Secretary – Arlene Chan

Third-generation Chinese Canadian, Arlene retired as a manager/librarian after 30 years at the Toronto Public Library to pursue consultancy and writing. The author of five books, including The Chinese in Toronto from 1878, she enjoys a lifelong love of the arts as a former Chinese classical and folk dancer and musician in a band. In addition to her involvement with Little Pear Garden Collective, Arlene is the president of the Jean Lumb Foundation that supports a scholarship program for high school students of Chinese heritage, and a member of the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers Advisory Council.

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