August 2017 – July 2018
Ontario Trillium Fund
Champions for Yough project aims to provide Korean-speaking adults (ages 25+) with opportunities to learn about the individual factors, family factors, and environmental factors that affect Korean-Canadian youth's growth into a healthy and resilent adult.
April 2017 – March 2018
Law Foundation of Ontario
‘Empowerment through Knowledge’ Project is a one year project designed to provide legal information on immigration, landlord and tenant law to various non-profit organizations who are serving non-English speaking community.
This project is one of initiatives of Connecting Communities projects within Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) to provide legal information to Non-English speaking population that are facing significant barriers to accessing the legal information and services.
The project is mainly focusing on providing legal information training of immigration, landlord and tenant law through interactive and participatory workshops to frontline workers and trusted intermediaries such as faith leaders and board members of non-profit organizations associated with the Korean, Vietnamese and Filipino community.
This project is developed and led by KCWA Family and Social Services (KCWA) in partnership with the Korean Canadian Lawyers Association (KCLA), VWAT Family Services (VWAT), and the Kababayan Multicultural Centre.
April 2017 – March 2018
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
To promote volunteerism among Korean seniors and to provide better opportunities to improve their participation in their communities.
To increase social participation and inclusion of ethnic Korean seniors in their communities.
To promote the health and well-being of participants and those who are served through volunteering.
The KCWA Family and Social Services has continued to share knowledge and information to promote external cooperation with outside communities through the PALS (Preventing Abuse of Loving Seniors) project. As a leader in KCWA family and social services believes that assisting outside communities with KCWA’s prior experience and knowledge will help all Canadians.
PALS (Preventing Abuse of Loving Seniors)
Elder Abuse Prevention among the Southeast Asian Communities New Horizons for Seniors
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
March 29, 2012
March 28, 2015
VWAT Family Services, Hong Fook Mental Health Association, KCWA Family and Social Services
To increase senior empowerment as experts on elder abuse prevention through Peer Leadership Training
To form networks of safety and support through a “Seniors-Helping-Seniors Program”
Enhance the awareness of elder abuse among the Southeast Asian communities through an Elder Abuse Prevention Manual translated into 5 ethnic languages: Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), and Korean
Increase seniors’ community engagement in supporting for their needs at a social cultural level.
Scope & Deliverables
Produce one peer leader training manual which will be translated into 5 ethnic languages (Vietnamese, Cambodian, traditional and simplified Chinese, and Korean)
Establish a Working Committee including 5 project coordinators
Deliver two series of workshops
The first series consist of 4 information sessions and 1 follow-up session
Each workshop will be 2.5 hours long and will be delivered in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean
Will recruit up to 100 older adults as participants (20 seniors/language group)
The second series consist of 4 training workshops and 1 follow-up session. These will be facilitated by staff.
Each workshop will be 2.5 hours long and will be delivered in Vietnamese, Korean, Cambodian, Mandarin and Cantonese
Will have a total of 50 older adults as peer leaders (10 seniors/ language group)
100 seniors are attending the first series of Elder Abuse Prevention Information Sessions
Another 50 seniors are trained to be peer leaders in Elder Abuse Prevention after the second series of Peer Leadership training
h1Strong networks among the trained peer leaders in the community
Peer leaders will deliver 30 activities including workshops and meetings. Each activity will have approximately 10 participants
Produce a semi-annual project report at the beginning of October and April of each year on best Activities / practices led by peer leader seniors
h1Collect feedbacks from 75% of the project’s participants
(KCWA / Nov, 2012 - Jun, 2014)
54 people registered / 42 participants had completed all sessions
42 people from the level 1 registered / 31 participants had completed
Totally 6 times / 77 attendances
Totally 6 times (OKBA Trade Show, BF-Hub Open House Event, Dano Festival, Korean Thanksgiving Day Festival)
Nov 23, 2013
June 14, 2014
Monica Y. Kim CGA Professional Corporation
Park & Jung LLP Barristers
Korean Canadian Lawyers’ Association (KCLA)
Hong Fook Mental Health Association (Korean Community)
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Young Nak Korean Presbyterian Church of Toronto
Holy Mountain Presbyterian Church
R.S. Kane Funeral Home
Mugungwha Homes: Non-profit registered charity organization
The Rose of Sharon: Korean Long Term Care Centre
Ontario Korean Businessmen’s Association (OKBA)
April 2010 – March 2012
Status of Women Canada
To empower young women between the ages of 16 to 24 with a focus on education on violence against women.
To educate the general public about the strength of women through historical examples and lessons
To reach out to young women and provide them with opportunities to positively contribute to their community as a role model
To prevent young women from becoming victims of violence
Peer leader training workshops
Educational arts program
NABI Women’s Network
January 2009 – December 2009
The project aims to facilitate individual family members
To understand other members of their family in terms of their unique settlement challenges,
To decrease their settlement predicament and isolation caused from their new environment
As an end result, it is the goal of the project to assist all the family members to have a joyful settlement in Canada.
A monthly newcomer family network meeting
Cooking classes for male newcomers
On-going informational support (individual or group)
Workshops and Seminars
Toronto Korean Canadian Association
December 2008 –November 2009
Human Resources and Social Development Canada
This project is promoting Korean Canadian senior residents at Calvary Manor (Markham, Ontario) to age at home through a peer support model that includes itinerant social, recreational, and educational services.
To empower seniors to lead an independent and active lifestyle
To utilize the seniors’ energy, enthusiasm and volunteerism to mutually support each other to age at home
To increase physical and recreational activities to stimulate their minds to prevent early dementia
To reduce the risk of social isolation of seniors
To provide culturally and linguistically appropriate social and support services for seniors and their families
To enable seniors to actively participate and contribute their experience and wisdom in the community for social integration
Peer support program
Group grocery shopping
September 2007 – May 2009
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
This project has a peer leader training program for Korean immigrant women to increase their awareness of breast health and it will educate women on how to do breast self-examinations and to distinguish between medical facts and myths about breast cancer. Women gain knowledge to detect breast cancer early and get adequate treatment. As a result, we can build a supportive social network for Korean immigrant women to have healthy and beautiful lives.
Peer leader training
Community outreach workshop
Mobile clinic services
March 2006 – April 2009
Ontario Trillium Foundation
The project objective is to create healthy and safer environments for children in seven ethnolinguistic communities by increasing the capacities within these communities to provide family-centered sexual health education. Seven ethnolinguistic communities were Bengali, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil and Vietnamese.
Peer parent leadership training
Workshops for parents group in the community
Asian Community AIDS Services, Toronto Public Health, Bloor Life & Information Skills Centre, KCWA 한인여성회, Queen West Community Health Centre, St. Stephen’s Community House, St. Joseph’s Health Centre-Women’s Health Centre, Vietnamese Association Toronto
June 2007 – May 2008
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
The goal of this project is to prevent domestic violence in the Korean community by focusing on enhanced education on domestic violence issues through various workshops in community groups.
Peer leader training
Community outreach workshop