Ontario Hong Kong Youth Action
OHKYA is a youth-led group aiming to advocate for Hong Kong and to support the Hong Kong diaspora community.
OHKYA participated in a legal workshop developed by CCNCTO, Butterfly, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic and Friends of Chinatown, supporting Chinese refugees and immigrants to understand their legal rights. We hope that Hongkongers will participate in the future legal programs hosted by these organizations since groups that support Hong Kong refugee claims are limited. We hope that Hongkongers can learn more about the legal situations and rights, thereby protecting themselves and others.
The objective of this survey is to support HongKongers who plan to settle down in Canada, or non-permanent residents who are new to Canada, to acquire relevant legal needs, including legal/ status information, to achieve “self-help.” By understanding HongKongers’ needs, we can assist those groups in tailoring customized and accessible materials provided in the program. After participating in the program, we wish participants to understand their legal situations and rights. Chinese materials will be launched in 2022 by these organizations.
Ontario Hong Kong Youth Action (OHKYA) was formed by a group of youths who come from diverse backgrounds, with some pursuing their post-secondary education, and others entering the workforce, all residing in Ontario who is concerned about Hong Kong and other places being threatened by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). It was previously Ontario Universities Hong Kong Awareness Group (ONUHKAG), which aimed to advocate for academic freedom and human rights, particularly related to Hong Kong and other regions under CCP control. Our goal is to inform and connect communities surrounding concerns about social issues in Hong Kong and Canada, build a province-wide Hong Kong youth community, and raise political awareness through various campaigns.
OHKYA operates on Turtle Island, known as Canada nowadays, where Indigenous people continue to exist, thrive, and resist colonial, environmental, and racial violence. This group upholds social justice values and stands in solidarity with all marginalized people. Individuals and communities that advocate for social justice must support each other to fight against all forms of oppression. Oppression is a global issue; we strive to use our transnational perspectives to educate and connect people.
本組織的三大方向為：(一) 聯繫加港青年並推動香港加拿大人海外社區發展；(二) 為香港新移民提供社區支援；以及 (三) 與其他加拿大社群保持團結而推進社會公義。
- What We Can Learn from Heidegger about Identity and Authenticityby Kate As immigrants from Hong Kong, we must face difficult questions about our identity and how we should reason about our place in the world as we flee from our home and move to a more politically stable country such as Canada. Do we have a responsibility to continue to fight for Hong Kong’s […]
- Amoral Universalism: The Olympic Paradoxby Kate The official news agency of the Chinese Communist Party, Xinhua, referred to calls for the boycott of the Beijing 2022 Olympics as a “selfish and ultimately harmful act,” asserting that the Olympics Games are “a tool … to encourage mutual understanding among people of all countries and regions, to popularize Olympism and to […]