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Meet Our Instructors

Meet Our Instructors

Abella Ortiz

HCA: Clinical Instructor Abella worked in the Philippines and Middle East as a Register Nurse before immigrating to Canada. Working abroad, she brings to her role experience as a nursing supervisor in various hospitals , a health educator as a clinical instructor, and a strong appreciation of the importance of respect for cultural diversity in … Read More

Rona Simsuangco

Rona Simsuangco

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM (HCA) Rona was a practicing Midwife in the Philippines before immigrating to Canada in 1998. Here she has been a LPN since 2007 working in Acute care in hospital settings, and as a Client Services Supervisor for one of the largest Home Support agencies in BC. In addition to classroom and … Read More

Marilee Sinlao

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM (HCA) Marilee obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in the Philippines, where she worked in a variety of different hospital units including surgical, maternity, and emergency. Since arriving to Canada, she first achieved her license as a LPN and then as a Registered Nurse. As a Health Care Assistant Program instructor … 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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“As you probably are aware by now, most of my recent hires are from your college, and I am very happy with the performance and work ethics of your graduates. They are very responsive, caring and have a solid knowledge by the time they enter the workforce.

Kudos to you and to your organization.

With much respect,”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Retirement Concepts Guildford Seniors Village


“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

I credit my success in finding work straight after I had graduated to their positive training environment and the very supportive staff at Drake Medox. It is from my experience at Drake Medox that I would definitely recommend them to all my family and friends. Thank you Drake Medox College for making my dream of becoming a healthcare assistant come true! I am very happy with all that I've managed to achieve so far and feel I have a bright future ahead!

~ GLENN MACDONALD - HCA