The KoR Youth Recognition Award
Observing Rizal’s teaching of valuing education and developing youth potential, the KoR Winnipeg Chapter prepares to hold the 18th Youth Recognition Awards Night, in conjunction with the observation of and honoring Rizal’s Martyrdom, on December 30, 2014. This program aims to encourage further education of Winnipeg high school students with Filipino heritage who have excelled academically or have contributed significantly to their community in their Grade 12 year.
KOR SENIORS WELLNESS SEMINARS
The long standing project that is chaired by Sir John Gano has served the valued seniors of the Filipino-Canadian Community of Winnipeg since it's inception in 2005. Seminars have dealt with such topics as healthy living, prescription medications, management of chronic diseases, gambling addiction, and so on. The program was placed on hiatus between 2010 to 2012 when the Chapter concentrated on the implementation of the elder abuse awareness program, ICAPEA. The seminars resumed again in 2013, with a health seminar and to celebrate Senior's Month.
INNOVATIVE CULTURAL APPROACHES IN THE PREVENTION OF ELDER ABUSE (ICAPEA)
ICAPEA Project Announcement - March 19, 2010
The elder abuse awareness project was implemented in partnership with the Manitoba Association of Filipino Canadian Teachers of Manitoba, Inc (MAFTI). A federal grant was acquired from the Senior's New Horizon Program under the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development, Canada.
Three workshops were presented to achieve the project goal: Awareness Campaign in varying media and unique approaches for altering attitudes favorable in preventing abuse for the South East Asian Seniors.
Speakers from differing Southeast Asian Communities spoke about culture and family. The forum explored similarities in culture for the varying groups, concepts related to how culture may help or hinder recognition and management of elder abuse.
Insight gained at the forum included the need to target younger generation for involvement of elder abuse awareness programs.
Two Part Program
1. Presentation of the original play: Dapit Hapon
2. Exploration and review concepts of elder abuse including:
- Financial and Material Abuse
- Physical and Sexual Abuse
- Verbal and Emotional Abuse
- Institutional Abuse
Speakers included: Police Department, Age and Opportunity, Protection for Persons in Canada, Manitoba Seniors and Healthy Living Secretariat, Partners Seeking Solution with Seniors, Communication Tips sheet was presented by Gemma Dalayoan.
Initial dissemination of project outputs which included:
- “Understanding Filipino Seniors” an original resource book
- Directory of service providers
- Tips in Communicating with Filipino Seniors
- Filipino Community Profile
- Service providers also had material for senior attendees