Language classes start again

Since the end of the summer, PCC has been offering free French language courses which has been popular in the last few years. We thank Laura Kathryn Loubert who has generously volunteered to teach this course in the past few years. Also this year, PCC started to offer Pilipino language classes…

PCC Youth Forum

On July 22, 2018 PCC held a youth forum which had 25 attendees. The some of the intended outcome of the youth forum were to get a better understanding of issues of concern to Fil-Can youth/community as a basis for developing PCC programs; a catalyst for future dialogue(s) with youth;…

Dynamic Communications Workshops

New for this year, PCC offered a four seminar presentation on "Communication" facilitated by PCC board member Nena Nera. The workshops which were interactive and experiential were well received by attendees. In the workshops, participants discovered and improved their speaking skills. Similar workshops are planned in the future. More information…

PCC lechon at the 2018 Independence picnic

Once again, PCC continued it's participation at the annual Philippine Independence picnic. Like in previous years, PCC entered a lechon float in the Parada ng Lechon contest. The theme for this year's PCC's lechon float depicted the meeting of the Malays with the Ati (Aetas) on the island of Panay…

Pinoy Eh! is back!!!

Pinoy Eh!, the national capital region's only Filipino community newspaper, came out with an issue in time for the Filipino community's independence week picnic. PCC submitted a few articles for this issue and  took out an ad as well. PCC has been supporting Pinoy Eh! and other similar initiatives that…

Ontario government awards grant to PCC

Filipinos and Canadians of Filipino origin have much to contribute to Canadian society. It is with this in mind that Philippine Centre Canada – Centre des Philippines au Canada (PCC-CPC) has been planning the services and programs that it is undertaking for 2018 and beyond. With the assistance from a…

PCC offers ballroom dance classes

In support of one of the activities (Independence Ball) during the Philippine independence week celebrations in Ottawa, PCC offered free ballroom dance lessons. Dr. Ruby Formoso (one of the PCC board members) and her husband Noli graciously offered free instructions on the cha-cha and boogie-woogie. Participants did not only learn…

PCC Board sets PCC’s Mission, Values, and Goals

On April 8, 2018 the board of directors of Philippine Centre Canada (PCC) held a strategic planning meeting/workshop to review its mission and define its goals and objectives for 2018. This exercise created an implementation plan for the short and medium term. Philippine Centre Canada (PCC) was established as  non-profit…

PCC supports the Philippine Dance Troupe of Ottawa

PCC supported the Philippine Dance Troupe of Ottawa (PDTO) in its 34th Anniversary presentation held on April 28, 2018. PDTO promotes multicultural awareness within our culturally diverse Canadian society while enriching our children with the unique knowledge of Filipino song and dance.

PCC extends a hand in support of FILSAuO’s “Kamayan” event

On March 22, 2018, the Filipinos Student's Association of the University of Ottawa (FILSAuO) held a "Kamayan" event at Assumption parish. A Kamayan event essentially is a gathering around food which is normally eaten with one's hands (i.e. without utensils). The well attended event was meant to bring together students…