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Meet Our Instructors

INSPIRE, EDUCATE, CHANGE LIVES

Meet Our Instructors

INSPIRE, EDUCATE, CHANGE LIVES

Raquel Alvela

HCA: CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR Raquel achieved her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in the Philippines before immigrating to Canada. She began her career here as a live-in caregiver and didn’t waste any time re-establishing herself within BC’s Healthcare system. Graduating as class valedictorian from Drake Medox College’s HCA program, and then from her LPN program … Read More

Marivic Arciaga

Health Care Assistant (HCA) Marivic graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1990 in the Philippines and spent time working in Pakistan as a surgical nurse before immigrating to Canada in 1996.  Here she achieved her LPN Diploma and has been working in various health care settings including supporting new refugees from different … Read More

CESAR BALCE

Health Care Assistant (HCA) Cesar possesses over 16 years of nursing experience in diverse healthcare settings including Acute Care, Assisted Living and Complex Care and is currently working with the health authority as a Nursing Supervisor in Community Care.  His extensive experience in the field is complemented by over 15 years as an HCA and … Read More

Virginia Carino

Virginia Carino

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM (HCA) Virginia originally obtained her nursing training in the Philippines, and then began her career in Canada as a Licensed Practical Nurse nine years ago. She remains very active and current in her profession working as a Care Coordinator in a seniors’ residence. She joined the Drake Medox College team as … Read More

Drake Medox College Jessa Carlo

JESSA CARLOS

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT (HCA) Prior to becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2018, Jessa volunteered in a long-term care facility for 2 years where she realized her passion for the Healthcare field. In addition to teaching the HCA program at Drake Medox College, she is also working as an LPN providing social services and nursing … Read More

Cindy Cook

Cindy Cook

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS Working with HCA and ESL-HCA students from different areas of the globe at Drake Medox College has been an incredibly rewarding experience for Cindy. Upon earning a Degree in Education and a Specialist Qualification in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Toronto, she took her knowledge, skills and … Read More

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EMPLOYER TESTIMONIAL

“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

Robin W.
HR Generalist
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“Thank you Drake Medox College for assisting us in our hiring. We gained 5 staff from our posting and hope to gain more. Again our gratitude for producing high caliber members of the health care industry.”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Carlton Gardens Care Centre


“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

Through my own personal experience I believe I am able to give to others the level of care, compassion and love that was bestowed upon me during my time of need. Drake Medox College has provided me with the greatest opportunity through their Community Support Worker program, with being able 'pay it forward ' and make a difference in this world. Life is about touching the lives of people around us no matter who they are or where they have come from.

~ TERRY SABO - CSW