June 16 Report Back to Communities

Throughout the months of April and May, 2016, the Asian Heritage Foundation has been consulting with Calgary Asian Communities, as part of our strategic review of the organization’s goals and activities.

Please join us on June 16th to find out what we heard through our consultation with over 12 Asian Calgarian communities and start helping us to build our road map for moving forward together.

We would like to first thank those of you who took the time to participate in Asian Heritage Foundation’s community dialogue and consultation sessions. Those were enriching conversations as you shared so much with us regarding your community’s needs, accomplishments and activities, as well as hopes and aspirations.

We appreciate your feedback on AHF’s new strategic directions. We heard many “shared” interests, needs and challenges ranging from interests for joint programs and need for community space, to the desire to be part of the broad based society to instil pride in community and foster greater cross-cultural awareness.

An abundance of ideas were presented for further exploration and discussion on June 16th, including how Asian Canadians can come together to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday and which broad-based organizations the communities deem important and beneficial to work with collaboratively to enhance social inclusion in Calgary.

We will explore the roles of Asian Heritage Foundation to better support the diverse and fast growing Asian Calgarian communities which stand at over 200,000 strong. Together, we can have a stronger voice through collective action. We hope to have you be a part of this voice.

Please join us on June 16, 2016

Teresa Woo-Paw
Co-Chair, Asian Heritage Foundation

When: 5:30pm June 16, 2016
Where: The Officer’s Mess, Fort Calgary
750 – 9th Avenue SE

Light refreshment will be provided. Parking is free in the Fort Calgary lot.

Please RSVP your attendance at this meeting by replying to jdeleeuw@shaw.ca, so that we can keep track of expected numbers.

For questions, please contact:

Johanne Deleeuw
Asian Heritage Foundation Coordinator