Salary Negotiation Workshop

Want to earn more money? Looking for a new job? Or is it time to get a raise in your current job. Learn how to negotiate your way to a higher pay. Join us Saturday June 1 2pm at the Mattamy Centre Blue & Gold Room for the Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop. Invite your sisters, aunts, nieces and friends and help all women earn what they deserve. Learn more and reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket. Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Talks and Walks with Arlene Chan

April 16 The Story of Jean Lumb Scarborough Probus St. Dunstan of Canterbury Church 56 Lawson Rd, Scarborough 11 am – 12 pm $5.00

April 18 The History of the Central Eglinton Community Centre Chinese in Toronto 160 Eglinton Avenue East
1:30 – 2:30 pm $10.00

April 26 The Chinese in Toronto:Then and Now Yorkminster Park Church Yorkminster Park 1585 Yonge Street 7-8 pm $10.00

May 2 A Conversation with Ann Hui about her new book,  Chop Suey Nation Yorkville Library 22 Yorkville Avenue 6:30-7:30 pm free

May 7 Chinatown West tour Meet at Chinatown Centre 1:30-2:30 pm $10
(short version) Courtyard 222 Spadina Avenue

May 13 Toronto’s Chinese Toronto Reference Community: What’s Up? Library  Beeton Auditorium 789 Yonge Street 6:30- 8 pm free

May 16 Through the Years:Chinese in Canada Oshawa Public Library the Northview Branch 250 Beatrice St. E. 6:30-7:30 pm free

June 1 Chinatown West tour pre-register at Heritage Toronto 10:30 am-12 pm donation

June 25 The Story of Jean Lumb Central Eglinton Community Centre 160 Eglinton Avenue East1:30-2:30 pm $10

July 21 Chinatown West tour pre-register at Heritage Toronto 10:30 am



Circle Degree Celebration

Please join us for dinner and the 2019 Circle Degree ceremony Wednesday May 1. Celebrate our new alumnae, 25 and 50 year members.

This year’s event will take place at:

297 College Street

5th floor condo room

College & Spadina

Paid Parking available in the building.

Cost is $25 per person

Please RSVP by purchasing your ticket using the Paypal link

If you are celebrating your 25 or 50 year anniversary please let us know by leaving a comment on this article.

Careers’ Night March 25

Career Night is fast approaching and the collegiate members are looking forward to learning about all of you, what you do, and how you’ve been taking the world by storm since your time in chapter. This is an amazing chance to share your wisdom and meet the new generation of women in the workplace, and maybe do a little networking.  The ladies would love to connect with you all and have expressed an interest in the fields of law, medicine, and business (including, but definitely not limited to: marketing, accounting, and self owned business). If you are interested in speaking on the panel please reach out to Giovanna Campagna at with a blurb about your self and your availability.

Career Night will be March 25th at 6:30 pm at the Chapter House (30 Madison Ave)- refreshments will be provided. We look forward to connecting with you there.

Author Presentations With Arlene

Join Arlene for a talk about Jean Lumb, The Chinese in Toronto and a discussion with author Anne Hui.
Feb. 12 8pm Glenview Church
Jean Lumb: A Woman of Many Firsts, Canadian Federation of University Women
April 16 11am Scarborough Probus Club, St. Dunstan Church
Jean Lumb: A Woman of Many Firsts
April 18  1:30 pm Central Eglinton Community Centre, 160 Eglinton Ave. E
The Chinese in Toronto: Then and Now
April 26 7pm   Yorkminster Park Speaker Series, Yorkminster Park Church, 7 pm
The Chinese in Toronto: Then and Now
May 2 Time TBA Yorkville Library 22 Yorkville
Arlene will moderate author Anne Hui’s Chop Suey Nation
June 25 1:30pm Central Eglinton Community Centre, 160 Eglinton Ave. E
Jean Lumb: A Woman of Many Firsts
To learn more about Arlene and her writings visit

Remembering Hazel

Hazel Jean Campbell TOMLINSON Obituary
HAZEL JEAN CAMPBELL TOMLINSON May 4, 1925 – November 21, 2018 Of Toronto, Ontario and Key Biscayne, Florida. Born in Manitoba, her early life was spent in Willowdale where she graduated with a degree in Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto and later became a member of the President’s Circle. During summer months, she taught archery in Nanaimo, and swimming at Eaton’s Shadow Lake Camp. Elocution lessons were rewarded by a silver cup for public speaking from the Ontario Temperance Federation. She continued studies at Laval University in Quebec, at Middlebury College in Vermont to receive a masters degree, and at the Sorbonne in Paris where she specialized in Seventeenth Century French Literature and History. While head of Modern Languages at the Port Arthur Collegiate, Hazel was awarded a scholarship from the Department of Education in Ontario to continue studies abroad and subsequently accepted a post as Lecturer at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. As president of L’Alliance Canadienne, she received commendations for efforts to promote better relations between Canadians from Prime Ministers Pearson and Saint Laurent, Premier Lesage of Quebec, Governor General Vanier, French Ambassador Bousquet, the President of France, General de Gaulle, and the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce. She was deputized by the Mayor of Port Arthur to make a presentation on his behalf to the Mayor of Quebec City. She was decorated by the Government of Canada for petit-point artistry at the Canadian National Exhibition. At the Lakehead, she became charter president of the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority, president of The University Women’s Club, founder and advisor of Le Cercle Français, member of Saint Paul’s United Church, the General and St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliaries and was an alumna of Delta Delta Delta fraternity at the University of Toronto. After retiring from Lakehead University, she pursued an interest in writing courses at Oxford University in England which brought success in publication by major magazines throughout North America along with membership in the National League of American Penwomen and in The International Women’s Writers Guild, and an offer to teach writing at Oxford University. Always interested in the elegance of fashion, Hazel was asked to join the runway to model for the latest spring collection in Miami’s Fashion World 2010, calling her ‘Ageless Beauty’ and ‘Timeless Wisdom’. She was married to Colin John Campbell who predeceased her in 1963, and to William Sherwood Tomlinson who predeceased her in 1991. She is survived by her son Dr. Colin Campbell of Toronto and daughter Dr. Lauren Campbell of Maryland, and her brother Leslie Campbell of Peterborough. Friends and relatives will be contacted at a later date regarding a celebration of her life and friendship. While Hazel has always loved pink roses, she has asked that donations and remembrances be directed to Sunnybrook Hospital.

Published in The Globe and Mail from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27, 2018

Annual General Meeting

Please us for this year’s AGM Brunch at  Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge North York, February 10, 2019 at 12pm. Order breakfast, lunch or dinner items from their extensive menu which caters to every taste and every budget. This year we’re keeping it simple, pay for what you order!  Invite your sisters and enjoy and afternoon reminiscing and planning for our future.


We will be collecting gift cards and toiletries for Juliette’s place at the AGM. Juliette’s Place (Homeward Family Shelter) provides safe, short-term emergency shelter to women and children fleeing violence and abuse and helps them to build their skills through educational programs and support services.

We will also be holding a raffle in support of the Dorothy Cody Fund hope you are feeling lucky!

Symposium Location: 5221 Yonge St North of Sheppard. TTC: North York Centre Station. Parking nearby

Canada Alpha History

The Establishment of Canada Alpha and Early Residence History.

By Christine Kralik

In 1927, a group of women at the University of Toronto formed a local sorority called Kappa Phi Alpha. In 1929, the women of this same sorority applied to Delta Delta Delta for a charter, and this request was granted. The Canada Alpha Chapter was officially installed on May 24, 1930, and there were 28 Charter members, most of whom were students enrolled at University College. The initiation banquet was held at the Royal York Hotel that evening.

At that time, the Chapter occupied an apartment at 2 Sultan Court (now 2 Sultan Street, see photo), just east of the Windsor Arms Hotel. In subsequent years, the Chapter moved around several times, first to other apartment buildings, among them 321 Bloor West (the original building is no longer extant; the Woodsworth College Residence stands on that site now), and then to different houses along St. George St. (first 85 St. George in 1933; then 122 St. George in 1939; and then 136 St. George in 1948.) In 1966, the University of Toronto identified that block on the west side of St. George as the ideal site for the new Robarts Library, and the Chapter had to vacate the property and find a new home. 30 Madison Avenue was identified as an ideal new home for the Chapter.