Contact Us

Active Career Advancement Project Employment Services Offices
Greater Vancouver

201 - 4664 Lougheed Hwy.
Burnaby, BC
V5C 4A6

Tel: 604-336-6262   Ext. 102
Fax: 604-336-6263
Email: acap.van@success.bc.ca

Greater Toronto

791 St Clair Ave W.
Toronto, ON
M6C 1B7

Tel: 416-658-3101   Ext. 291
Toll-Free: 1-877-761-1155
Email: acap.gta@success.bc.ca


The Active Career Advancement Project: Pathways to Possibilities is funded by the Government of Canada's Labour Market Integration Program and implemented by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. www.successbc.ca

Employment and Social Development Canada www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

ACAP - Active Career Advancement Project
pathways to Possibilities

Building bridges, harvesting diversity, and fostering integration through service and advocacy

Our Team

Michael
   Lam

Program Director
of Employment Services

Michael Lam

Nazi
   Pashandi

Project Manager

Nazi Pashandi
About Michael

Michael Lam, with his bachelor and master degrees in Public Administration and Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) qualifications, started his credentials in the employment services and vocational training field since 1990. Working as the Program Director of Employment Services at S.U.C.C.E.S.S., one of the largest immigrant serving agencies located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Michael strongly advocates labour market driven employment services and training programs in both funded and cost-recovery models. Michael works closely with the federal as well as the provincial governments to address skill shortage issues in Canada, and also represents S.U.C.C.E.S.S. on different boards and committees.

About Nazi

Along with a bachelor in Business Administration and Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Nazi is a Certified Human Resources Professional with over 7 years of experience in employment sector, project management, human resources, and policy development. She has experience working locally and internationally in profit and non-profit sectors. She has in depth experience working with Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs) and has helped them in navigating credentialing process, exploring alternative career, employment counseling, and securing employment that fit their skills and interests. Nazi is currently Project Manager of Active Career Advancement Project: Pathways to Possibilities in Vancouver.

Monica
   Biscoveanu

Career Navigation Consultant

Monica Biscoveanu

Brittany
   Smith

Workplace
Consultant

Brittany Smith
About Monica

Monica has been providing help to people in need for more than 10 years. She has been assisting clients with different issues including employment, disability and family in conflict. With a Bachelor in Psychology and a Diploma in Social Service, she has been focusing on working with immigrants by providing them the resources to assist them in finding their dreams in Canada. She takes a person-oriented approach where she helps people to find solutions that work for them and their unique circumstances. She is currently the Career Navigation Consultant for the Active Career Advancement Project in Vancouver.

About Brittany

Brittany comes to us with an HR and Organizational Development background. She is in the process of completing her Masters of Arts degree with a focus on Organizational Psychology. When Brittany is not at ACAP, she is finishing her thesis on the topic of Corporate Social Justice. Her prior experience includes working with a nonprofit in Ecuador developing training programs centered on volunteer management. She is passionate about developing organizations to become more human-centered and embrace culturally inclusive workplace environments. She is working as Work Place Consultant at Active Career Advancement Project in Vancouver.

Marianna
   Pang

Career Navigation Consultant

Marianna Pang
About Marianna

Marianna joined S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Employment Services in 1997. During the past years, she has worked as a Program Assistant, Job Developer, Case Manager, Team Lead, Facilitator and Citizenship Navigation Consultant. In her roles, she helped immigrants with multicultural and diverse backgrounds with their career planning in Canada including setting career goals, choosing education and training, and connecting clients to secure employment that fit their skills and experience with local employers. Marianna held a BC Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) designation. Currently, she is working as a Career Navigation Consultant at the Active Career Advancement Project in Vancouver.

Michael
   Lam

Program Director
of Employment Services

Michael Lam

Dunya
   Mojadiddi

Project Coordinator

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About Michael

Michael Lam, with his bachelor and master degrees in Public Administration and Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) qualifications, started his credentials in the employment services and vocational training field since 1990. Working as the Program Director of Employment Services at S.U.C.C.E.S.S., one of the largest immigrant serving agencies located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Michael strongly advocates labour market driven employment services and training programs in both funded and cost-recovery models. Michael works closely with the federal as well as the provincial governments to address skill shortage issues in Canada, and also represents S.U.C.C.E.S.S. on different boards and committees.

About Dunya

Dunya Mojadiddi has a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and a Master of Arts in Immigration and Settlement Studies from Ryerson University. Her M.A. thesis focused on the barriers Internationally Trained Professionals – specifically engineers – face to integrating in the Canadian labour market. Dunya has a strong passion in making a positive difference in people’s lives around the world.

Elena
   Fenrick

Career Navigation Consultant

Elena Fenrick

Daisy
   Heung

Administrative Officer

Daisy Heung
About Elena

Elena Fenrick has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Memorial University, and a Certificate in Event Coordination from Lakeland College. Her M.A. thesis focused on settlement service provision, and she has had significant experience coordinating programs in newcomer-serving non-profit organizations in Alberta and Newfoundland. Elena enjoys helping individuals from around the world – a passion that began as a volunteer in Morocco. She is pleased to join the Active Career Advancement Project in Toronto as a Career Navigation Consultant, and is eager to assist clients as they identify and build their skills.

About Daisy

Daisy brings a diverse set of experiences working with people of all ages and backgrounds from within the non-profit sector since 2009. She has always been passionate about assisting people in recognizing their greater possibilities, both within themselves and beyond, and is grateful for the opportunity to join the Active Career Advancement Project as a Project Assistant. She greatly looks forward to spreading the word about this potentially life-changing initiative throughout Greater Toronto. Her educational background includes an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration and a post-graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).