Trillium Presentation

June 9, 2002, Markham – The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) had more than enough to celebrate as local MPP David Tsubouchi announced a $69,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation at Independence Day ceremonies held at Markham Civic Centre today.

 “It is a pleasure to present this $69,000 cheque to the MFFC,” said Tsubouchi. “I’m delighted that through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the provincial government is investing in our community’s seniors and youth.”

 “These funds will enable the MFFC to significantly increase access to existing community projects including youth mentoring, heritage language, settlement, and seniors’ social and recreational programs,” said MFFC Chair Yolanda Ladines. “We are thankful for Trillium’s commitment to Filipino-Canadian youth and seniors of Markham and neighbouring areas.”

 Established in 1989, MFFC is a non-profit community organization mandated to promote and share the Filipino culture and to foster the participation of Filipino Canadians in the community life of York Region. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the MFFC maintains a community centre which provides programs geared towards educational, cultural, and health activities for all age groups.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, receives annually $100 million of government funding generated through Ontario’s charity casino initiatives. The foundation provides grants to eligible charitable and non-profit organizations in the arts, culture, sports, recreation, environment and social service sectors. 

For further information, contact
Yolanda Ladines
Chair/President, MFFC
Tel: (905)-508-1155