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April 5th, 2014 | Posted by FCAV in SPONSORSHIP - (Comments Off on Sponsorship)

Sponsorship Souvenir Program Letter

Advertisement Contract

Ticket Orders

Silent-Auction-Request-Letter + Donation Form


April 5th, 2014 | Posted by FCAV in Important Links | News Updates - (Comments Off on Links)

About Dementia

To better understand the impact of dementia and missing incidents to family caregivers, we encourage you to watch and share this short documentary about our kababayan Rosita Dela Cruz and her husband, Juanito, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease 14 year ago:

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, is expanding the award-winning Finding Your WayTM   program by reaching out to Arabic, Filipino, Tamil and Urdu communities. The multicultural safety awareness initiative for people with dementia who may go missing or become lost is now available in 12 languages, helping society as a whole better understand some of the behaviours associated with the disease and in turn providing tools to deal with the risk of going missing.

Finding Your Way is an award-winning program by the Alzheimer Society of Ontario that helps keep people with dementia safe. The program is now made available in additional languages including Tagalog. The Tagalog campaign,

Hanapin ang Iyong Daan , was launched in February  at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre. Materials and resources are now available for the Filipino community and can be found online:

Why is it important to educate the Filipino community about dementia?

The risks of people going missing are greater when the community, caregivers or people with dementia themselves are unaware of the potentially severe consequences.

  • Preparation and planning are crucial to prevent people with dementia from going missing, and to ensure they are found safely and quickly. Currently, there is very little awareness of missing incidents in our communities and many people do not know where to seek help.

Anyone who has dementia and is able to walk is at risk of going missing

  • Statistics show that three out of five people with dementia will go missing at some point.[1]
  • 50 per cent of those who go missing for 24 hours risk serious injury or death from exposure, hypothermia and drowning.[2]
  • 75 per cent of people who go missing are found within 2.4 kilometers from where they disappeared.

[1], Alzheimer’s Association

[2] Search is an Emergency, Alzheimer Society of Canada

Shared by: Thessa Sandoval, Media Consultant for Alzheimer Society of Ontario Focus Communications

POSTED: March 17, 2015


PM Announces Government contribution to the Typhoon HAIYAN relief fund for the Philippines

Typhoon HAIYAN Relief Fund

Patricia Kemp Community Centre

February 25th, 2014 | Posted by FCAV in Events - (Comments Off on Patricia Kemp Community Centre)


                                     Patricia Kemp Community Centre (PKCC)

The City of Vaughan has given the Filipino Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV) a chance to have a community centre at Patricia Kemp Community Centre (PKCC) located at 7894 Dufferin Street, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, L4K 1R6.

One of the conditions of the 20 year lease is for the Filipino Canadian Association of Vaughan to raise the amount of $200,000 by October 31, 2014. This amount will be used to renovate, to expand and to beautify PKCC.

To date, we already have the amount of $65,000 and expect the amount to increase to $75,000 with pledges by end of March.  We also have a commitment from concerned benefactors amounting to $40,000.  However, we are in need of $85,000 more. It would be greatly appreciated if your group, association or business could commit in the amount of $5,000 as a sponsor, hosting a benefit dance or concert, selling raffle tickets, buying tickets for the gala night or simply donate to help us reach our goal.

In return, Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan will:

  • Inscribe your name or your association on the mural;
  • Issue a tax deductible receipts;
  • Recognize the benefactors, patrons, sponsors and supporters;
  • Give preference to use the community centre.

Should you choose to donate, a pledge form is available with various amounts. Please encircle the amount of your choice and send to us a cheque payable to Filipino Canadian Association of Vaughan.

For more information, please contact any of the following:

Rey Tolentino:    647 504 8403,,

Lurvie  DeBlois:  416 669 5025,

Jimmy Queddeng: 416 999 4344,

Linda Insigne:     416 670 4498,


Civic Hero Award

February 5th, 2014 | Posted by FCAV in News Updates - (Comments Off on Civic Hero Award)

Civic Hero Award Presented to Erlinda Insigne

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Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua and   Members of Council present the Civic Hero Award for Ward 5 to Erlinda   Insigne.

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​Feb. 4, 2014

The Civic Hero Award for Ward 5 was presented to Erlinda Insigne by Vaughan Council on Feb. 4. She was recognized for her community leadership, volunteerism and active involvement in the Filipino community and the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan.


“Erlinda Insigne has made outstanding contributions in support of the Filipino community in Vaughan through her passionate work as a volunteer and mentor,” said Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua. “Her tireless dedication to enrich civic life for others has touched many residents and inspired important partnerships, including a Friendship Agreement formed in 1997 between the City of Vaughan and Baguio City, Philippines.”


Mrs. Insigne is the founding director of the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan, which was created to provide assistance to Filipino-Canadians in need. The association also promotes community spirit among Filipinos and encourages participation in civic and social events. Mrs. Insigne organizes various community fundraisers and initiates partnerships with schools, community groups and other organizations.


She is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee and Golden Jubilee commemorative medals for her work with the association in support of Filipino culture and values within the Filipino-Canadian community in Thornhill.


“Mrs. Insigne’s involvement in the Filipino community in Vaughan and her efforts to preserve Filipino culture and beliefs are an excellent example of what it means to be a civic hero,” said Ward 5 Councillor Alan Shefman. “Mrs. Insigne’s generosity and her commitment to helping others are effecting positive change in the community.”


The Civic Hero Award is presented annually to one resident from each of Vaughan’s five wards. The awards recognize outstanding achievement and individual contributions to the community.


Annual General Meeting

January 19th, 2014 | Posted by FCAV in News Updates - (Comments Off on Annual General Meeting)
Hi everyone, please note the following:

What:              Annual General Meeting
When:              Sunday, January 26 at 5:00 p.m.
Where:            Patricia Kemp Com. Centre  – gym …
Purpose:          To inform the members what is happening at Patricia Kemp Community Centre.. There is a possibility of demolition if we are unable to raise enough funds.