In collaboration with: Hong Fook Mental Health Association, Hong Fook Youth Advisory Committee, The Asian Canadian Living Archive
My Script My Voice is a university-community partnership led by Lin Fang at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work in collaboration with Hong Fook Mental Health Association, Hong Fook Youth Advisory Committee, and The Asian Canadian Living Archive.
The project is proposed and developed alongside co-investigators:
Stephanie Begun, Eunjung Lee, and Izumi Sakamoto.
FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK
As the oldest school of social work in Canada, the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto has been dedicated to changing lives and communities through education, the development and adoption of evidence-informed practices and far-sighted policy development and recommendations.
As a collaborator in My Script My Voice, FIFSW is committed to meet the local challenges faced by East Asian youth to work towards creating tangible change and program recommendations for strengthening youth mental health.
Facebook: @The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Hong Fook Mental Health Association is the leading ethno-cultural community mental health agency serving
Asian communities in the GTA for over 35 years.
Through their extensive services and programs in Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese, HFMHA has engaged a diverse range of clients, partners volunteers, and donors who with alongside them to deliver significant, strong, and sustainable care.
Hong Fook's Youth and Family Program aims at promoting the resiliency of East Asian youth (ages 11-25) and their family members and caregivers. This project is led by Roberta Wong, Joyce Chiu, and Eumela Nuesca.
THE YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Youth Advisory Committee is a leadership group formed by East Asian high school students.
YAC members meet weekly to collaborate as a group to:
Plan and execute special projects in the community and schools
Brainstorm new avenues for projects to take on
Create leadership roles for members to play
Lead large-scale events at Hong Fook promoting youth work
YAC members: Agnes, Brenda, Clover, Hilary, Pearly Then, Selina Tang, and Zichen
THE ASIAN CANADIAN LIVING ARCHIVE
The Asian Canadian Living Archive is reclamation and renewal.
TACLA believes in the power of listening to and recording the stories and wisdoms of those who came before us and did the necessary work to pave a way for us in the present. They believe in using our creative abilities to engage, expand, and critique the work of our elders, and tell our own stories to forge different ways.
TACLA is a meeting ground for creative storytelling and intergenerational engagement, nurtured by and for our communities. We are committed to creative research, artful representation, and equitable outreach to tell intentional narratives about our histories, presents, and futures. TACLA coordinator: Grayson Lee