With over 15 years working in the nonprofit sector as an NGO administrator, Orlando has an extensive knowledge of Government programs and mandates, having been actively involved with research and advocacy for legislation impacting the implementation and delivery of programs more effectively.
Orlando has participated in the past in the Ontario and Federal Annual Budget consultations representing the regional immigration sector and has actively contributed to sectorial consultations towards policy and advocacy involving labour market and economic development trends, employment insurance, social assistance, pensions, education, health care, housing, taxation, regional economic development, equity, diversity, human rights, Law and immigration.
Under Orlando’s oversight, the Quinte Local Immigration Partnership was established in 2007 and today more than 52 stakeholders are part of the council including the three levels of government.
Orlando was also the founder of the Central Eastern Ontario Translation and Interpretation Services in 2005, a social enterprise part of Quinte Immigration services providing interpretation and translation services for the government, hospitals, the court services and many nonprofit stakeholders throughout Ontario.
Presently Orlando is developing and implementing an agricultural pilot project under Quinte United Immigration services, with funds from the Canadian Red Cross, that will train and facilitate Syrian refuges to access the agricultural labour market and entrepreneurship in Ontario.
Orlando has a foreign university degree in Law and Business Administration.