As a member of the Chinese Interagency Network's Labour Committee, we invite you to join us for our annual Chinese Worker New Year Celebration on February 11, 2017, 2pm - 4pm. The event will be held at St. Stephen's Community House at 91 Bellevue Avenue. For more details and to RSVP, please see the flyer below.
作为服务华人机构联会劳工委员会的成员，我们诚邀您参加将于2017年2月11日下午2点到4点举办的一年一度华裔职工新春联欢会活动，地点设在圣士提反社区中心（St. Stephen's Community House），91 Bellevue Avenue。详情及报名请查看下面的宣传单张。
The first is a 2-year project called MSW Access Without Fear. This project, for which we will be a trustee, is led by Butterfly and funded by the City of Toronto through the Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Investment Program. The project aims to develop the leadership and capacity of Asian and migrant sex workers to access health, social, safety and legal support. A public forum will be held to increase awareness of the barriers that Asian and migrant sex workers face. Community leaders, service providers and policymakers will be invited.
第一个是名为“移徙性工作者获取服务毋惧怕”的两年项目（ MSW Access Without Fear ）。此项目中我们作为受托管理机构，迁蝶作主导，由多伦多市政府的“开放,公平和人权计划项目"资助（the Access, Equity and Human Rights），旨在培养亚裔及迁徙性工作者的领袖才能，以及发展和提升她们获取健康医疗，社会安全保障，法律援助等服务的能力。届时将会举办一场公众论坛，目的在于加深认识和了解亚裔及移徙性工作者面临的障碍，社区领袖、服务机构工作人员以及政策制定者将被邀请出席。
The second project is called MSW Legal Training project funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario through the Connecting Communities Program. This project will develop training materials for service providers and community leaders, covering 5 areas of the law that impact Asian and migrant sex workers. A set of curriculum materials will be developed, including a resource guide and e-learning tools, to increase the knowledge of service providers and community leaders in navigating the legal system
第二个项目是移徙性工作者相关之法律培训项目（MSW Legal Training Project）。该项目由安省法律基金会（Law Foundation of Ontario）透过“连接社区”（Connecting Communities Fund）基金赞助，为服务机构工作人员和社区领袖制定培训材料。这些材料涵盖了对亚裔及移徙性工作者造成影响的五大法律领域。我们会制定配套的培训课程教材，包括资源指南和电子版学习工具，旨在帮助机构服务工作人员和社区领袖增加在法律系统方面的知识和应对能力。
As an advocacy organization, we primarily work with marginalized communities in the Chinese community in Toronto. It's important that we encompass a human rights lens when working with marginalized communities because we believe that everyone deserves access, support and respect for their human rights and dignity. While we recognize the existing stigma around sex work, our projects with Butterfly focus on increasing access to human rights support and respect for labour rights for the Asian and Migrant Sex Workers community, which fits within our advocacy mandate. We would like to acknowledge our funders, the City of Toronto and the Law Foundation of Ontario, for their support in this important work, and we are excited to collaborate with Butterfly on these initiatives.
Chinese Seniors' Storytelling Workshop (videos) 华裔长者故事会（视频短片）
We are proud to present the following 3 short videos from our Chinese Seniors' Storytelling Workshop Project! Please click on each button and watch the videos, featuring our participants, facilitators and organizers. We hope you can also appreciate the stories being told and the importance of intergenerational exchange between seniors and youth. 请容我们自豪地给您介绍以下三段来自华裔长者故事会项目的短片！您可以点击那些按钮来观看视频，我们华裔长者故事会的参与者，主持人以及组织者有出镜。希望您能够欣赏这些长者娓娓道来的故事以及了解老一代和青年人之间代际交流的重要性。
Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network) is looking for a Project Coordinator for the Migrant Sex Worker Access Without Fear project beginning mid-February 2017 and going until December 2017. The project aims to build up the network, leadership and capacity of Asian and migrant sex workers in Toronto in order for them to access health, safety, social and legal support. This project is being trusteed by the Chinese Canadian National Council - Toronto Chapter.
The ideal candidate will be outgoing, knowledgeable, with a background in community organizing, the ability to work independently, have an anti-oppression analysis and be flexible, organized and familiar with the migrant and sex worker community in Toronto.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Strong initiative; motivated and able to work independently and work in teams
Experience in need assessment, outreach, organizing workshops, trainings and public forum
Ability to work effectively in stressful situations and under tight deadlines
Second language skills, especially Chinese, Korean, or Thai, is an asset
Knowledge of sex work in general and legalities specifically, working with migrants and/or sex workers, and in community organizing, social , health and legal services.
Experiential knowledge of migrant sex work is a strong asset
Availability to work some evenings and weekends as required
Responsible for overall program development, planning, evaluation, coordination
Reach out and build up support network with Asian and Migrant Sex Workers
Conduct needs assessment,
Develop capacity building workshops
Produce resource guide for migrant sex workers
Organize a public forum
Track all finances and expenses and provide regular updates and reimbursement requests to the Executive Director
Provide accompaniments, personal support, referrals, and connect participants with health, social and legal services
Capture program data and provide regular reports on programs and services
Advocate for policy change that better protect the health, safety and human rights of migrant sex workers
Other duties as required
This contract begins the week of February 13, 2017 and ends on December 31, 2017. Hours are 20 hours per week and the rate of pay is $22 per hour.
Please email a cover letter and resume in one document with the title “[Your Name]’s Application for Project Coordinator”. Send to Elene Lam, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Monday January 30, 2017.
We encourage applications from all equity seeking groups.
We thank all applicants, but will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Interviews will be held the week of February 6, 2017.
Another Story Bookshop and Harper Collins present the Toronto Book Launch for
Dragon Springs Road by Janie Chang
Wednesday, February 8th @ 6pm
Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Ave (at Grenadier)
Free - all welcome 416-462-1104
Our entrance is wheelchair accessible but our bathroom is down a flight of stairs
From the author of Three Souls (“heartbreaking and hopeful,” Booklist) comes a new novel set in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, where, as an ancient imperial dynasty collapses, a new government struggles to life and two girls—one a Eurasian orphan, the other a daughter of privilege—are bound together in a friendship that will be tested by duty, honour and love.
Abandoned in the courtyard of a once-lavish estate outside Shanghai, seven-year-old Jialing learns she is zazhong—Eurasian—and thus doomed to face a lifetime of contempt from both Chinese and Europeans. The Yang family, new owners of the estate, reluctantly take her in as a servant. As Jialing grows up, her only allies are Anjuin, the eldest Yang daughter, and Fox, an animal spirit who has lived in the courtyard for more than 300 years. But when a young English girl appears and befriends the lonely orphan—and then mysteriously vanishes—Jialing’s life takes an unexpected turn and gives her hope of finding her long-lost mother.
Instead, Jialing finds herself drawn into a murder at the periphery of political intrigue, a relationship that jeopardizes her friendship with Anjuin and a forbidden affair that brings danger to the man she loves. Ultimately, she learns that for years Fox has been preparing her for a very different sort of fate . . . should she choose to accept it.
“Chang unfurls this intriguing story—set against the chaotic backdrop of China in the early twentieth century-with precision. Rich with detail and a fascinating interplay between the spiritual and earthly realms, Chang’s second novel explores whether it is possible to overcome your past.” (Booklist)
“Janie Chang has a keen eye for detail and infuses them throughout this magical story, with its masterfully rendered setting of the early Chinese republic, characters who bring to life the constrictions of those girls, and a mystical benevolent spirit. The result is enchanting.” (Shilpi Somaya Gowda, author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son)
Born in Taiwan, Janie Chang spent part of her childhood in the Philippines, Iran, and Thailand. She has a degree in computer science and is a graduate of the Writer’s Studio Program at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of Three Souls.