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Grade 8 Valedictorian

Elisse Aislene Reyes Aban (14 years old), just graduated grade 8 and is the Valedictorian of her class 2014. She garnered the overall highest academic achievement in her class. She started studying in the year 2010 at St. Victor Catholic School, 20 Bernadine Street, Scarborough, Ontario. My family and I immigrated to Canada just four 

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Bayanihan Non-Profit Homes marks 20th Anniversary

Bayanihan Co-op housing, a 12 storey, 138-unit Apartment building built by Filipinos in Brampton celebrated its 20th year last Saturday, July 12. It is in a three-acre lot. It was the first co-operative housing initiated by Filipinos from planning to the building and co-op development stage; it is also the first co-op with an all-Filipino 

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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.  

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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FYTIC researchers and some participants of the discussion on findings.  More community discussions are planned.

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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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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Nora Aunor, 2014 Gawad Plaridel Recipient

MANILA–Nora Aunor is the recipient of the 2014 U.P. Gawad Plaridel, the annual media award of the University of the Philippines. Ms. Aunor (Nora Cabaltera Villamayor), said the UP College of Mass Communication which made the announcement, is being recognized for her “unique artistry and versatility as a singer,” as well as for “portraying with 

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Amazon bestseller book by Fil-Canadian American to be launched in Vancouver

VANCOUVER–The #1 book on Amazon’s Parenting and Adult-Child Relationships category was written by a Filipina-Canadian-American who enjoys juggling her thriving career and growing family, fundraising for Filipino community events and promoting work-family balance for women. Marie Claire Lim Moore is a Filipina-Canadian-American working mother and author of Don’t Forget the Soap. After spending the early 

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