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JOJO QUIMPO City Council Candidate

Jojo Quimpo was a fourth-year law student in the Philippines prior to coming to Canada with his family in 1996. Like many new immigrants, Jojo had to overcome similar challenges faced by first-generation Canadians. As he left his books behind and settled in Vancouver, he worked in a fish-packing factory to provide for the family. In between work and family duties, he continued his legal pursuits, eventually completing his paralegal studies and joining a premier legal firm soon after.

Canada is a country where everyone participates and embraces multiculturalism. For Jojo, this means sharing the music, culture, and diversity of Filipino culture with Canada. He is perhaps best known as the organizer of Pinoy Fiesta, a marquee event and showcasing all things Filipino in Vancouver.

Staying involved in the community is important to Jojo. He volunteers with seniors and community organizations, and with local churches. When natural disasters strike overseas, Jojo steps up and rallies his community to contribute to various disaster relief efforts. For his long-standing contribution to the community, Jojo was awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in 2013.

Today Jojo is a successful paralegal professional of 14 years, and a well-respected community leader.  He is ready to expand his role by becoming a City Councillor in Vancouver, enabling him to serve the wider public.