Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV)

Welcoming DART Team!

December 30th, 2013 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Welcoming DART Team!)


On Thursday, December 19, various Filipino organizations and media along with Sen. Enverga Jr., MP Mark Adler and others travelled to Trenton to welcome a contingent of 315 members of Canadian Forces Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) who spent 40 days doing humanitarian work in typhoon-ravaged areas in central Philippines.


The DART Team did a great job in helping the victims of super typhoon Haiyan.  For the enormous tasks that the DART Team did and the generous aid that the Canadian government provided to the Philippines, not to mention the dollar-for-dollar match up, we can only speak from the bottom of our hearts to say over and over again: Thank you, Canada! Thank you, Prime Minister Harper! and Thank You, DART Team.

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Kababayan Appeal

December 27th, 2013 | Posted by fcav in Appeal to Kababayan | Donation - (Comments Off on Kababayan Appeal)


Dear Kababayan,

We need your support!
The City of Vaughan has granted us a 20 year lease of this building with a condition to raise 200,000 within a two-year period to renovate this building.

Many do not think that the Filipino Canadian community is able to afford maintaining a community center. That we lack political strength and are disunited.
Until now, there has been no reason, cause or goal that the Filipino Canadians in Vaughan could rally to support.
Now, we are asking for your help to build and establish the Filipino Canadian Cultural Centre of Vaughan – a lasting legacy that will benefit our children and generations to come.

  • A cultural centre that will help nurture and educate future generations our our cultural traditions, our traits and the values that distinguish us and make us strong as a people.
  • A centre that would help establish a meeting place where we can gather together for family and social events.
  • A centre that would provide help, assistance and services for newcomers, the unemployed, the seniors and the youth.
  • A centre that would enable Filipino-Canadian community to cooperate and work with other community groups, government agencies and business institutions to improve our lives and contribute to the betterment of this city, this province and this great country.

Together with God’s help and our bayanihan attitude, WE CAN!

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Thank you!

Erlinda Insigne Tel. No.: (905) 881-4600 Email:

PLEASE DONATE! All Donations are Receipted and Tax Deductible

City of Vaughan delegation visited their sister city, Baguio, for the “Penagbenga” festival.

December 24th, 2013 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on City of Vaughan delegation visited their sister city, Baguio, for the “Penagbenga” festival.)

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On February 18, 2013, delegation from the City of Vaughan participated in the “Penagbenga” festival otherwise known as Flower festival.  Panagbenga is the largest festival in the region. The festival is always celebrated in February for a month. The highlight of the festivities was February 23 & 24 where the delegation participated in the street and float parade attended by over a million people.

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The Canada Trade Mission headed by Oswald Tugadi, president, Philippine Chamber of Commerce, Toronto and coordinated by Cora dela Cruz, Executive Director, Canadian-Philippine Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines were also in Baguio to explore economic opportunities between Canada and the Philippines. They also participated in the Street Parade.

The delegation from Vaughan also participated in the planting of Sister City trees, Sister City forum and the Business forum.

Overall, the Vaughan delegation and the Canada Trade Mission had a wonderful time.

Twin City Monument Sign

December 23rd, 2013 | Posted by fcav in Twin City - (Comments Off on Twin City Monument Sign)

Twin City Monument Sign in CentennialPark,Baguio City, Philippines – December 2010