Hong Fook Movie Night

The Foundation will be hosting Hong Fook Movie Night on Friday, December 8, 2017, 5:30pm-9:30pm at Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (6 Garamond Ct, North York).

5:30pm VIP Reception
6:00pm-6:45pm Light Dinner and Donor Recognition (VIP ticket holders only)
7:10pm Opening
7:15pm-8:50pm Featured Movie: Mad World
8:50pm-9:20pm Panel Discussion
9:30pm Closing

The featured movie Mad World, starred by Hong Kong’s top actors, Eric Tsang Chi-wai and Shawn Yue Man-lok, offers a panorama of family conflicts and social apathy, through filming the recovery journey of a former financial analyst who struggles with bipolar disorder and moves back in with his father. As one of the very few humanist dramas from Hong Kong film industry, this movie has been recognized with numerous awards in Asia, including 53rd Golden Horse Awards, 1st Malaysia Golden Global Awards, 12th Osaka Asian Film Festival and 11th Asian Film Awards.

 

Please join us, as always, in this awareness campaign to attend to the invisible needs faced by family members and caregivers. Net proceeds from the Movie Night will be used to further support Hong Fook’s Family Support Program, which provides a range of programs and activities to family members and caregivers, with an aim to strengthen their resources, resilience and capacity and ultimately benefit the clients.


You could show your strong support through:

  • attending the event: VIP ticket is $100 per person (light dinner included), regular ticket is $25 per person
  • sponsoring the event, please find more details in the sponsorship package
  • displaying the event posters at your facilities or including the event e-banner in your email signature

For all inquiries, please contact Jenny Le, Administrative Assistant, at jle@hongfook.ca or 416-493-4242 X 2277.

 

 

Quick Facts:

  • According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, mental illness is the fourth leading reason for caregiving, after aging, cancer, and cardio-vascular disease.
  • According to a Statistics Canada report in 2013, caregivers have reported significant psychological, health, and financial consequences of providing care for two hours a week or more.
  • Hong Fook’s Family Support Program promote mutual learning, sharing and supporting through ethno-cultural family support groups and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) trainings. From receiving help to self help to mutual help, family members and caregivers in group settings walk hand in hand through the mental health journey.
  • In 2012, approximately 560,000 Canadian caregivers provided care to a person living with a mental health problem or illness according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. In fiscal year 2016, only 130 caregivers had the access to Hong Fook’s Family Support Program supported by three part-time staff serving Cantonese, Korean and Mandarin communities.