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The Toronto City Planning Division Wants You to Get Involved!

Do you love Toronto? We want to hear from you and help you get involved in the city planning process. Growing Conversations is a year-long initiative that will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the engagement process and build stronger bonds between the City and its residents. The process will result in a new Engagement 

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Quebec groups press immigration ministry

To defend rights of workers MONTREAL–The Coalition Against Precarious Work, Monday, July 14, delivered a letter to the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion of Quebec Kathleen Weil regarding the recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP), in an effort to defend the rights of all workers impacted by them. The Coalition, 

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Federal gov’t changes to live-in caregiver program would worsen family separation

TORONTO–In an exclusive feature published July 22 in the Toronto Star, a new study raises serious questions about the federal government’s proposed changes to the live-in caregiver program. After announcing changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program last month, Employment Minister Jason Kenney raised the possibility of removing the right to permanent residency to caregivers 

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Members, friends and supporters of Anakbayan Toronto and Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson at the end of the event.  
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Pinoy youth in Toronto urged to pursue struggle for genuine independence in the Philippines

By Veronica C. Silva Some Filipino youth groups in Toronto recently gathered for an afternoon of cultural presentations and talks to commemorate the struggles of Filipinos worldwide. On the occasion of the third annual Diwa ng Kasarinlan event last weekend, Anakbayan-Toronto renewed their partnership with the Filipino Canadians Association at Ryerson (FCAR) to celebrate Philippine 

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Study on Filipino Youth hosts discussion of findings

York U – Casj collaboration By Philip Kelly and Catherine Mulas On June 23rd the Filipino Youth Transitions in Canada (FYTIC) research project hosted a discussion of its results and recommendations at York University. Over 40 community leaders, social service providers and educators attended the event. Some key findings from the project are available in 

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Co-Chairperson Edith Pulido, Village Mayor: 
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Fifth Philippine Villages Festival

FILIPINO-CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BRANTFORD MARK By Rachelle Abubo-Szenkowski BRANTFORD, ON–In the early evening of July 2, it was all about folk dancing and devouring traditional Filipino food as Filipino Canadian Association of Brantford (FCAB) celebrated its fifth annual Brantford International Villages. The four-day summer festival started as a salute to the 100th anniversary of the 

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KAIROS leads PH Learning Tour to Mindanao communities impacted by Canadian mining

TORONTO–KAIROS Canada is organizing a tour to the Philippines to learn more about how Canadian mining operations are impacting communities in that country. Ten representatives from KAIROS, the United Church of Canada, the Christian Reformed Church in North America and CUPE, as well as First Nations communities, will visit four cities from July 30 to 

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Good faith or arrogance?

So much has been said about good faith as a valid defence to President Aquino’s illegal redistribution of government funds under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) which was recently declared unconstitutional by the Philippine Supreme Court. This promises a long and continuing government intramural between the executive and judicial branches, for as long as the 

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Gearing up for the August 17 Halo-halo festival

By Voltaire R. de Leon You are all in for a surprise. The first Halo Halo Festival is winding up for a great Sunday the 17th of August. It will be quite a ride. The newly-formed Halo Halo Organization or H2O will be hosting the event at the Artscape Wychwood Barns (St. Clair West and 

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FILCORE is Merecyl Cauton. 
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Other Community Events

FILCORE’s Miss Caregiver was held at Centre for the Arts of Saint Michael’s College School on July 5, 2014.

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