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.


So proud and thankful to our energetic MFFC seniors! sticky icon

They volunteered to help with spring cleaning. We plan to finish off with the kitchen cupboard liners and closets at another session.  Click here for more photos.

 

How to Obtain Dual Citizenship in the Philippines sticky icon

If you want to know how to become a dual citizen of the Philippines, please click this link.

OSCG Grant Announcement by Hon. Logan Kanapathi, MPP sticky icon

On Febraury 25, 2022, the Honorable Logan Kanapathi visited our community centre to announce and present a certificate for the recent grant we have received from the Ontario Seniors Community Grant program of $22,570.  Please click here to watch the video clip of the event. 

Philippine Restaurant Month 2022 sticky icon


Click here for the press release from the Philippine Department of Tourism and the Philippine Consulate Office.

Alex Chiu - Banaag Award 2021 Recipient sticky icon

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.

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

Event
Location: 
Virtual

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.