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.


Congratulations to the New Board Members Elected in 2016! sticky icon

The following were elected as board members at the Annual General Meeting held on March 10th 2016 at the MFFC Centre:

For a term of 3 years:

  • James Abanado
  • Art Canseco
  • Marian Cusi
  • Joe Ragual
  • Ester Toribio

For a term of 2 years:

  • Yoly Ladines
  • Ramon Ombao

Gawad Kalinga Canada Typhoon Haiyan Fundraising Update sticky icon

Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians and the Alex Chiu Golf Tournament donated $70,000, that helped built the Markham GK Village which you will see in this video. "We opted to go for a Markham Village as a tangible and lasting symbol of the generosity of the people of Markham, beginning with our Mayor Frank Scarpitti, and our City Council, and the countless friends and supporters of our Filipino community", said Councillor Alex Chiu.

"It's our way of helping the victims of typhoon Haiyan in that part of the homeland to pick up their lives again, a legacy I hope that will connect Markham to Palo, Leyte for generations to come", he added. 

Thanks to all the donors. 

 

MFFC celebrates 26 years! sticky icon

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) celebrated 26 years with a masquerade ball.  Their party was held on October 26th and the event was marked by fabulous costumes, wonderful food, a great turnout of guests and amazing performances by the MFFC Seniors and Youth.  The evening was emceed by James Abanador and Karen Tan with welcoming address given by President Yoly Ladines.  Special performances were also given by Trinity, the Rize and Karen.  After the performances, the guests danced the night away!  Thank you to all the members who made this party very successful and fun!  For more photos, click here.

MFFC Celebrates 25 years! sticky icon

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians celebrated 25 years in fashion at the Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall.  The evening was filled with awards, photo-ops, music, food, performances and lots of dancing and door prizes!  Emcees Karen Tan and Aaron James Abanador led the program with opening remarks from the gala chair, Lolita Bruneau and prayers by Father Albuen followed by entertainment.  The MFFC Seniors donned their Hawaiian outfits and danced beautifully followed by the MFFC Youth Performing Arts Group who performed a Beatles medley.&n

MFFC YPAG Summer Performances all around Toronto! sticky icon

All over Toronto, the enthusiasm was electric!  The overall tone of the crowd was excitement – the venue, food, smells, event, performances.  You can sense that everyone is anticipating what’s to come as they all venture into different stalls, see different things, smell the wonderful food around them and the big stage right in the middle of the street at the intersection of Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue. 

Presentation on Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and HIV sticky icon

MARCH 4, 2014

Shown in the picture above are the participants in the presentation on Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and HIV in High-Risk Immigrant Ethnic Communities with focus on the Filipino Community. This event was only one of  the workshops which was held at the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians headquarters in Markham Ontario. This project of the Canadian Ethnocultural Council is in partnership with the Canadian Liver Foundation of Canada and funded by the Public Health Department of Canada. Presentation was facilitated by Lydia Bustamante, RN and member of MFFC. Sucy Eapen, coordinator and backbone of the CEC project provided ample support and assistance. The president of CEC, Lou Sekulovski was a special guest.  

MARKHAM ONTARIO FILIPINOS RAISE $140,000 FOR A MARKHAM VILLAGE IN PALO, LEYTE TO HOUSE HAIYAN VICTIMS sticky icon

By Mogi Mogado
Markham-Ontario-Canada
March, 4, 2014

Presenting Cheques for Markham Village Project in Palo, Leyte: (L to R) Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians Chair Yoly Ladines; Councillors Allan Ho, Don Hamilton,Logan Kanapathi; guest John Tidball; Jun Clarita, Alex Ascano of ANCOP; Jojo Querubin of Gawad Kalinga; Sunny Paragas of ANCOP; Consul General Junever Mahilum-West; Councillor Alex Chiu; Regional Councillor Gord Landon; Councillor Colin Campbell; guests Rosita Tam and Benson Sy; and Agnes Manasan Of Gawad Kalinga. 

A Taste of Broadway redux a resounding success sticky icon

Philippine Reporter Article (TORONTO)–The audience gave them a standing ovation. And rightly so.  All those who made Taste of Broadway Curtain Call a success deserve it.

It was after all an immensely entertaining show for all ages, aside from the fact that this encore presentation was for a worthy cause: the benefit of the Philippine Disaster Relief.  Presented by the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC), musical extravagnnza was shown last year to a full house audience, and those who missed it clamored for a repeat.  It was still a full house when it happened the second time last Saturday, Jan.4, at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

It was an inter-generational delight – from the opening song, “Be Our Guest” of Beauty and the Beast, and the final segment featuring The Lion King favorites – which brought squeals of awe from the kids — to the boomers (now seniors) fancy: Chicago jazz hits, and the Jersey Boys pop songs.  For all young and old adults, there was the beautiful rendition of Wicked favorites, and the vocal and skillfully choreographed numbers from Hairspray.

- See the rest of the article in the Phillippine Reporter

Congratulations to the newly elected board members!!! sticky icon

The following were elected as board members at the Annual General Meeting held on November 24th 2013 at the MFFC Centre:

For a term of 3 years:

  • Jane Avila
  • Gary de las Alas
  • Nilo Santos
  • Karen Tan
  • Anna Torres

For a term of 1 year:

 

  • Bina Comendador
  • Ysmael Dalmacio
  • Willy Maano

 

A new set of officers will be chosen at the next board meeting.

Filipino-Canadians Celebrates Philippine Independence Day sticky icon

 

On Sunday, June 9, The MFFC (Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians) held a flag-raising ceremony and celebration at the Markham Civic Centre to commemorate the 115th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence. 

Numerous guests and V.I.P.s participated in the event, including representatives from the Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments. Some of the dignitaries include Hon. Michael Chan., Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Councillor Alex Chiu, Consul General Junever Mahilum-West, and other members of the Markham and York Region councils and York Region Catholic and Public School Board Trustees.