Arts, Education, Culture & Youth Organizations Connecting with the Philippines

Pantayo Bridges the Filipino Diaspora with their Take on Kulintang
Noisey Vice
January 15,2016
Appropriating indigenous culture involves privilege—it means benefitting from an experience while skipping out on a lived history of oppression. Inspired by the kulintang traditions of the indigenous Maguindanoan and T’boli peoples…
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Youth react to Young Fil-Can Leaders Summit
The Philippine Reporter
October 9, 2015
Several youth are interviewed on issues surrounding Filipino-Canadian cultural identity after the second annual Young Filipino-Canadian Leaders Summit hosted in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General of Toronto and the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa…
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Student service trips to PH changes lives
The Philippine Reporter
October 9, 2015
24 high school  students from the Toronto Catholic District School Board go on a service trip to the Philippines to aid villages affected by poverty…
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PH film featured at Toronto International Film Festival
ABS-CBN News
September 18, 2015
“The Toronto International Film Festival celebrated its 40 years, and three films from the Philippines made the cut…” 
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Fiesta of all fiestas regale Filipinos on Toronto 
The Philippine Daily Inquirer
September 10, 2015
“David Pecaut Square in Toronto became a full blown Filipino plaza in fiesta mode on August 29 and 30 because of the Mabuhay Philippines Festival 2015, produced and organized by the Philippine Independence Day Council…”
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Filipino’s dance mainstay in Toronto off to Azores festival
The Philippine Daily Inquirer
August 12, 2015
“A staple of the Filipino cultural scene in the Greater Toronto Area, Filipina Dance Troupe of Canada, flew to the Azores, Portugal to preform at an international dance fest…” 
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Pinoy Fiesta Vancouver
Pinoy Fiesta Vancouver Canada
August 9, 2015.
The Pinoy Fiesta in Vancouver, BC is an annual festival to celebrate the Filipino culture… 
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Toronto’s ‘Taste of Manila’ festival awaits hungry throngs
The Philippine Daily Inquirer
August 8, 2015
Described as “the little festival that grew”, Toronto’s Taste of Manila featured over 50 vendors of Filipino cuisine and street food…
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Vancouver exhibit showcases Canadian and American artists with Filipino roots
The Georgia Straight
July 30, 2015
“A Vancouver exhibit brings together Canadian and American artists of Filipino ancestry in a five-day show called Pagtitipon. Translated as “a gathering” in English, pagtitipon is a Tagalog word evoking a communion of kindred souls…”
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Filipino Canadians campaign for Tagalog language education in B.C. public schools
The Georgia Straight
June 8, 2015
“Filipino Canadians held a news conference at Slocan Park to launch a campaign to have the national language of the Philippines offered as an elective in secondary schools…”
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Opinion: Action needed to support Filipino youth 
The Vancouver Sun
June 1, 2015
“Canada needs to work harder to empower the lost generation of Filipino-Canadian youth. These are young people left behind as their mothers took job offers in Canada under the federal live-in caregiver program that was launched in 1992. These are the children who eventually joined their mothers in Canada but soon found themselves embroiled in problems, such as their parents divorcing, financial struggles, or the complexities of adapting to a new school or new culture…”
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Filipino Canadian film and panel tackle LGBT issues and religion
The Georgia Straight
March 14, 2015
Joella Cabalu’s short documentary ‘StandStill’ is aimed to address the immigrant experience on homosexuality. LGBT issues and religion in the Filipino Canadian community were further discussed on the panel of ‘Queering the Filipino Diaspora in Canada’…
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Taste of Manila
Toronto Star
August 25, 2014
Pictorial of Toronto’s Taste of Manila…
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Filipino students adjust to new parents – their own
The Toronto Star
June 1, 2013
There are several social and cultural hurdles faced by children and parents separated by care work. “Some say [these] children go through separation twice, first when their parents leave, then again when they leave their grandparents — creating a generation of “lonely lolas” (grandmothers) back home…”
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At Reel Asian International Film Festival: Filipino musical, horror and animation
The Philippine Reporter
October 30, 2009
Toronto – Reel Asian proudly presents new films by Filipino directors…
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Filipino festival offers food and aid
The Toronto Star
August 17, 2007
The seventh annual Mahubay Philippines! Festival at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is known as one of the largest celebration of Philippine culture in Canada. Filipino food, music and dance are intertwined with social justice causes and philanthropy…
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Getting noticed is half the battle
The Toronto Star
August 16, 2007
The Filipinos Making Waves festival at Harbourfront Centre on Lake Ontario highlights the rich culture and growing presence of Filipinos in Canada.
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Park picnics festive, warm and very tasty
The Toronto Star
August 6, 2007
Stories from park picnics at Ashbridge’s Bay Park: “You can bet that a Filipino park picnic will include a rice cooker”…
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Stage gives visibility
The Toronto Star
May 1, 2007
“There isn’t any focus on youth of colour and we are trying to fill that gap,” says Aquino, producer of CrossCurrents – a festival featuring emerging and established artists of colour…”
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