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. 



By Mogi Mogado
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. 

Successful Medical Fair Promotes Health and Wellness

Congratulations to a successful medical fair held by the MFFC (Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians) and the FCMA (Filipino Canadian Medical Association). The event was held at the MFFC Centre, Markham on Sunday, Sept 12, 2010.

The event brought together a group of skilled and experienced Filipino-Canadian professionals. Among
the prestigious line of guest speakers were physicians, cardiologist, urologist, pharmacists, dentists, psychiatrist, and other health care providers. The sessions included topics that addressed popular health concerns, including: prevention and early detection of cancer and other health risks, psychiatric illnesses,
erectile dysfunction, female health problems, youth and beauty, oral hygiene, and other health concerns.

Markham Filipino-Canadians Holds a Musical Concert for A Cause

November 5, 2009 - Markham,

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) presents “A Taste of Broadway – the Classics”, a musical concert for a cause. This event is organized along with the Alex Chiu charities to help raise funds to aid the thousands of victims affected by the disasters caused by recent typhoons in the Philippines.

MFFC Fundraising for Typhoon Ketsana Victims

October 10, 2009, Markham -

In response to the recent disaster caused by Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines, the MFFC has organized fundraising activities to help to aid the hundreds of victims affected by calamity.
MFFC along with the Alex Chiu Charities has also appealed for government support to help their fellow Filipinos affected by the disaster in the Philippines. The Town of Markham approved
a grant of $7,500 to support the relief efforts.


March 24, 2006, Markham Ontario – We did it! The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC), in partnership with the Federation of Chinese Canadians (FCCM) and the York Regional Police surpassed its overarching goal of $100,000.00 at their fundraising dinner held Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the Crystal Fountain in Markham. At the end of the day, the dinner event raised a whopping $125,000.00 for the landslide victims in Leyte.

Leyte Disaster Fundraising

2006 Fundraising for the landslide victims in Leyte

Markham Youth Mentorship Project

In June 2000, with a $5,000 funding from the Town of Markham under their “Celebrate 2000” Markham project, MFFC embarked on a youth mentorship project. The overall goal of the project was for the Filipino Canadian youth to develop a healthy relationship in the family, school and community environments. That was achieved through the various activities that the youth themselves identified as being beneficial to them. They had arts program in the form of choral music, drama and dance.

Fundraising For The Children Of A Murdered Victim

In December 1997, MFFC initiated a fundraising project for the children of the late Alberta Khan, a Markham resident whose tragic death touched the lives of so many in our community. Our goal was to raise money to help build the trust fund, which was set up for the Khan children. The dinner dance fundraising event was held on March 20th, 1998 and we were able to raise $15,000.

Cultural Heritage Centennial Project

This project was in partnership with Association of Cavitenos in Canada and the Knights of Rizal. Celebration of Filipino Cultural Heritage project was a series of seminar-workshops to showcase Philippine History and Culture and the project was carried out from May 1997 and culminated on June 12, 1998 in time for the celebration of the centennial anniversary of Philippine Independence. The project aimed to: