Let's Build the Filipino
Cultural Centre in BC

Kayang-Kaya Kung Sama-Sama! | Together, We Can!


While we have received support from government officials, organizations, and individuals, we cannot achieve this dream without your support. 
Together, we can transform this dream into a reality for our community.

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Engagement Survey

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Upcoming Town Halls

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Calling all youth and mentors! Time to make a positive impact in the Filipino Community!

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to the Federal Government

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Current Focus Group Areas: Seniors, Youth, LGBTQ, Young Professionals, STEM, Faith Based, Food Security, Arts & Culture, Sport, Business, Education, Filipinos on Campus, Environment & Sustainability,Health, Wellness & Social Services 

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A coalition uniting diverse organizations and individuals to advocate for the development of the Filipino Cultural Centre in British Columbia.


& Information

Utilizing our diverse online and in-person channels to deliver inclusive education, empowering our community with valuable knowledge and information.

& Advocacy

We passionately advocate for the Filipino community, driving meaningful change by lobbying at all levels of Canadian government.

& Political Action

We raise awareness, demand justice, and create an environment where the rights and aspirations of the Filipino community is respected and protected.


Our mission is to create an inclusive and enriching space that nurtures heritage preservation, fosters intercultural unity, and celebrates community — all built by Filipinos, for everyone.



Fostering connections and preserving language and heritage across generations, promoting continuity and cultural identity.


Bridge communities, promoting cultural exchange and unity, enriching experiences within the Filipino community and beyond.


We actively foster solidarity and meaningful relationships between the Filipino community and Indigenous peoples, promoting collaboration, respect, and reconciliation.

Together, we can transform this dream into a reality for our community.

With gratitude our work takes place on the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Upcoming Town Halls

Your voice matters, and we want to hear your thoughts and ideas! 
Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry, we have more town halls coming up virtually and in-person. Stay connected with Filipino BC for upcoming dates.

Fri, July 14th from 6 PM to 7:30 PM
@ 711 West 14th Street, North Vancouver

Thurs, July 20th from 7 PM to 9 PM
@ Collingwood Neighbourhood House, Vancouver

Sun, July 23 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM
@ LA Matheson School Library, Surrey

Virtual Town Hall – Wed, Aug 2 at 6 PM

Virtual Town Hall – Fri, Aug 4 at 10 AM

Virtual Town Hall – Tue, Aug 8 at 4 PM

Virtual Town Hall – Sat, Aug 12 at 10 AM

Support the development of the Filipino Cultural Centre by signing the Open Letter

Filipino BC is the advocacy agent of a coalition of Filipino organizations across Canada. By clicking “SUBMIT” you consent to receive periodic updates from Filipino BC and its affiliates. You can unsubscribe at any time.


April 23, 2023

To: Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, [email protected]


We are writing to express our deep hope for the establishment of a Filipino cultural centre in British Columbia, and to ask for your support in making this vision a reality.

Cultural centres are vital places where people can gather, share experiences, and celebrate diverse cultures and traditions.

The Filipino community boasts of a rich cultural heritage that we are proud to share with others. However, we lack a space in B.C. that can serve as a hub for cultural activities, events, and education. A cultural centre would provide a much-needed venue for our community to come together and honour our heritage, while also promoting understanding and appreciation of other cultures.

As you know, the Filipino population in B.C. has grown significantly in recent years to nearly 175,000, making up 3.6 percent of the total population, according to latest census data. A cultural centre would provide a space for Filipino Canadians to connect with their roots, share their traditions, and celebrate their culture with others.

Community members from across B.C. have expressed what we want to see in a provincial Filipino cultural centre in Vancouver: spaces for performing arts and intercultural programming; recreational and sports activities; childcare; seniors services; affordable housing; and opportunities for sustainability and to foster reconciliation.

Furthermore, we believe that a cultural centre would be a great addition to government efforts in promoting tourism and economic growth. It would serve as a unique attraction for visitors and could help to boost local businesses and job opportunities.

With your support, we can create a cultural centre that will serve as a hub for intercultural understanding and unity. We sincerely hope that this will merit your attention and assistance to make this dream come true.


Members and friends of the Filipino community in BC

Original signatories:

Rafael ‘RJ’ Aquino
Board of Directors, Tulayan Filipino Diaspora Society

Angeles ‘Jody’ Flores
President, Filco-operative One Housing Society

Antonio Ortega
President, Cebuano Society of Canada