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.


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

Event
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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.

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:

T&T Supermarket hiring for new Store sticky icon

T&T Supermarket is opening a new store in downtown and would like to hire Filipino workers.  Please click here for more details.

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.

MFFC Holds AGM and Elects New Board Members sticky icon

December 19, 2020 - The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians held their Annual General Meeting on December 19, 2020 via Zoom this year due to Covid-19. Things have been different and difficult as its members have not been able to meet face to face, but everyone who registered looked to be in high spirits as they met over video and greetings entailed.