The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians is a non-profit organization committed to the promotion and preservation of the Filipino culture and heritage through dialogue, educational, social and cultural activities.

MFFC Holds its 2021 AGM sticky icon

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.

The meeting was hosted by Ester Toribio and co-hosted by Arthur Canseco. After going through the agenda for the meeting, discussing the financial status of the MFFC, co-chairs annual report and announcing the 5 elected board members by acclamation, the meeting adjourned on a high note. The MFFC has re-elected the following members for a term of 3 years: Jane Avila, Myrna de Leon, Yolanda Ladines, Ramon Ombao and Ester Toribio. Art Canseco conducted the oath taking virtually. The MFFC wishes to congratulate the elected officers.

Merry Christmas to everyone and wishing for continued good health and success to all.

Screenshot of the participants at the 2021 Virtual AGM.

Notice of 2021 AGM Virtual Meeting sticky icon


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.

A Big Thank You To Our Donors sticky icon

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.

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:

Markham Celebrates Rizal's 160th Birthday sticky icon

(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.

MFFC Celebrates Philippine Independence Day Virtually sticky icon



You can watch our virtual celebration of 123rd Philippine Independence Day in Markham by clicking here.  You can also watch a short vido clip of our past PIDC celebrations here. Enjoy!

Canadian Government Approves NHSP Grant for MFFC Seniors sticky icon

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.

The Man behind MFFC - Alejandro (Alex) Chiu sticky icon

By Karen Tan

We at the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) are deeply saddened with the passing of our founding patron, Alejandro Chiu, fondly known as Tito Alex. There are many achievements during his tenure as a Councillor for Markham for 33 years. There are numerous fundraisers organized through him which has benefited thousands of people. We all know how much he worked hard for the success of fundraising events he organized to raise the funds he aimed for.

Markham Celebrates Dr. Jose Rizal's 124th Anniversary of His Martyrdom sticky icon

Dec. 30th 2020 (by Sir Mogi Mogado) - Rizal 124th Martyrdom Commemoration at Markham Luneta Gardens. Solemn celebration due to shutdown rules & brrr wintry weather. What matters is we are here to honor with our presence, & with us the compatriots & Filipino nation we represent. Our ka Pepe looks glorious in his Great White North surroundings... our endless thanks to our beloved Mayor Frank Scarpitti & Markham City Council for making it happen. With Philippine Consulate General in Toronto Consul General Orontes Castro & Consul Edwin Mendoza, Knights of Rizal Canada Region Commander Sir Joe Damasco & wife Elvira Damasco, & KoRCR Adviser Sir Jaime T. Marasigan, Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians Chair Yoly Ladines & BODs Alicia Chiu, Ester Florentino Toribio & Myrna Manero Deleon, Rizalists Nandy F Diaz & Nona Madrigal Diaz, & Marlene Mogado, & earlier, reps from the Crusaders group who came with their beautiful flower arrangement! Knights of Rizal. WE CONNECT Knights of Rizal Canada Region Knights of Rizal International Headquarters Supreme Council Knights Of Rizal Toronto Canada Chapter Inc. Jose Rizal Monument in Markham, Ontario.  Go to Photo Gallery to view the photos.