The Toronto Hakka Heritage Alliance (THHA) is a network of organizations whose members live in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and hail from the Chinese Hakka diasporas of Ganzhou (China), India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago and South Africa. THHA was launched in August 2013 to support and bring together the Hakka communities with one shared mission statement to Preserve, Promote and Perpetuate the Hakka culture and heritage.
CCC Engage is created by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto (CCCGT) that aims to help older adults and seniors navigate the new normal that we all live in. A variety of online virtual activities and programs such as arts, crafts, health, cooking, and community building are designed to focus on the well-being and safety of seniors, while also allowing them to learn new skills in an engaging and interactive environment.
The Toronto Hakka Conference (THC) set out to establish at its fourth conference in 2016 a Hakka Education Trust that would award scholarships to students. THC2016 commemorated its founding in 2000 with the inauguration of a scholarship program for students entering post-secondary studies. Applicants sponsored by supporting organizations were evaluated on a range of criteria and the chosen students were introduced at the closing ceremony.
For THC2020, applicants were assessed on Academic achievement, non-Academic contribution, Vision for their generation, and Aspirations for the future. The selection committee was headed by business consultant and community activist Charles Young, who was director of the fourth THC. He was assisted in this task by Dr. Suzanne Wong, Physician Leader and Educator, and Winston Chang, Marine Underwriter and Author.
The 31st World Hakka Conference will be held for the first time in Canada. Originally scheduled for October 8 – 10, 2021 has been postponed to June 24 – 26, 2022. Hosted by the Hakka Canadian Association, it will take place in Markham, Ontario.
After thousands of years of migration, Hakka people are all over the globe and those in Canada are yearning to meet and mingle with their fellow Hakkas around the world to share and discuss their rich common heritage. Throughout their long course of progression, Hakka people have indomitably made history in different eras and many places, and have constantly written glorious chapters for the prosperity of the Chinese ethnicity.
The 31st World Hakka Conference with the theme of “Hakka Reunion & World Harmony” hopes, through the gathering of fellow Hakkas and friends, to allow for meaningful exchanges, especially for the younger generation.
Given the cultural importance of the conference, and the Hakka heritage of the vast majority of MCAO members, we strongly encourage fellow MCAO members to attend the conference. This historic event will afford you the utmost opportunity to broaden and promote the Hakka spirit, enhancing the unity of Hakkas at home and abroad, promoting economic cooperation and cultural exchanges.
For more information on this special first ever event in Ontario, including the registration process, kindly access the following links to: https://worldhakka2021.com/en/invitation-letters/