Overview

The Chinese-Canadian Leaders Foundation (“CCLF”) is a charity organization founded on the principle of helping first, second, and third generation Chinese-Canadian students to excel in their academic careers and to contribute meaningfully to the workplace post-graduation. We have found that there has been an increasing amount of Chinese students who would benefit from the guidance of accomplished individuals within different career tracks. Our goal is to educate current students on what to expect post-graduation and how to navigate the different aspects of their career paths in order to achieve their goals. We intend to accomplish this initiative through different keynote speaker conferences, fireside chats, and our Ambassador of Chinese Excellence (A.CE) Scholarship. Through our efforts, we hope to equip the next generation of Chinese-Canadian students with the right tools and guidance to achieve their dreams.

The three founders of CCLF, Dale, Tang and Alex, were all graduates of Western University and were all avid members of the university’s Chinese Student Association (“CSA”) since their first year of university – Dale was the VP finance in 2007/08; Tang was the president in 2009/10; and Alex was the director of the publications department in 2007/08. Being in a Chinese community such as CSA was an integral part of their university lives and equally as important were the long-lasting friendships and relationships built through that experience. While Dale, Tang and Alex all now live in different cities and are pursuing their own unique careers, they all have a desire and drive to help strengthen and contribute to the Chinese-Canadian student community so that the Chinese-Canadian community can contribute more to Canada.

作為華人畢業生,我們在近些年求職就職的旅途中,通過很多華人精英的幫助,克服了很多挑戰。也因此,我們也意識到了通過華人的精英群體,互幫互助來不斷提高自仕途与事业的重要性。中國學生會曾是我們校園生命中很重要的一部分。從這裡我們幸運地找到了長久的友誼和廣泛的職場社交圈。作為CCLF的創始人,我們希望通過獎學金的方式,鼓勵幫助現今的中國學生會成員。作為學長,我們希望找到并鼓勵,那些像曾經的自己: 一個不僅在學業事業上努力去超越、去出類拔萃的學生,更是一個真誠熱衷於幫助其他華人、建設華人群體的好成員!

Ambassador of Chinese Excellence (A.CE) Scholarship

One of CCLF’s initiative is to institute a scholarship at each participating university to be awarded to a Chinese-Canadian student. This goal of this scholarship is to provide a student the financial assistance required to help him/her focus more on learning valuable skills than to worry about the costs of attending university. Equally as important, the founders of CCLF are looking award this scholarship to a student who has a similar ideology and character as themselves – someone who is not only looking to advance their own careers, but who is looking to advance the careers of their peers and the greater Chinese-Canadian community.

Recent News

University of Western Ontario Fireside Chat: Photos

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Fireside Chat at the University of Western Ontario at the Health Sciences Building on November 25! […]

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University of Toronto Fireside Chat: Photos

We hope you enjoyed our fireside chat at the University of Toronto, held alongside UTCSSA in Sidney Smith Hall on November 23, 2017. We thoroughly […]

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Fireside Chat at the University of Western Ontario

CCLF and CSA are hosting a Fireside Chat at the University of Western Ontario this Saturday at 4PM in the Health Sciences Building, Room 11. […]

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Our Founders

Dale Zhang

University: Western University

Program: Ivey Business School

Tang Tang

University: Western University

Program: Ivey Business School

Alex Zhang

University: Western University

Program: Ivey Business School

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