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Events

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 2020

KPWA Book Club – Beyond the Cover
Open to KPWA members and hosted by the Leadership Committee, we cordially invite you to join Beyond the Cover, our new book club series dedicated to exploring literature written by Korean authors.
Jul 03, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Zoom
KPWA Wellness Series - Boxing / HIIT
Stay Strong, Stay Connected
Jul 11, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
Zoom
2020 KPWA Mentorship Program Wrap Up Social
Celebrating your success
Jul 23, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Online Zoom Event

PREVIOUS EVENTS 2020

KPWA Wellness Series – Stay Strong, Stay Connected

Part 2 – Be Kind to Your Mind

Date: June 20, 2020

In support of our community through COVID-19, KPWA is hosting a series of events focused on mental & physical wellness. This series featured Jaeyell (Jae) Kim, MSW, RSW, Social Worker and Psychotherapist. 

All events within this wellness series hosted via Zoom. 

KPWA Wellness Series – Stay Strong, Stay Connected

Part 1 – Pilates by Stav

Date: June 20, 2020

In support of our community through COVID-19, KPWA is hosting a series of events focused on mental & physical wellness, starting with Pilates by Stav

All events within this wellness series hosted via Zoom. 

Our Stories: A KPWA International Women's Day Event

Date: March 7, 2020

In celebration of this year's International Women's Day theme of #EachForEqual, KPWA presents "Our Stories" where we'll hear stories of Korean womxn in our community who have championed for and/or have created spaces for womxn to build, foster, and nurture equity and enablement within our community.

Jane Hur was born in South Korea, raised in Canada, and studied History and Literature at the University of Toronto. She began writing her YA historical mystery, The Silence of Bones, after obsessing over books about Joseon-dynasty Korea. Set to be released in April by Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, it was recently selected by the American Booksellers Association as one of the top debuts of Winter/Spring 2020. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

Young Park is a corporate board member, strategic advisor, mentor, and lecturer with more than 35 years of experience in FinTech, Insurance, Telecommunications, and public sectors. She is also an accomplished
C-level executive with a unique combination of business and technology transformations, corporate governance, and risk management experience.

Currently, Young is serving on 4 corporate boards: Calian Group Ltd., President's Choice Financial, RSA Canada, and Fundserv Inc. She is also a long-time member of not-for-profit boards that include a focus on skilled immigrant employment, healthcare, and community well-being. Young holds a ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mina Yun is a personal trainer by day, and financial advisor by night. She has dedicated her life to helping women build healthy lives and healthy wallets. In 2017, she was given a devastating breast cancer diagnosis, despite having nearly 15 years experience in the holistic health space. More recently, she has had to face her biggest challenge yet, when only three months ago, it was discovered that her breast cancer has returned. Mina will be sharing her breast cancer journey, the experience of going through a bilateral mastectomy, and the life-altering lessons that have been a springboard to learning about what it means to be a woman living a blessed life.

A Reading and Discussion with Author
ANN Y.K. Choi

Date: January 8, 2020

In an exclusive KPWA members-only event, members joined
author Ann Y.K. Choi for a reading and discussion of her book, Kay's Lucky Coin Variety. 

The event provided an opportunity delve into meaningful themes and questions with the author in an intimate setting. 

Read more about
Ann Y.K. Choi here.

 

PAST EVENTS 2019

 

PAST EVENTS 2018

 

PAST EVENTS 2017

 

Past Events - 2016

You Are a Changemaker

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 

Location: St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre, 150 King Street West

An engaging afternoon of conversation, learning and inspiration with an amazing panel of active changemakers from our community and a Keynote Address by Senator Yonah Martin.

SPEAKER LINEUP

  • Keynote Address by Senator Yonah Martin

  • Panelists 

Erin Kang, Creator of Story of Ours   

Wayne Kim, Founder & CEO, StorageASP & KIGALabs
Won Kim, Founding Principal, Kim Orr Barristers P.C.
Sharmila Setaram, Former President of Amnesty International 

  • Closing Address by Karen Lee, First Female Korean Police Officer
    in Canada

Special Greetings from the Prime Minister!

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

A Special Greeting from the Prime Minister's Office for our You Are A Changemaker Conference! Check out this message from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to KPWA! We are so honoured!

Watch our Video for the You Are A Changemaker Conference!

About the Conference:

You Are A Changemaker is a conference that serves as a kick-off to the Leading Change Initiative, which has been formed with a mandate to build social capital and effective infrastructure within the Korean-Canadian community and generate greater representation, including political engagement, of Korean-Canadians in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, nationwide. 

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Thank you to our Community Supporters

Take a peak at all of our other events we held in 2016!

 

Past Events - 2015

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