We’ve been planting the seeds for this project since pre-COVID days, so it is with such great pleasure that we announce the Filipino Canadian Social and Community Workers Network (FCSCWN) successfully secured close to $50,000 in federal funding for our podcast project.
Titled “Kwentuhan (storytelling) with Filipino/a/x Canadian social work practitioners, scholars, and students: A knowledge mobilization podcast and outreach project,” this initiative will expand and magnify research and practice-oriented dialogues among Filipino/a/x social work scholars, students, service providers, and community organizers across Canadian provinces and territories. Our main knowledge translation approach is a series of interactive podcasts that center the emerging concerns of the Filipino/a/x community within social service provision, with practitioner and student training on social justice podcasting. We will also host a virtual summit, or conference to deepen the dialogues from the podcasts.
Stay tuned for more information, including ways to get involved. We’ll be hiring several social work students for part-time roles, offering training on podcasting to members of this network, and seeking more speakers to sit with us and share stories!
We acknowledge our funder, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the many people who have contributed their time, energy, and thoughts in getting this grant together.
Monica Batac (McGill University)
Veronica Javier (York University)
Dr. Fritz Pino (University of Regina)
Dr. Ilyan Ferrer (Carleton University)