Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan (ANAK) examines the transnational and cross-cultural experiences of migrant families and second generation Canadians. Our studies are based on over half a decade of academic research and community programming in areas such as youth mentorship, multicultural education, heritage studies, and oral history.
ANAK employs quantitative, qualitative, and archival research as well as multilingual surveys and interviews to guarantee a high degree of validity in programming and research. ANAK is able to assist with the evaluation and enhancement of educational measures with a multicultural lens.
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- Acculturation and Integration of Immigrant Youth
- Youth and Identity Formation
- Inter-generational conflict
- Philippine heritage studies
- Filipino-Canadian heritage studies
- Filipino Youth Transitions in Canada project in partnership with Dr. Philip Kelly (York University) (2011- Present)
- From Manila to Manitoba Oral History project and exhibit in collaboration with The Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba, The Manitoba Museum, and the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg (2008-2010)
- Philippine Studies Summer Institutes in collaboration with The University of Winnipeg, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Southeast Asian Studies (2007), IBON Research Foundation (2010)
- Philippine Heritage High School Conferences (2007-Present). Past collaborations include Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture (Toronto)
- Policy Presentations include University of Hawaii at Manoa (2006), University of Winnipeg Education and Diversity Conference (2011), National Metropolis Conference (2011, 2012).