Volunteer Projects

Hong Kong Canada Business Association
– Winnipeg Section

This project began some 20 years ago as a simple membership. This migrated upwards over time and now Alfonz is the President of the HKCBA- Winnipeg Section. HKCBA is a renown bilateral trade organization which spans the globe. Our mission is to expand commercial relationships between Canada and Hong Kong as well as throughout Asia, using Hong Kong as the platform for advancing this objective. We also promote a strong business and community network within our membership across Canada, through our program.

Our section recently completed the funding of a $25,000 student scholarship at the University of Winnipeg.

Come and join our section at:


Ma MaWi Chi Itata Centre

We have volunteered at the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre (MMW) for a number of years and trained several community members in the process. Under this initiative we would recycle and refurbish computers and then turn them over to MMW’s families. Our support under this program involved installation of the Microsoft Operating System software, and the addition of certain open-source software. These later additions hardened the computers while enabling the MMW clients (i.e. families) to work transparently with work or school projects. We also maintained the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher status on behalf of our sponsor and engaged MMW on broader computer policy matters that affected their clients and their organization. With the changes that the Microsoft Operating System has undergone in recent years, this refurbishment program was terminated as it was determined to be unsustainable. Other alternatives were proposed for MMW, our sponsor, so as to enable their clients to continue to traverse the Digital Divide. (https://akoncan.ca/blog/)