Activism & Community Building/Community News

Filipina Trafficking Survivors Launch a Co-op—And They Own Their Jobs
Yes Magazine
December 23, 2015
“After Judith Daluz escaped from an abusive employer and reunited with her children, she struggled to make ends meet. So she started a cleaning business with other Filipinas—where she’s her own boss…”
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FFCB to host holiday gala dinner in support of Peel Memorial
The Philippine Reporter
October 28, 2015
“The Federation of Filipino Canadians of Brampton are among a growing group of community leaders who are passionate about supporting local health care. The Federation will host their first annual ‘Thank You Christmas’ Formal Gala in support of the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness…”
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Fil-Canadians welcome new consul general in Toronto
The Philippine Inquirer
June 3, 2015
“North York, Ontario – Filipino Canadians welcomed the newly appointed Philippine consul general to Toronto at a Kapihan hosted by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association Toronto…” 
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Group in Alberta Celebrates Consular Campaign Success
The Philippine Reporter
October 24, 2014
The campaign for a consular office in Alberta celebrates that it has been recognized as being in need of a full-time Filipino Consulate. “We will continue to put pressure to the Philippine government to make sure it prioritizes Alberta as the situation of TFWs worsens…”
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Philippine Heritage Band marks 35th year
The Philippine Reporter
October 9, 2015
Photos from the 35th Anniversary of the Philippine Heritage Band based in the GTA…
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Migrante Alberta lauds Coalition for Consular Office
The Philippine Reporter
March 28, 2014
With a growing number of Filipinos (both permanent residents and temporary foreign workers) in Alberta there have been increasing pressures for the Department of Foreign Affairs to open a consular office based in Alberta…
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Information Session for Kababayans
The Philippine Reporter
May 10, 2013
An information session on topics such as consular services, dual citizenship, settlement services, domestic violence and human rights for Filipino migrants was held in Toronto….
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When a migrant worker dies suddenly, a community takes charge
The Toronto Star
May 21, 2012
The Toronto Filipino Community stepped up to repatriate Girlie Gioqunio’s body to her family in the Philippines. ‘The government has a role to play in securing and protecting its nationals in a situation like this. These workers bring in $17 billion a year to the country in remittances…”  
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Ethnic mapping 3: Filipinos third largest group in Metro Vancouver
The Vancouver Sun
October 17, 2011
The community of 80,000 Filipinos in Metro Vancouver is the second largest visible minority in the area. This ethnic enclave holds a growing influence… 
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Support growing for ‘Three Amigos’
The Pilipino Express
December 16, 2010
“A National Day of Action has been organized for December 18th in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal to create further awareness about the case of the Three Amigos.” Antonio Laroya, Arnisito Gavialo and Ermie Zotomayor were arrested on June 24, 2010 for working at a gas station in Manitoba without work permits. Local church and advocacy groups have rallied in support… 
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Filipinos debate their identity, how they fit in
The Toronto Star
February 28, 2009
Cultural identities of the older generation of immigrants from the Philippines and their Canadian-raised children are discussed at the first State of the Filipino Union meeting at the University of Toronto. “On one side, university educated Filipinos with accents fled Ferdinand Marcos’s martial law in the 1970s for Canada and found themselves in jobs as nannies, cleaners and settlement house volunteers. On the other, university-educated Filipinos who speak rusty Tagalog and came as toddlers or were born here, and feel neither completely Filipino nor completely Canadian…”  
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