Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals & Businesses (CPB)
Introduction to CPB
The Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals & Businesses, or "CPB" as it is otherwise know, is a non-profit organization dedicated to linking Chinese professionals and businesses to advance the socio-economic well-being of all residents in Mississauga.
CPB represents professionals and businesses from all walks of life, as well as individuals and families within the Mississauga community. Launched in May 1998, CPB has developed to be one of the most dynamic and pre-eminent voices for the Chinese professional and business community.
- To facilitate networking and sharing of ideas among professional and business persons in Mississauga and neighbouring cities.
- To promote a vibrant environment for professional practices and businesses.
- To provide a forum for discussion of issues of importance or interest to the members.
- To make representation on behalf of the members before legislative bodies and tribunals.
- To assist our youth in achieving their goals and aspirations by providing them with guidance and leadership.
|Spring||Healthy Living Expo|
- A one-day fair and forum with expert speakers presenting topics that relate to enhancing a healthy lifestyle. You can learn how to improve your health and well-being at this free community event. In 2004, the Healthy Living Expo had over 2000 attendees, 22 speakers and 68 exhibitors.
- A one-day tournament organized by CPB's Youth Group to promote the social competitiveness of badminton. More than 300 people participated at this sporting event in 2004.
|Summer||Mississauga Chinese Arts Festival|
- A festival to showcase Chinese culture, arts, crafts, music and movies, including free demonstrations, exhibitions and displays. Over 4000 people attended the two-day festival in 2004.
- The Phoenix Ball, which started as an annual gala of CPB, has evolved to become a meaningful annual fundraising gala for the community. In past years, the number of guests attending the Phoenix Ball has increased from a few hundred to over 1000.
- Inviting prominent people to deliver keynote speeches about their experiences and their outlook for the future. The Christmas Networking Dinner in 2004 was attended by over 160 members and guests.
Other business and social activities that CPB has organized, co-organized and facilitated include Networking Luncheons, Ballet Performances, Musical Performances, Star Shows, Cultural Exhibitions, Toastmasters Workshop, Mandarin Classes, Student Exchange Program, Bowling Tournament and Charity Cruise.
CPB is also a key player in community involvement and a great supporter of community activities. Over the past few years, CPB has donated close to $800,000 to local charities and organizations including Canadian Red Cross, Carefirst Seniors & Community Services, Centre for Information & Community Services, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, Credit Valley Hospital, the Hazel McCallion Endowment Fund, Interim Place, The Mississauga News Santa Claus Fund, Peel Children's Safety Village, Peel Partners for a Drug-Free Community, Riverwood Campaign, Smile China Project, Trillium Health Centre, University of Toronto at Mississauga, and Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care in Mississauga, just to name a few.
Languages Spoken : Cantonese, Mandarin, Chinese, English