Korean Professional Women's Association



Upcoming events

    • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • EY Tower, 100 Adelaide St. W, 31st floor

    Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
    Ernst & Young Tower, 100 Adelaide St W, 31st Fl  


    Our parents came to Canada, got jobs, started businesses, saved their money, raised families and gave us whatever they could. As the next generation, we grew up, got jobs, got busy with our families and careers. Our parents aged and they created ‘Rose of Sharon’ - the first and only Korean heritage focused nursing home and retirement residence in 2011. And while our parents tried to do it on their own, it didn’t go exactly as planned. 

    Did you know that Rose of Sharon is in receivership? 

    During the same period, however, other communities have significantly grown the number of nursing home beds, including the Chinese community, which has grown by tenfold, while the Korean community is at risk of losing their only 60 beds. 

    On May 31, 2017, the court authorized the sale of the nursing home by a public sale process to be carried out by the Receiver. Since that time, a special task force has been formed to put forward a feasible bid to acquire the nursing home for the purpose of maintaining the Korean heritage of the home. Again, it appears our parents are trying to take care of things for themselves. Our parents' community has collectively raised over $3.5 million in an effort to purchase the nursing home back. 

    It's time for us, the 2nd generation, to know what is going on in our community. Join us to find out more. 

    Ask your questions and get answers from people in the know.

    This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.  

    Register today! 

    Questions? Email us at events@kpwa.ca

Past events

Friday, November 24, 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Connect & Inspire 2017 - Celebrating Our Failures
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Interracial Love
Thursday, August 17, 2017 K-Talks 2017 - Modern Family: Living in Har-mo-nee
Saturday, December 10, 2016 2016 Annual General Meeting
Saturday, October 29, 2016 YOU ARE A CHANGEMAKER
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Connect & Inspire 2016
Sunday, August 07, 2016 Summer Swing!
Saturday, June 18, 2016 Learn to Golf!
Friday, April 29, 2016 Unconventional Success: A K-Talks Series
Saturday, February 20, 2016 Interview and Resume Workshop
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Stepping Into True Leadership
Friday, November 27, 2015 2015 Annual General Meeting
Friday, November 13, 2015 KPWA Speed Dating & Year End Social
Thursday, August 27, 2015 K-Talks: The Effects of Networking
Friday, July 24, 2015 Meet'n'Mingle: KPWA Social Night
Thursday, June 18, 2015 LEADING CHANGE: OLIVIA CHOW
Thursday, May 21, 2015 LIFT OFF: KPWA Official Launch Event
Saturday, March 14, 2015 Avancer 2015: Stepping Forward - Panel Discussion & Networking Event
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