主席致词

A word from our President

亲爱的朋友:

在这春意盎然、激情洋溢的美好时刻,我们在这里热烈庆祝”多伦多华人团体联合总会”成立32周年暨第十五届常务理事会就任。大家欢聚一堂,聚一份吉祥,聚一份兴旺。为华联会喝彩、道喜,为华联会欢呼,祝福!首先,请允许我代表华联会全体会员向莅临此次活动的加中政府各级领导、各位嘉宾、各位朋友表示最热烈的欢迎,并致以最崇高的敬意。同时,我也愿借此机会向大多地区和加拿大所有华侨华人拜年!祝大家新年快乐,财源广进,幸福安康!

时光荏苒,岁月如梭。华联会成立转瞬已有32个春秋。在32年的艰苦历程中,华联会的先辈们始终坚持华联会的宗旨和目标,发扬华人的优良传统,呕心沥血,努力拼搏,推动华联会从无到有,从小到大,茁壮成长。今天,我可以自豪地告诉大家,华联会现已拥有82个华人团体会员,涵盖数十万华侨华人,成为本地华人社区一股不可忽视的力量。华联会走过的这32年,是勇于创新的32年!是奋力进取的32年!是成就辉煌的32年!

文明在发展,社会在演进。我们清楚华联会不能流连于既有成就而固步自封,而要百尺竿头更进一步。展望未来,我们要从过往的经历中认真总结经验,为今后的工作提供良好的借鉴。我们要团结一致,拓宽视野,明晰方向。我们要与时俱进,再接再厉,迎接新挑战,完成新使命,把华联会这面大旗越扛越大,越扛越高。

为了达到这个目标,在任期内,我将致力于团结新老社团,团结新老侨领,团结大多地区所有的华侨华人。在政治层面,进一步促进华人融入主流社会;积极支持和推动华人参政,议政,维护华人的各项正当权益;在文化方面,全方位展示中华民族的优秀文化,弘扬中华优良传统,推进华人与不同族裔的融合和交流;在经济领域,积极推动华人在本地投资兴业,提升华人对本地经济的参与度和贡献率。今年是加拿大建国150周年。回想建国之初,华人的先祖用热血与汗水铺就太平洋铁路,成功地穿越了险峻的洛基山脉,为加拿大的国家建设打下了印有深刻华裔烙印的基石。今天,在加拿大多元文化政策照耀下,我相信华人更会用他们的勤劳与智慧,为我们的第二故乡——文明美丽的加拿大作出更大的贡献!

饮水思源,不忘初心。中国是我们的祖籍国,是我们温暖而慈祥的母亲。儿行千里母担忧,她时刻惦念着我们的安危冷暖,日夜关注着我们的发展和进步。大洋这边的华联会,也时刻心系中国,始终不渝地致力在中加两国间架起友谊的桥梁,推动双方增进相互了解,共创合作共赢的良好局面。在我任期内,我将努力争取带领华联会更加出色地发挥纽带作用,为增进中加友谊,为支援祖籍国现代化建设作出更大的贡献。

雄鸡一唱天下白,春回大地万象新! 我坚信在加拿大各级政府的大力帮助下,在中国驻多伦多总领馆的亲切关怀下,在大多伦多地区各个华侨华人社团及各界朋友的鼎力支持下,华联会一定会不断发展壮大,一定能迎来更加灿烂辉煌的美好明天!

谢谢大家!

林性勇

多伦多华人团体联合总会主席
二零一七年二月十日

Dear Friends,

At this special occasion spring festival, with holiday spirit. We gather here to celebrate the 32th anniversary of CTCCO and to witness the inauguration of the new leadership team of the 15th Standing Committee. We gather here today to celebrate the festival, to wish for a fortune for the coming year. We congratulate the new leadership. First, may I suggest please allow me to to represent collective members of CTCCO to welcome representatives from various levels of governments and Chinese official delegates, honorable guest, and old and new friends with our highest regard and sincerity. I would like to borrow this moment to wish fellow Chinese Canadians a new year and toast to a happy, wonderful new year!

Time flies. CTCCO welcomes its 32th birthday today. During these growing years, our pioneer forefathers came here, founded and followed CTCCO's vision and mission and gave tribute to a good Chinese cultural tradition, to work hard, to create, to grow from the ground up. Today, I am proud to say that CTCCO has grown to an umbrella platform serving 82 local organizations and hundreds of thousands of Chinese Canadians. Strength is in the numbers. The years gone by together is the witness of our settler spirit, tradition of hardworking, and courage to push forward, to unite and care for broader society.

The world is changing. We are clearly aware the need to evolve, to transform ourselves while keeping the traditional virtue of excellence. History is a good mirror and a good mentor. We should draw from this rich resources to learn from past experience. Let's unite, to stand together, to broaden our vision. Let's embrace changes and challenge, to never forget why we start this foundation. Let's work together to better serve the community.

In order to achieve these objectives, during my inauguration, I will promote communication and aboration between established and new organization leaders, promote broader Chinese Canadian in Greater Toronto Area in general. I will encourage and promote more political participation, to share and celebrate our cultural heritage with people from different origins, to promote Chinese entrepreneurs to invest and run in local businesses. 2017 is Canada's 150 birthday. When we look back, we see our ancestors came to this land to build Canadian Pacific Railway that crosses the Rocky Mountain and left a common memory of contributing to build and found this country. Today, we have every reasons to believe that under multicultural policy we will work hard and apply wisdom to build a truly beautiful and wonderful homeland - Canada!

We pay tribute to our origin country. She gave birth to us, raised we up. Her heart is with us with every step of our new lives. CTCCO always remembers the tie to China and continue to bridge the communication and friendship between two countries, to promote mutual understanding and a win-win situation. During my tenure, I will lead CTCCO to play its intend role in contributing to foster Canada-China friendship and China's economic development. Golden rooster roars, the spring refreshes the land. I believe with support and recognition from various levels of governments, Chinese Consulate-General Toronto, Chinese Canadian from all ways of lives in Greater Toronto Area and friends of CTCCO, we will for sure have a better and bright tomorrow. Thank you!

Xingyong Lin

President
Confederation of Toronto CHinese Canadian Organizations (CTCCO)