Canada’s top 25 immigrants

Canadian Immigrant Magazine, with financial support from RBC, have announced the winners of the Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants awards. The awards are billed as “a people’s choice award that seeks to uncover and celebrate the untold stories and remarkable achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants from all walks of life”.

The awards program was introduced in Nov 2008 with a call for nominations from Canadians for “top immigrants” in terms of their contributions to Canada. A panel of immigration judges short-listed 75 and online votes were held via canadianimmigrant.ca. Ten thousand votes were cast. Among the 25 winners is one who works with/on behalf of immigrant children

Elaine Chan, founder of the Chinese Academy. The Chinese Academcy provides Cantonese and Mandarin classes for children from K-12 and Chinese as a 2nd Language in Calgary AB.