Our Ministries

Guided by love and inclusivity, we renew the world.

With three major cultural influences, sharing with others allows love to flow into us, fostering mutual understanding.

1. Leadership Culture

Our organization places leadership culture as one of its core values, dedicated to influencing policies and societal reforms. Our Director, Dr. Thomas Leung, along with expert team, actively participates in high-level conferences worldwide, engaging in dialogues with the Chinese government and other international organizations to advocate for policy changes aimed at improving the living conditions of the people. Additionally, we actively participate in various academic, religious, and cultural events to promote cultural renewal and exchange.

2. Academic Culture

The academic culture at our organization focuses on promoting cultural exchange and academic dialogue. Through our Academic & Publishing Ministry, including the “Culture China” and academic exchange symposiums, we are committed to facilitating the exchange and integration of Chinese culture with cultures from around the world. Furthermore, we actively engage in academic conferences to foster research in the fields of religious and cultural studies, address societal development issues, and promote cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.

3. Caring Culture

Caring culture is another essential value of our institution, primarily realized through our Life Renewal Ministry. We actively engage in activities such as educational support for rural Chinese students, disaster relief efforts, and youth programs, demonstrating care for vulnerable communities and promoting social welfare. Through our cultural publishing initiatives, multimedia projects, and initiatives such as Journeying with Indigenous Peoples, we strive to provide educational resources, facilitate cultural exchange, foster cultural understanding, and promote social harmony and integration.

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The Culture Regeneration Research Society is a non-profit, non-political academic organization. Its origin dates back to 1993 when the founder, Dr. Thomas In-Sing Leung, shared his vision with a group of overseas Chinese in Canada to carry out the mission of regenerating both western and Chinese cultures by exchanging each other’s noble values and classic philosophies through academic and cultural ministries. It was with this vision that Culture Regeneration Research Society was incepted in 1994 in Vancouver, BC of Canada. Since then, CRRS has expanded its ministries to other countries and has set up affiliated office in the US and Hong Kong respectively in 1996 and 1998.


CRRS is committed to connecting Chinese worldwide to promote the wisdom of Chinese culture, to love and to serve each other for the rebuilding and regeneration of Chinese culture through continued exchange of western values and philosophies. 

President Leadership Work

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Dr. Thomas Leung, the President of our organization, gathers experts from various places to submit policy proposals to the Chinese government, aiming to improve the people’s living conditions and assist in advancing social reform. In addition to actively participating in high-level conferences, Dr. Leung is also invited to various events globally, serving as a speaker in different academic, religious, and cultural activities to promote cultural renewal. Engaging in dialogues with senior officials of the Chinese central government, discussions focus on the direction towards democratic governance and social justice in achieving a harmonious society. Encouraging Western societies to deepen their understanding of the historical, cultural, and social development of China’s border regions such as Tibet and Xinjiang, Dr. Leung submits papers on the histories and situations of these areas to the governments of the United States and Canada to help them gain insights from the Chinese perspective. Holding specialized lectures in various religious venues and business communities in both mainland China and Hong Kong, Dr. Leung promotes topics based on Christian and Chinese cultural values, emphasizing personal relationships, ethical responsibility, and fostering integrity in business spirit. Additionally, collaborating with universities to promote “Servant Leadership,” training the next generation of Chinese corporate and government leaders to lead effective teams with a servant mentality. Dr. Leung is also dedicated to equipping believers and non-believers alike, enhancing their understanding of Chinese culture, exploring the depth of faith, and being invited to share faith experiences in various churches and organizations, addressing the adaptation of Christian faith to Chinese culture.

China Education Assistance

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CRRS is dedicated to social causes such as poverty relief, caring for the underprivileged, raising awareness of the fundamental needs in Chinese rural villages, mountainous areas and the cities and providing education funding to help students complete their education.

Education Assistance

  • From 2003 to 2023, 20,000 education sponsorships have been given to students assisted by all offices of CRRS as in Canada, USA, and HK. The sponsorship recipients are students from primary to post-graduate levels, and also teachers from primary and high schools in rural areas in Guangxi, Sichuan, Shanghai, Tibet and other parts of China.
  • To provide a better learning environment for the students, CRRS also supports the reconstruction of dilapidated school buildings and dormitories.

Multimedia Ministry

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The Multimedia Ministry at the Cultural Regeneration Research Society, led primarily by “CRRS Media,” has been actively developing its YouTube channel since 2019, currently (2023)boasting over seven thousand subscribers. We provide diverse Cantonese content, including various videos, short films, live broadcasts, and podcasts.

Our weekly podcast program, “Deep Cultural Insight,” hosted by Dr. Thomas Leung, has produced over 100 episodes, delving into Christian faith and deepening understanding of different cultures. Other popular content includes monthly spiritual sharing live streams and the Cantonese version of the “Taie Alpha Course” video series, with a Mandarin version also available for Mandarin-speaking audiences.

Another podcast, “Cultural Quest”, hosted by Deakin Ng, Coordinator of Multimedia Ministry and Projects, has covered six different topics with a total of 80 episodes, featuring interviews about intergenerational cultural differences. Through these interviews, we explore different cultures and aim to foster renewed relationships between individuals.

All podcast programs are broadcasted on AM1320 radio and various podcast channels (Apple Podcasts/Spotify Podcasts).

Academic & Publishing

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  1. Publishing the Cultural China Academic Quarterly, a global academic forum.

  2. Hosting or sponsoring academic activities such as annual conferences and topical seminars for cultural and academic dialogues between the Chinese and eastern worlds.

  3. Regularly organize seminars, as a platform to respond to the needs of the times.

  4. Producing books and audio-visual material on topics such as eastern and western philosophies, historical and cultural studies.

Indigenous Ministry

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In 2016 CRRS began a partnership with “Vancouver Urban Ministries (VUM)”, a Vancouver-based local charity, to sponsor four First Nation students in elementary school to attend the specialized “Rising Above Tutoring Program.” Students with learning difficulties receive a tutoring session twice a week to improve their reading and writing: the goal is to help them reach their full potential.

CRRS have also begun caring ministry for Indigenous families and educating more Chinese Canadians about the First Peoples of this land and their cultures. Beginning in 2021, June 22 has been designated as “Eagles Rising Awareness Day”, extending this concept of journeying with Indigenous Peoples to Chinese communities in Canada.

Youth Ministry

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Project Shine – Born to Shine Summer Kids Camp

The “Born to Shine Summer Kids Camp” is a one-week FREE summer day camp for inner-city kids in the East Vancouver community. In the camp the kids get to experience a variety of activities including playing games, singing, making crafts, DIY snacks, dancing, exercising, learning meaningful lessons, and much more! We facilitate team building, creativity, and foster confidence during the camp. Volunteer with us as camp leaders to serve our local community and build friendships with these precious kids! This camp is hosted by Project Shine under CRRS Canada and is a partnership with the local grassroots organization Vancouver Urban Ministries.

Project Shine – China Summer Trip

Since 2008, Project Shine brings Canadian teens and young adults to rural China for a two-week English teaching summer camp serving the local secondary school students. Locations include Rongshui, Luocheng, Longzhou and Gongcheng counties in Guangxi, and Wenshan county in Yunnan. We also develop leadership training for young people through alumni retreats, service projects, and fundraising events.

We are grateful and honoured to be able to live and work on the shared, ancestral, unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples including the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.