• We support on-the-ground information dissemination initiatives in North Korea, and work with leading politicians and policy experts to advance the North korean human rights CAUSE.

  • What We Do

    Promote Awareness

    HanVoice is engaged in both political and grassroots advocacy to raise awareness among and motivate Canadian decision makers and the general Canadian public through panel discussions, conferences, and other special events. We have presented and provided consultative advice to the Immigration Refugee Board, District School Boards, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and more.

    Advocacy and Lobbying

    As part of our advocacy campaign to "give voice to the voiceless," HanVoice cultivates relationships with Canadians who are in a position to change government policy towards North Korea, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Members of Parliament, Senators, as well as officials from various other Government departments and agencies at the Federal, Provincial, and municipal level.

    HanVoice Pioneers Project

    Recognizing that the North Korean human rights movement needs articulate, passionate, English-proficient advocates, HanVoice created a 6-month program, which annually offers a North Korean refugee special training in advocacy and leadership, in addition to an internship with a Canadian Parliamentarian. An integral part of our mission is to empower the most effective activists within the North Korean human rights movement - North Korean refugees themselves.

    Photo Credit: Joe Pugliese

    Project E

    Project E is a collaborative program run by HanVoice and the North Korea Strategy Center (NKSC) in South Korea, which seeks to educate, enlighten, empower and spark an epiphany within the minds of everyday North Koreans. Project E works by sending USB keys containing objective information - such as a Korean-version of Wikipedia, documentaries, and movies - to North Korea. Through Project E, HanVoice aims to increase the everyday North Korean's awareness about the realities of their own condition and country through powerful comparison with the outside world, and, ultimately, to promote a desire for change from within.

    Grassroots Activism

    We have 4 university chapters across Ontario, including at the University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, York University, and Queen's University. Our chapters play an integral role in promoting HanVoice's grassroots movement, by targeting the hearts and minds of our country's future leaders, and informing them, at an impressionable age, about the North Korean human rights and refugees crisis.

     

    University of Western Ontario: www.hanvoicewestern.com

  • The latest news

  • HANVOICE PRESENTS: A CONCERT AT THE MUSEUM

    We were delighted to have acclaimed violinists Scott St. John and Min-Jeong Koh back for another HanVoice benefit concert. This time, the concert was held at the breathtaking Museum of Nature in Ottawa. They were joined by two other distinguished musicians-- the magnificent Yehonatan Berick on violin/viola, and the lovely Rachel Mercer on cello.

     

    We were also excited to have Senator Yonah Martin share remarks as well as our 2016 HanVoice Pioneer, Audrey Park, who briefly shared her journey from North Korea to freedom to interning on the Hill!

     

    Main branch + Chapters meeting

    The HanVoice Board of Directors hosted all Chapters in Toronto on July 16.

     

    We're thrilled all our Chapters were able to meet and collaborate for upcoming programs!

     

    Captured in the photo are executive members from the Main Branch, Western, Queens, York and UofT.

    INFORMATION ACCESS IN NORTH KOREA EVENT

    On June 13, 2016, HanVoice collaborated with the North Korea Strategy Center (NKSC) and Jayu to host an intimate event to talk about information access in North Korea.

     

    Our two keynote guests included, Jieun Baek, Research Fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center, and Sharon Stratton, US Program Officer at the NKSC, who were able to share their experiences with 'hacking' into North Korea and the impact foreign media has on North Koreans today.

     

    2015 Year in Review

    Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Annual General Meeting.

     

    For those that weren't able to attend, feel free to view our 2015 Year in Review report!

  • Board of Directors

    HanVoice's directors, committee members, and university chapters are made up entirely of volunteers.

    Christopher Kim

    Executive Director

    chris.kim@hanvoice.ca

    Christopher oversees the entire team providing strategic guidance and ensuring effective program development.

    Alex Woo

    Director

    alex.woo@hanvoice.ca

    Alex manages the various chapters and is responsible for chapter engagement and growth.

    Caitlin Choi

    Director of Research & Policy

    caitlin.choi@hanvoice.ca

    Caitlin leads research activities for the lobbying team and ensures reports and papers are effectively written and researched.

    Danielle Kim

    Director of the HanVoice Pioneers Project

    danielle.kim@hanvoice.ca

    Danielle is responsible for the overall success of HPP and program elements.

    Erica Park

    Director of Communications & Project E

    erica.park@hanvoice.ca

    Erica oversees all communications, social media, and press-related activities in addition to leading Project E. Please get in touch for all press inquiries.

    Kaveh Katebian

    Director of Finance & Administration

    kaveh.katebian@hanvoice.ca

    Kaveh manages HanVoice's finance and administration in addition to providing strategic counsel.

    Randall Baran-Chong

    Director of Global Advocacy & Outreach

    randall.baran.chong@hanvoice.ca

    Randall leads and devises global lobbying, public relations, and external liaison team strategies, managing relationships with stakeholders.

    Sydney Choi

    Director

    sydney.choi@hanvoice.ca

    Sydney provides strategic counsel on all programs and works closely with stakeholders.

    Veronica Kim

    Director

    veronica.kim@hanvoice.ca

    Veronica aids in the planning and organization of all programs and activities.

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