TD Bank Group
H-Mart, Sharons Credit Union, VCAD
Simpson, Thomas & Associates
Daniel Song, Mackenzie Fujisawa LLP
Accounting | Financial Analyst, Corporate Reporting in Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd.
Michael completed his bachelor degree in Business Administration at Simon Fraser University, with a concentration in Accounting and Management Information Systems. While in school, Michael volunteered at a small accounting firm for 2 years before accepting a full-time position. After graduation, he made the decision to move to a larger firm to further his career by accepting an offer from PwC in their Tax – CA program. During his time there, he was able to work on a variety of engagements including: Canadian/US corporate tax compliance, international tax planning, client secondments, and audit. After obtaining his CPA, CA designation in 2015, he left public practice to work for Teekay where he currently works as a Financial Analyst.
Banking | Direct Investing Specialist / Territory Manager at TD Direct Investing
James is a Direct Investing Specialist with TD Direct Investing. As a territory manager, James is responsible for the business results of the six TD Canada Trust branches' Discount brokerage sales volume. In close partnership with the TD's retail-distribution channel, James provides on going support, training and education to the branch advisors within his territory and services on-boarding of new high-net worth clients with investable assets of $500,000 or greater to TD Direct Investing. James joined TD back in 2011 and progressed through various roles within the bank. He completed his Bachelors of General Studies with a minor in Labour Studies and special interests in Business Administration and Economics at Simon Fraser University. In his leisure time, James enjoys cooking, blogging , looking for new investment ideas.
Sales | Director of Business Development at BMC Networks
Sam has extensive experience in bringing results and delivering complex revenue cycles. He has achieved consistent success in serving diverse client types, ranging anywhere from small local shops to Fortune 500 companies. As a technology-and marketing-savvy growth executive, he is always eager not only to absorb new knowledge, but also to exhibit it in practical situations. He is highly self-motivated and enjoys working with synergistic teams. He believes that a client's success is his own success, and he surpasses expectations on every front—excellent sales, uncompromising work ethic, and infectiously fun energy.
Law Enforcement | Media Spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
Frank is the media spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), the largest homicide investigative agency in Canada. Frank is responsible for the development, promotion and protection of the reputation, brand and profile of IHIT with key audiences, both internally and externally, through the development and implementation of an integrated communications strategy. Outside of IHIT, Frank serves on the board of directors for the Police Victim Services of BC (PVSBC) and advisory committees of non-profits. Prior to his current role as the “Face of IHIT”, Frank was an IHIT homicide detective for 5 years. Frank has been a police officer for 14 years. Before joining the RCMP in 2003, Frank obtained his B.A. from UBC.
Education | Instructor at Langara College
Sue Yang is a Co-op & Career Instructor with over 12 years of experience, including teaching, career counselling, student development, employer relations, and conflict management within work term placements. She has developed and facilitated career preparation curriculum and workshops for students and working professionals at universities, colleges and conferences. She has coached and advise students to enhance their skills in job search, especially in writing resumes and cover letters and interviewing. She is able to pinpoint pertinent issues to provide tips and constructive feedback.
Public / Community Relations | President at the Boilingpoint Groups
Steve Kim is the BC LIberals MLA Candidate for Coquitlam-Maillardville. In this role, he brings over seventeen years of expertise in strategic communications, community building and grassroots outreach gained from his experience as a small business leader working in the new media, entertainment, technology and non-profit sectors.
Big into community building, Steve currently volunteers his time serving as director of Place des Arts, member of the Economic Development Advisory Committee for the City of Coquitlam, and as director of the CKBA. Previously, Steve was the chair of C3, a member the Multicultural Advisory Council of BC and the past president for the BC chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Arts from Korea University, where he specialized in the study of venture-backed technology, business and industry.
Medicine | Director, Risk Management for Provincial Health Services Authority / BC Cancer
Edward Park was born in Korea and raised in Ontario, Canada. He studied social work and health administration at UBC, Vancouver, and joined Canadian Forces shortly after. Currently, Edward is a director of risk management at the BC Cancer, an agency of the Provincial health Services Authority. Edward is currently studying executive mba americas through cornell and queen's.
Public / Community Relations | Manager, Consumer & Stakeholder Relations at the Insurance Bureau of Canada
Mike Lee is the Manager, Consumer and Stakeholder Relations with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). He provides expertise in strategic communications, engagement and government relations representing Canada’s private home, auto and business insurers.
Previously, Mike worked for the Government of British Columbia serving as a political advisor to B.C.’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Minister of State for Multiculturalism and to the Minister of Social Development. In addition, he has been active in politics at all levels having aided a number of campaigns as a campaign manager.
Mike was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, spent his childhood in Korea and was educated in Canada. He holds a BBA from SFU with a double major in Business (Concentration in Marketing) and Communications. He is currently a board member at C3 Society.
Marketing | Self-Employed as Content Marketing Specialist
A content sifu, Grace contributes a content, project, and event management skill set toward effective cross-channel, multi-platform campaigns for SME, enterprise, and not-for-profit clients, in international and North American markets. Her 20 years' experience includes the technology, finance, entertainment, hospitality, travel, retail, media, healthcare, and social services sectors. Grace has a BA in English Literature (Hons) from the University of British Columbia, and accreditation in journalism from Langara College.
She is a member of the Playwrights’ Guild of Canada and the Union of British Columbia Performers/ACTRA. Currently on the board of Vancouver Asian Heritage Month, she is co-founder of the pan-Asian scriptreading series, Scripting Aloud. Grace was Festival Director of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival for five years, and served on the board of Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, as well as other performing arts juries, committees, and panels. She is googleable.
Banking | Branch Manager at TD
Eric Kim started his banking career with TD Canada Trust in 2008 after completing Economics degree at UBC. Since joining the bank, Eric has held a number of progressive roles within retail banking. Currently he is a Branch Manager at Hanin Village branch in Coquitlam and he is involved in many community events. He accomplished the National Champions Club award in 2016 and 2017. Eric has also led TD Korean Chuseok dinner event to celebrate Korean culture with the community and to promote it within TD. Eric is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at the Queen's university.
Jane Kim published New Chair of C3 Korean Canadian Society in Press Release 2017-11-05 19:53:35 -0800
Press Release - November 2, 2017
C3 Korean Canadian Society announces new chair
Vancouver, BC - C3 Korean Canadian Society is delighted to announce Tina Chun-Langford as its new chair to invigorate the non-profit group. Effective immediately, Chun-Langford will permanently fill the chair position previously served by Jack Jae Kun Cha.
For the past 15 years, Tina has played an active role in both the Vancouver and Toronto Korean-Canadian communities in varying capacities that range from youth leader, camp director, legal advisor of a pro-bono Korean legal clinic, Chair of the Korean Canadian Lawyers Association and in the recent 6 years, a Director of C3 Korean Canadian Society (C3).
Tina is currently a corporate counsel for Steelhead LNG, a Vancouver based project development company in the natural resources industry, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2006 and later the British Columbia bar in 2011 when she moved back to Vancouver.
"I am excited and honoured to take this new role as Chair of C3 and look forward to developing our partner relationships, programs, and Korean community in this beautiful city."
Jack Cha will immediately step down as he has served C3 as an IT officer, C3 Leadership Conference Direct rand Chair. "Serving our Korean Canadian community through C3 has been an honour and a privilege. Even as the C3 chair in the last two years, I always considered myself as just one of the many community volunteers involved in C3. I knew that each of us made a difference, one small steps each time but taken together as a group towards a common goal. I was truly lucky to make lifelong friends through C3 and we call ourselves extended C3 family members, which includes Tina, the new chair for C3."
Added Cha, "Tina is an exceptional community leader who has been serving our community for many number of years. Tina is fun to be around and she has kept me and others motivated to continue volunteering at C3 from 2010. She is now surrounded by capable and passionate directors, officers and special committee members as I have been in the past. I am grateful for Tina in taking the chair role and I look forward to the continued contribution of C3 to our community."
C3 Korean Canadian Society is a non-profit, non-partisan, secular community organization. C3 is entirely run by volunteers who embrace cultural diversity and work co-actively with other community group to bridge the Korean and Canadian communities by providing cultural, educational and volunteer resources. C3 Society plans and operates two annual signature programs for the community - C3 Leadership Conference & C3 Camp Korea.
Marketing | eCommerce Business Specialist at Best Buy Canada
Jason Yang is an eCommerce Business Specialist at Best Buy Canada. He provides the oversight, insights, and support necessary to drive sales, optimize conversion, and for his own web customer experience. He manages and supports site merchandising, promotional planning, inventory program, and SEO/analytics. He studied Marketing from SFU.
On the side, he co-owns a cafe in South Surrey. He is also working as an independent brand experience consultant.
C3 Korean Canadian Society is excited to be partnering up with the Canadian Blood Services’ OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network by hosting a stem cell awareness and drive during the 15th Annual Korean Cultural Heritage Festival on Saturday, August 6th at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC.
Stem cell transplants are used for treating over 80 diseases and disorders. There are over 380,000 stem cell registrants in Canada and only 28% of them are ethnically diverse. Since, patients are more likely to find a matching donor from within their own ethnic group; this means that ethnically diverse patients may have a harder time finding a match.
“As a multicultural society, we have always been looking for opportunities to contribute to the Canadian society” says Jack Cha, who is the Chair of C3 Society. “Our goal is to properly educate by debunking popular myths about stem cell donation and to increase the number of donors within the Korean community”.
"Canadian Blood Services is grateful for the support of C3 and the opportunity at the Korean Cultural Heritage Festival to widen the diverse representation of the stem cell registry,” says Trudi Goels with Canadian Blood Services. “Less than 1 per cent of the registry is comprised of individuals with Northeast Asian ancestry. We are confident 17 to 35 year olds will want to step up and register to help save lives. The registration process takes just 15 minutes but making a commitment to become a stem cell donor can save someone’s life.”
Currently, the quickest way to register is through online registration at www.onematch.ca . You can also call Canadian Blood Services at 18882DONATE to have a registration package mailed to your address.
- Jack Cha, Chair, C3 Society, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trudi Goels, Territory Manager – Stem Cells, Cord Blood, Canadian Blood Services – British Columbia & Yukon, 778-229-6343, Trudi.email@example.com
"Such initiative taken by C3 Society to support Canadian Blood Services to increase ethnically diverse donor registrants made a lot of sense to me. I hope to support future drives as well. Blood and stem cell donation is a great way to help those in need and to save lives."
Aaron Lee, Investment Advisor, Commodities & Futures Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities, International Investment Advisory
About C3 Society
C3 Society is a non-profit, non-partisan, secular community organization of volunteers who embrace cultural diversity and work co-actively with each other groups to bridge the Korean and Canadian communities by providing cultural, educational and volunteer resources.
About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). We operate an integrated, pan-Canadian service delivery model that includes leading an interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation. Our national scope, infrastructure and governance make us unique in the Canadian healthcare landscape. Canadian Blood Services is regulated as a biologics manufacturer by Health Canada and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization.
- The demand for life-saving stem cell transplants has tripled over the past five years and continues to grow at a staggering rate.
- Stem cells are immature cells that can turn into any of the cells present in the bloodstream. They’re currently used for treating more than 80 blood-related diseases and disorders.
- At any given time there are almost 1,000 Canadian patients looking for an unrelated stem cell match to survive.
- Approximately 75 per cent of patients rely on the generosity of an unrelated volunteer stem cell donor to save their life.
- Canada’s unique diversity presents a challenge in our ability to find stem cell matches for patients from our ethnically diverse communities, since a patient’s best match is often someone of similar ancestry.
- Cord blood stem cells have unique abilities that make them easier to use for transplantation; even when a match between donor and patient is not perfect.