3 minutes 21 seconds
By Carmen Handinero
Carmen moved to Vancouver when she was 54 years old. It was not too late for her to integrate her skills into the Canadian workplace. She was a counselor at the University of the Philippines and she became a counselor for new immigrants in Vancouver. As coordinator of the Multicultural Helping House Society’s ‘Bamboo Network Host Mentoring Programme’ she encouraged new immigrants to be resourceful, and assisted them in the search for careers that matched the work they did in their home countries.