Treenee Lopez

Treenee Lopez
British Columbia (BC)
Chair, Tourism & Environment Committee
Vice Chair of Arts and Culture Committee
Deputy Vice-Chair, Business & Trade Committee


Trinidad (Treenee) Lopez is the Founder & Chair of the Global Pinoy Diaspora Canada (GPDC), an advocacy group founded in 2011 committed to stand for the rights and issues affecting Filipinos and Filipino Canadians. Treenee is also Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC)’s Regional Director for North America.

Treenee was born and raised in Manila and came to Vancouver in 1978. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Philippine Christian University in Manila and a Healthcare Management Certificate from BCIT as one of its 8 first graduates for the Post Basic Intensive Care Nursing (PBICN) program in 1987. She worked in the Cardiac Care Unit and the last 9yrs as a Client Service Coordinator in the ER at Fraser Health Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, until retirement in 2013. She then fully devoted her time on volunteer work in the community foremost with GPDC on projects that effect needed changes to advance interest of overseas Filipinos, be it in arts, leadership, fundraising, empowerment, the environment, calamities, and sports.

Treenee continues to find ways to support the internationally educated nurses wherein she co-founded and became Vice President of International Nursing Alliance (INA), which holds free pathway workshops and programs.