduate pharmacy students from the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo. CCPA is one of the 14 sections of the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (FCCP) of Ontario, which is a non-profit organization. Each year, CCPA organizes a number of continuing education seminars for our members, and at the same time brings together pharmacists working in various settings, such that they can share their experiences. Other objectives of the Association include contributing to the community, promoting the pharmacy profession and serving as a voice on matters of social and cultural concerns of Chinese Canadian pharmacists. We would like to invite you to join us and share with us the pride of the achievements we’ve accomplished. It is only with your participation and support that CCPA is able to continue promoting its objectives and reaching out to your Chinese community.
- To bring together pharmacists working in various fields such that they can share their experiences.
- To provide for and encourage the sharing of information and promote communication among members.
- To serve as a voice on matters of social and cultural concerns of Chinese Canadian pharmacists.
- To increase awareness of the essential role of pharmacists in the Chinese community.
- To contribute to the community and promote the pharmacy profession.
With our Annual Fundraising Bowling Tournament, the FCCP Education Foundation established a $1000 entrance scholarship at the Faculty of Pharmacy in the University of Toronto in the fall of 2001 and at the Faculty of Pharmacy in the University of Waterloo in 2009.
We continue to bring pharmacy awareness to the Chinese community. In the past, we held numerous public seminars held at the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care and the Agincourt community Centre, public displays on health topics at different community sites, radio talk sessions with the Toronto Canadian Chinese Broadcasting Corporation in Cantonese, as well as, participation in the Heart Beat newsletter and symposium.
Yong Lin, President
Yong Lin is an associate owner of Shoppers Drug Mart at Leslie and Finch. He has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and an MBA from IVEY business school, Western University. He is a Certified Diabetes Educator and recently enrolled in Opioid Dependence Treatment Program at CAMH. He is also a preceptor at the University of Toronto and a professor at Canadian Academy of Natural Health. Yong Lin is also a volunteer in EMAS Canada’s medical mission in China.
In his spare time, Yong Lin enjoys travelling, swimming, scuba diving and skiing. As the President of CCPA, Yong Lin is focusing on increasing CCPA membership and membership benefits.
A new graduate from the University of Toronto (2014), Kenny is a pharmacist at Eustace Pharmasave, an independent pharmacy in the town of Georgina.
When Kenny is not at the pharmacy, he dedicates his free time to duties as a Board Director of his condominium and official sofa cheerleader for the Toronto Raptors.
His favourite athlete is Roger Federer and his dream car is a Tesla.
As V.P of CCPA, Kenny looks forward to the challenge of improving student and new graduate engagement in the organization.
Maggie Cheung, Past President
Philip Shum, Executive and Treasurer
Philip is a full-time relief pharmacist with PharmaPlus, primarily covering areas outside Toronto. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at his townhouse condominium.
Olivia Ng, Executive and Webmaster
Olivia is a clinical pharmacist at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto. She completed her BScPhm at the University of Toronto and a post-baccalaureate PharmD part-time at the University of Colorado. Olivia is an executive committee member for the Respiratory Health Educators Interest Group with the Ontario Lung Association and is the current Education Chair for the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP). She received the Wightman-Berris Academy Individual Teaching Performance Award for 2015-2016 and the CSHP New Hospital Pharmacy Practitioner Award for 2016.
Outside of pharmacy, Olivia enjoys going on food adventures and playing the piano in her free time.
Janet Chong, Executive
Janet is a consultant pharmacist at LMP Advantage Care Services. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and recently became a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. She is a member of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP), Canadian Society of Consultant Pharmacists (CSCP), and serves as Membership Director for Chinese Canadian Pharmacists Association (CCPA).
When she’s not busy using her clinical skills, she can be found spending time with her family, reading a good book, or watching the latest movie!
Wendy Li, Executive
Wendy is a pharmacist with Sobeys Pharmacy. When she is not in the office or in the dispensary, she is out networking with professionals from different fields and dedicating her time to professional organizations. She is also a board member of the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals representing the pharmacy section. She enjoys advocating for the pharmacy profession by participating in community seminars with other health professionals and helping University of Toronto with their pharmacy admissions. She loves talking to others about the newest updates with medications over dinner!
Tracy He, Student Liaison (University of Waterloo)
Tracy is a pharmacy student at the University of Waterloo. With an interest in shifting the focus of care to an ambulatory setting, Tracy revels in educating and empowering patients to make conscious and healthy decisions. She enjoys volunteering in the community to improve the health literacy of at-risk populations and conducting analyses to improve medication safety. Upon graduation, Tracy hopes to become a Certified Diabetes Educator and pursue an education in public health.
Outside of a pharmacy setting, Tracy enjoys learning about new technological innovations and listening to TED Talks.
Jeffrey Tso, Student Liaison (University of Toronto)
Jeffrey is a pharmacy student at University of Toronto’s PharmD program. He is the co-editor of University of Toronto’s Pharmakon, as well as a board member on a pharmacy student empowerment group, EVOLVE. Jeffrey is a passionate advocate for student involvement in the progressively changing pharmacy field.
When Jeffrey is not cheering on students, he can be found scouting Toronto for an amazing Americano.