Hong Fook Gala 2023

On Saturday, June 17, the highly anticipated Hong Fook Gala took place at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites, Conference Centre and Spa in Markham. With a turnout of almost 400 guests, the event raised over $300,000, aiming to support and enhance the delivery of culturally competent mental health services to Asian communities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Hon. Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, acknowledged Hong Fook’s vital role in providing culturally competent care and addressing unique challenges faced by Asian communities. Kindly watch his Opening Remarks.

Keynote speaker Yollanda Zhang, together with four of our Recovery College's Peer Supporters, shared how they have thrived from their lived experience and how essential the culturally competent mental health care to individuals with mental illness and their families. Kindly watch her Keynote Speech “Beautifully Unbroken”.

Please read the 2023 Gala Program Book here.

In the past decade, your generosity has:

  • helped us secure a permanent location at Downtown Markham, which houses our Asian Youth and Family Hub and our future Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre in York Region, and opens an alternate door for us to better attend to the rising needs of mental health services in southern York Region with highly concentrated Asian communities;
  • supported the expansion of our resilience-based Youth and Family Services, a safe space for our youth to develop concrete tools and strategies for mental wellbeing, and a channel for parents to understand their children better;
  • fostered the launch of our innovative Culturally Competent Recovery College, a non-clinical model to improve personal recovery and create placement opportunities for peers to live a meaningful, autonomous and empowered life;
  • supported our stigma reduction work to engage over 8,000 community members, building their coping skills and promoting their help seeking behaviors; and
  • sustained our continuum of services and quality care helping 1,700 individuals with mental health challenges each year.


We are happy to announce the raffle draw result for the 2023 Hong Fook Raffle. The Winners are…..

1st Prize Winning Number: # 00729

Description: Two Round-Trip Air Tickets to New York City & Three-Night Stay at Midtown Manhattan Springhill Suites Marriott Hotel (Valued at $ $2,595) Sponsored by Sogo Travel Inc. and Springhill Suites Marriott Hotel


2nd Prize - Winning Number: # 00138

Description: Sobeys/Foodland/FreshCo Gift Card (Valued at $600) Sponsored by Scotiabank


3rd Prize - Winning Number: # 00363

Description: Costco Gift Card (Valued at $500) Sponsored by Applaud Realty Inc.


4th Prize - Winning Number: # 00571

Description: Petro-Canada Gift Card (Valued at $500) Donated by Anonymous


5th Prize - Winning Number: # 00084

Description: One Apple iPad 10.2” (2021) 64GB, WiFi, Space Grey (Valued at $449) Sponsored by Bell Canada


6th Prize - Winning Number: # 00067

Description: Costco Gift Card (Valued at $300) Donated by Anonymous


7th Prize - Winning Number: # 00296

Description: Costco Gift Card (Valued at $200) Donated by Anonymous


Thank you to all the sponsors, guests, volunteers, and staff for an amazing night.