What We Do

Capacity Building

To strengthen the capacity of PCC’s target groups within the Filipino-Canadian Community to be able to meaningfully engage and contribute to Canadian Society.

February 8, 2021

Young Filipino-Canadian Resilience Project

In the light of the scant opportunities during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the PCC is offering a series of online events to develop entrepreneurial skills of young Filipino-Canadians and encourage them to start their own business.

December 14, 2020

Reaching out to Seniors by Telephone

The Philippine Centre Canada (PCC) and the Ottawa Valley Filipino-Canadian Seniors Citizens’ Association (OVFCSCA) launched the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW) telephone-based training activities with seniors which will be operational from December 14, 2020 to April 30, 2021.

July 1, 2019

Multicultural Community Capacity Building Grant Program April 2018–June 2019

The Multicultural Community Capacity Building Grant Program was a one-year grant that allowed PCC to deliver several classes to address community needs such as Communication and Leadership, Pilipino Language and introductory French classes, as well as basic training in holding virtual meetings and social media.

Funding Support

To provide financial assistance to the Filipino-Canadian Community to achieve objectives that align with the vision and mission of the PCC.

Ugnayan Fund

The Ugnayan Fund is a grant program that serves the Filipino-Canadian community in the National Capital Region. It is available to individuals and organizations that need funding support for projects, programs, and services that promote PCC’s mission to help Filipino-Canadians meet their aspirations and needs to become an integral part of Canadian society.

March 1, 2019

Technical Support and Funding for Pinoys* on Parliament (POP)

PCC has supported Pinoys on Parliament (POP) since its inception in 2019. A national network of young FIlipino-Canadians, it brings together annually young Filipino Canadian leaders and influencers from across Canada, interested in becoming more civically engaged improving their professional abilities to connect and expand their networks and inspire each other.

Heritage and Culture

To build a good understanding of Filipino heritage and culture within the broader Canadian society and especially among the youth and second generation Filipino-Canadians.

PCC Celebrates Multiculturalism Day

On June 27th, 2023, the Philippine Centre Canada (PCC) hosted a unique event at the Rideau Community Hub to celebrate Multiculturalism Day, one of a series of events under the umbrella of Celebrate Canada that culminated in the celebration of Canada Day (July 1).

PCC Always Participates in Annual Philippine Independence Day and Philippine Heritage Month Celebrations

In line with the celebration of Philippine Heritage Month, PCC held a Community Outreach activity on June 12, 2019- the Philippines’ 120th Independence Day. A large group of Filipino-Canadians from the National Capital Region attended the picnic outreach held at Vincent Massey Park. It was a beautiful, sunny day filled with fun group activities- including a contest for the “Best Dressed Lechon” and dance performances.

September 28, 2019

Sponsoring a Musical Concert: Minstrels of Hope

The Minstrels Rhythm of Hope Inc. is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in the Philippines. Their mission is to provide underprivileged children with access to resources “for their educational rehabilitation, enhancement, and development” (Mapa, n.d.).

Advocacy, Linkages and Outreach

To convene the Filipino-Canadian Community to discuss and take action when necessary on issues that impact on the community, and link and network with other organizations that may support the objectives and mission of the PCC.

February 1, 2019

PCC Young Professionals Network

The Young Professionals Network is a networking community created February 2019 that aims to empower young Filipino-Canadians to excel in their fields by connecting them to relevant events, sharing opportunities around the National Capital Region (NCR), and finding new ways to support each other.

March 4, 2021

PCC supports Ms. Kherin Dimalanta’s application for Permanent Residence on humanitarian grounds

The PCC has sent an official letter to the Minister of Immigration and all Ministers of Parliament in the National Capital Region to expedite Ms. Kherin Dimalanta’s application for permanent residence, so she can stay in Canada, access the life-saving healthcare she needs, and be reunited with her two children.

April 1, 2020

PCC Face Mask Campaign

The PCC launched this campaign at the beginning of the social restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically in April 2020. This ended in July 2020. However, if you wish to donate face masks and volunteer to deliver them to vulnerable people, especially seniors, please take note of the following details:

July 1, 2020

PCC’s Affirmation of Commitment to Canadian Values and Call for Protection of Right to Freedom of Expression in the Philippines and End to Systemic Racism in Canada

The following is a public statement made by the PCC Board and circulated to the Filipino-Canadian community:

In commemoration of Canada Day 2020, the Philippine Center Canada (PCC) affirms its commitment to the Canadian fundamental values of democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, inclusion, equity, and fairness. The PCC also recognizes and extols the important contributions of Filipino-Canadians across Canada towards a better Canada.

April 5, 2019

PCC Statement on Human Rights in the Philippines and the Impact on Women

The Philippine Centre Canada, in association with the Filipino Students Association of the University of Ottawa, had the honor of hosting Ms. Teresita Quintos-Deles, peace activist and gender equality advocate, at an open forum on Human Rights in the Philippines at the University of Ottawa on April 5, 2019.

December 1, 2018

General Community Outreach and Communication Through Meetings with Key Filipino Organizations

The Philippine Centre Canada believes that reaching out to various Filipino organizations in the National Capital Region is an important step to help fulfill its mission of supporting Filipino-Canadians in becoming an integral part of Canadian society.

December 1, 2018

Meetings with Local Politicians and Leaders to Establish Awareness and Provide Updates About PCC in Canada’s Capital City

The Philippine Centre Canada’s efforts toward general community outreach go beyond Filipino organizations. Former Board Chairperson Nena Nera has also prioritized engaging with local politicians and leaders to boost PCC’s visibility and garner external support.