2019 Hong Fook Gala
The Hong Fook Gala returns on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites, Conference Centre and Spa in Markham. We are honoured to have Louie Castro, famous Hong Kong singer, to be our featured performer, and Noemi Weis, President of Filmblanc as the keynote speaker. Through her experience writing and producing the documentary Connecting the Dot, Noemi will share her insights on youth mental health from a global perspective.
In Canada, 70% of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence. Young people aged 15 to 24 are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group. Our East Asian youth face a unique dilemma of negotiating and reconciling their identities between traditional Asian familial, collectivism values and western independence, self-exploration cultures. This creates barriers for youth to communicate with their parents, engage with their peers and connect to the community, and affects their helping-seeking behavior, social inclusion and mental wellness.
The 2019 Hong Fook Gala again focuses on youth mental health, to subsidize the current youth programs and to seek new partners supporting the newly launched Hong Fook Youth and Family Hub. Your support is essential for our youth to express and explore who they are individually and collectively in a supportive space. In every $100 of the net proceeds from the Gala, $45 goes to the Youth and Family Service.
Kindly support the 2019 Hong Fook Gala by the following approaches.
For any inquiries, please contact Sunny Wang, Manager, Resource Advancement and Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-493-4242 ext. 2258.