An Evening with Ann YK Choi

In an exclusive KPWA members-only event, please join Ann YK Choi for a reading and discussion of her book, kay's Lucky Coin Variety. 

This two-part event will provide an opportunity to delve into meaningful themes and questions with the author in an intimate setting: 

  • Part 1: Pick-up your copy of the book and join us for light refreshments and snacks as we get to know the author and your fellow KPWA members.

  • Part 2: Enjoy a reading by the author along with a discussion about the story and its themes.  Participants are encouraged to share stories and insights.  Light refreshments and snacks will be served.


5th Annual Mentorship Program Launch Event


A Conversation about Owning Your Own Happiness

Date: September 11, 2019

Location: KPMG LLP, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, 46th Floor

We invite you to our 5th annual Mentorship Program Launch Event! Come out to learn about our annual mentorship program, hear from the panelists and mix & mingle with professionals in all levels from various industries. Refreshments will be provided.


Details of the KPWA's Mentorship Program can be found here:

Date: June 8, 2019

Location: Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham

Join Lindsay Knowlton, founder of Iron Lady for an introductory morning of golf at the beautiful Angus Glen Golf Course.


Registration fee includes breakfast, a golf shirt and two hours of instruction including chipping, driving range, rules and etiquette, as well as video swing analysis for everyone. Come out for a fun day on the course with KPWA!

Date & Time: Friday, May 31, 2019, starting at 6:00 pm

Are you LGBTQ+? Korean living in the GTA? Out – or not? Curious, confused? Want to be a supportive ally? Join us for VOICES of Korean LGBTQ+ and allies in the GTA. Come hear their brave stories and experiences. Share yours too. All are welcome.

VOICES is designed as a safe, inclusive, empowering event to create opportunities for support, leadership and community-building among Korean LGBTQ+ and their families and allies.

It is a first-ever initiative by a new Korean-Canadian (KC) community collaboration in the GTA. We are a collaborative of KC community members and leaders who self-identify as LGBTQ+, as well as straight allies.


Connect with us as we envision a Korean identity that welcomes, celebrates and advocates for LGBTQ+ inclusion and seeks to foster health and well-being within our intergenerational and diverse community in Canada.


The event is free but space is limited! If you would like to register or if you have any questions, please email Francis Kim at

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Date & Time: Mondays, May 6 to July 15, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Studio KO at 672 Queen St E

KPWA is excited to announce the latest in its series promoting female empowerment: Boxing lessons with Sylvia Kim at Studio KO! Join us for 11 weeks in the studio to learn the basics of boxing and work up a sweet sweat in the meantime! Sylvia is a client-turned-instructor and is a strong advocate of women and men strengthening their minds and bodies. We will be participating in Studio KO's introductory offering for first-time boxers. 

Runs until July 15, 2019.






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.


  • 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. 


Media Sponsors

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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