Eleanor Guerrero-Campbell is a city planner, community champion, and writer. She arrived in Canada in 1977 with a degree in English and Comparative Literature, and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, subsequently planning various cities in BC and Alberta. Guerrero-Campbell co-founded the Multicultural Helping House Society, where, as executive director, she established programs to assist newcomers in Canada. Eleanor Directed Looking Ahead Initiative, a roundtable of stakeholders involved in improving the labor market integration of immigrants in BC. She was Co-Convenor of the City of Vancouver’s Immigrant Partnership Program Committee on Access to Services. Eleanor authored Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit for the Human Resource Managers Association of BC. She was CEO of the Minerva Foundation for B.C. Women, providing leadership programs for women.
Her first novel Stumbling Through Paradise: A Feast of Mercy for Manuel del Mundo (Friesenpress, 2016) depicts the struggles of a Filipino family’s immigrant journey in Canada through three generations. Co-founder of Canadian Filipino Net, a pan-Canadian on-line magazine about issues in the growing Canadian Filipino community, Eleanor has received many awards including the Vancouver Civic Merit Award and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service.