Our Response to the 512 Sichuan Earthquake

In the afternoon of May 12, 2008, a massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan, a province in the Southwestern region of China. The earthquake and its after-shocks have devastated many Sichuanese residents not just in terms of human loss, financial loss and administrative disarray, but also affected the psychosocial well-being of survivors, community infrastructure and capacity, and most importantly, the everyday lives of the people in Sichuan.

Many individuals and organizations across the globe are trying their best to respond immediately to support emergency relief efforts in Sichuan. The China Project in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW) at the University of Toronto has committed to a variety of initiatives since May 12 to support emergency response and long-term psychosocial and community rebuilding in Sichuan.


Sichuan Initiative After 18 Months
To find out more,  18 Month Update Dr. A Ka Tat Tsang November 05, 2009.

Training and Development Initiatives in Sichuan
To find out more,  Report from Dr. A Ka Tat Tsang, February 10, 2009.

The role of China Project in the Sichuan initiative

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Sichuan Earthquake Initiative Report by A. Ka Tat Tsang
The China Project started paying close attention to the 5/12 earthquake in Sichuan as soon as we heard about it. In the initial phase, we connected with our colleagues in China and other parts of the world to try to have a good assessment of the situation, and to find our role. Through countless emails and occasional web-based teleconferences, colleagues who were on site in Sichuan reported to us about the rapidly changing local situation, and the varying needs of people in the affected areas. >> See full details here.

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