How It Works
Select a Candidate
The HPP candidate must be a refugee with a passion to learn and spread the word about the human rights abuses in North Korea.
The pioneer will come to Canada and work with our own advocates and policymakers to build the skill sets to spread the word about the cause on their own.
The HanVoice Board has completed an extensive interview and selection process. We are pleased to announce Audrey Park as our 2016 Pioneer (bio coming soon).
The Pioneer will receive specialized hands-on and integrated training in Toronto which includes:
1. Advocacy and leadership training (including development with respect to persuasive writing, giving effective oral testimonies, public speaking, strategic thinking, and leadership skills)
2. English language lessons to increase English proficiency
3. Hands-on advocacy work with HanVoice
The Korean Canadian Women's Association is our partner in education, training, and leadership development for 2016.
The Pioneer will participate in an internship with a Parliamentarian's office in Ottawa to witness the mechanics of democracy and walk the Halls of Power.
This will provide our Pioneer with
extraordinary exposure to policymakers and equip the Pioneer with an understanding of effective advocacy at the highest level of government.
The Honourable Senator Yonah Martin is our 2016 Parliamentarian partner.
hpp 2017 launch party
HanVoice was started by three law students in 2007, concerned about the lack of an adequate Canadian response to one of the worst ongoing human rights tragedies of an era.
A decade later, what has changed in North Korea? Come meet Ellie Cha, refugee and our 2017 Pioneer, at our Launch Party and 10th Year Anniversary celebration on July 27 at the Spoke Club.
Tickets are $50, and will include a free beverage and hors d'oeuvres. Please RSVP & purchase tickets through the link below.
Whether you're interested in helping out at events, hosting the Pioneer for an evening, or simply volunteering your skills, we'd love to hear from you!
The HPP program would not be where it is without dependable and passionate volunteers. If you're interested, please email the Director of HanVoice Pioneers Project, Veronica Kim.
You can help us out by making in-kind donations, including program necessities such as providing in-city transportation passes, meals, spare telephone and computer, English lessons, transportation to and from Ottawa, and organizing cultural activities for our Pioneer to participate in.
The entire operation of HPP relies on your donations. Without this generous support, our mission to empower leaders within the North Korean refugee community would not be possible.
Our team of volunteers work hard to ensure that every dollar is used to directly support our mission and Pioneer.
Your financial contributions will go towards:
- transportation & travel costs
- advocacy & leadership programs
- English language classes
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