OneHub. Growth

集大莊

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Our History - OneHub Growth

OneHub Growth co-founder Eddie Lee came to Canada as an immigrant in 2011. With his extensive experience working in the IT field as a global financial controller, Eddie still faced challenges in his job-seeking journey. Despite facing difficulties, he demonstrated his positive values and volunteered his time to help people in communities by sharing his knowledge. In 2012, Eddie won the JVS Toronto Newcomer Award and successfully found a job that matched his skill sets. In collaboration with community agencies such as the Centre for Immigrant & Community Services (CICS), Job Skills, Skills For Change, and JVS Toronto, Eddie has provided mentorship programs with newcomers and facilitated workshops on various topics as a guest speaker. In 2018, Eddie decided to establish a non-profit organization focusing on employment-related issues. With social responsibility in mind, Eddie continues to help individuals and families in communities build, bridge, and boost opportunities in the Canadian workforce. 

OneHub Growth co-founder Sann Chan, a registered social worker in Ontario, believes in the power of community work that can foster a growth mindset across different points of one’s life. She named our organization as OneHub Growth and the word “growth” has become the driving force for us in helping one build their employability and financial stability. With the establishment of our organization, Sann has used a social work lens to set a clear direction for our organization that is consistent with the social responsibility described by Eddie. During the planning stage, Sann was happy to work with Jacky to form the organization’s website and promote the mission of OneHub Growth.

集大莊 a place of integration

To continue the legacy...

Eddie would like to name the organization in Chinese 集大莊. To honour his grandfather, Eddie picked the name集大莊to pass on the legacy of his grandfather’s Chinese calligraphy brush company, which played an important role in promoting traditional cultural practices in the Hong Kong community. 集大莊means a place of integration. The words “集大成者” were used by the famous Chinese scholar Mencius(孟子) to praise Confucius (孔子) as the one who epitomizes success in career, knowledge, skills, and morality. This is a perfect match for the goal of OneHub Growth, which is to optimize the strengths and potentials of individuals in the communities.

Since 2022, Sann has taken the organization’s executive director role. OneHub Growth has begun offering community-based programs and services to people in need. Sann believes that OneHub Growth has the uniqueness and capacity to play a key role in supporting vulnerable members of the community. Living in vulnerable circumstances can be caused by limited capacity or inadequate access to resources and opportunities. Anyone can find themselves in these situations at some point in their life (CIHR, 2018). Our community work addresses social issues such as poverty, unemployment, and inequalities+.  In response, we explore the contemporary realities of different populations, including newcomers, women, youth, mature workers, seniors, and low to modest-income families.

集大莊 in 1955, Hong Kong
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