By Karen Tan
On January 25, 2022, the Philippine Consulate General - Toronto announced that Alex Chiu (†)1 was chosen as a recipient of the 2021 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) and awarded the Banaag Award 2021 posthumously.
Stemming from humble beginnings, Alex served his Markham community for 33 years as councilor for ward 8. During this time, the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) was also established together with his wife Alicia Chiu and a small but very dedicated group of individuals who all shared the responsibilities of running the much respected and beloved organization. The work he has accomplished for more than 3 decades was unprecedented and has spanned not just Ontario but also to the Philippines. He is known to his peers as a man with few words but motivated to action. His wife, Alicia daughter, Cherrie Marie and son, Christopher (†)2, were steadfast supporters of all his projects.
December 11, 2021 - The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians held their Annual General Meeting on December 11, 2021 via Zoom this year due to Covid-19. This is the second year the AGM has been held virtually.
This is a notice that we are holding our 2021 AGM meeting virtually on December 11, 2021. Click here for more details on the AGM meeting. If you are a member in good standing, you will be getting further emails on registration, nomination, online voting and joining the virtual AGM meeting.
We would like to express our sincerest gratitude and appreciation to the following donors for their financial support to our donation drive.
This will help us pay for our property tax, condominium fees, utilities, insurance and cleaning expenses during the pandemic, when we don’t have rental and fundraising revenues:
(by Mogi Mogado)
160th birth commemoration of ka Pepe at Jose Rizal Monument in Markham, Ontario celebrated by community avid Rizalists, Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians, Filipino Canadians Association of Vaughan & Knights of Rizal Canada Region, with special guest ConGen Orontes Castro, amid pandemic restrictions, on this nice sunny day... cheers! So how did you celebrate your Rizal day? Click here for more photos of this event.
by Karen Tan
The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) has once again received funding from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) in the amount of $25,000. This grant will fund our 2021 project, “Seniors Staying Healthy and Connected While Keeping Safe”. The project will run from March 29, 2021to March 28, 2022. This is a huge win for the Markham-based minority organization during a pandemic whereby grants are strictly scrutinized based on its importance to make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities.