To enhance the lives of East Asian youth by fostering civic participation and greater awareness in positive well-being.
Live Well, Take Action
As a proactive measure, this program utilizes interactive activities and culturally relevant examples and stories to engage East Asian youth in understanding how one’s wellness has a significant impact on self, relationships, and positive contributions to society.
Throughout 8 weekly workshops, student participants are
supported in developing the following skill sets:
By the end of the program, participants collaborate on a community group project that highlights a current issue impacting East Asian communities. Projects are presented at the Student Celebration and other venues in the community.
Student participants gain volunteer hours, a certificate of acknowledgement and a valuable learning experience that is unique to East Asian youth.
Watch our video to learn more about the program!
Applications are closed for 2018-19!
Grades 9 - 12
Those who identify as East Asian
All generations (1st, 1.5, 2nd...), newcomer, new/returning residents, any status
Those who are interested in making an impact in the community
No experience necessary
February - April
(8 weekly workshops, 2 hours after school)
April - May
(community group project on your own time)
Criteria for participants
For more information, check out the Program Overview and Program Evaluation Report from its pilot year:
If you are a:
Student interested in applying for the program
Teacher interested in nominating a student
Parent/guardian interested in involving your child
Click on your school name for more info:
We acknowledge that our schools are situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Métis Nation and the First Peoples of the Williams Treaties First Nations. We recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous Peoples on this land.
The “Live Well, Take Action” program is a collaboration between ALPHA Education and the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO), and is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).
OTF is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.