Wilfredo Rapanan was born and raised in the town of Villasis, Pangasinan and is the youngest of seven siblings. He completed his BA at St.Louis University in Baguio City in 1970. He then enrolled at the University of the East Law School in 1970. His achievements as a Bacalureate holder of political science and law wherein one of his studies focused into the study of Martial Law. Though interrupted in 1972 due to declaration of martial law and the suspension of writ of habeas corpus, Wilfredo migrated to Canada in 1974 and went on to become a legal researcher to a legal firm in Orillia, Ontario until 1977. He made a bold move to becoming a Psychiatric Assistant to help those in need at the Toronto Hospital until retirement in 2008. His lifelong journey of helping others and his positive involvement with the Filipino community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada has spanned decades. Wilfredo's true passion and discipline for law and political science has served him well in his role as long time President of The Pangasinan Association of Canada. Using his expertise, he assisted in drafting the bylaws of PIDC (Philippine Independence Day Council). Wilfredo's longtime work and dedication in the Filipino community has been an honour for both him and his peers to this day.