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.

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:

Filipino Canadian Artists Showcase

In March 1997, MFFC sponsored an art exhibit by the Philippine Artists Group. The organization raised $1,000 to enable the artists to exhibit their works. In cooperation with the Office of the Mayor of the Town of Markham, the one-week art exhibition titled “Markham Winterlude” was held from March 29th to April 19th 1997 at the Markham Civic Centre.

One Step Processing & Integrated Sponsorship Pilot Project

In December 1995 to March 1996, the Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) established an experimental “one-step processing and integrated sponsorship” project. The waiting time to process a “family class” visa can range from one to several years depending on the circumstances. With this project, the visa may be issued within a few days.