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.
Wendy Xiong, Executive and Webmaster
Wendy Xiong is a Registered Pharmacist with experience working in community and hospital pharmacy settings as well as in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto having earned her BSc in Pharmacology, BSc in Pharmacy and PharmD.
Wendy is passionate about optimizing clinical outcomes and making meaningful improvements in the Canadian health care system. She founded the “pharmpedia” WeChat platform, with a group of pharmacists, aiming for it to become a practical medical and health information repository for the Chinese community in Ontario. Wendy hopes to empower Chinese immigrants with knowledge to make informed decisions about their health as well as offer guidance to help familiarize them with various aspects of the Canadian Health care system in the Chinese language.
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!
Victoria Fung, Student Liaison (University of Toronto)
Victoria is a pharmacy student at University of Toronto's PharmD program. She enjoys volunteering at community outreach events that educate patients on pertinent health issues and help them become more involved in their health. As a member of University of Toronto's Pharmacy Awareness of Geriatrics, Victoria has particular interest in improving health outcomes for seniors through educational initiatives. With today's rapidly evolving health care environment, Victoria attends seminars to keep up to date with the changing roles of pharmacists in patient care.
When she's not practicing pharmacy, Victoria can be found working out at the gym. She loves training for dragon boat and hopes to represent Canada one day!
Isabella Chan, Student Liaison (University of Waterloo)
Isabella is a pharmacy student at the University of Waterloo's PharmD program. Over the years she has found passion in volunteering and working with specialized populations from geriatrics to oncology and hopes to find herself in the near future providing care in hospital pharmacy. She is very interested in oncology and pediatrics and likes to attend educational seminars to learn how to tailor her role in patient care to suit different needs. Isabella strongly believes in the importance of pharmacists as public health educators and likes to seek opportunities to reach out to her community through education.
In her spare time, you can find her at a board game cafe or the latest restaurant on blogTO!