My Script My Voice is a university-community partnership. Operating on the principles of collaboration and mutual exchange, this partnership brings together community-based organizations, collectives, and educators that work with Asian youth and parents as well as scholars with access to structures that regularly support community-engaged scholarship. The ethic of collaboration guides the co-shaping of the research design, data collection and analysis, and knowledge mobilization, while the “on-the-ground” perspectives of Asian youth and parents, service providers, and educators ensure that practicality and usability remain central to this research. Engaging the perspectives and input of various stakeholders, the project develops linkages across academic and non-academic partners while adhering to the tenets and principles of community-based research.
This partnership is led by Lin Fang at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW) in collaboration with Hong Fook Mental Health Association (HFMHA), The Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO), The Asian Canadian Living Archive (TACLA), Scarborough Youth United (SYU), Filipino Canadian Social & Community Workers Network (FCSCWN), Fil-Can Educators Network (FCEN), and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). The project is proposed and developed alongside co-investigators: Stephanie Begun (FIFSW), Eunjung Lee (FIFSW), and Izumi Sakamoto (FIFSW).