Now nearing its eighth year anniversary, the One Filipino Cooperative (OneFilCoop), first-ever Filipino cooperative established in British Columbia (B.C.), proudly looks back at its achievements and vows to expand its services to help its members cope with affordability issues.
Forty years ago, in the summer of 1977, an organizational meeting, spearheaded by Solomon Exmundo, was held in Toronto.
Since 1982, caregivers and domestic workers (CDWs) from developing countries have come to Canada to take care of the young, the elderly and the disabled.
An avid observer of how Filipinos behave in Canada once remarked that there were probably as many Filipino associations in Canada as there were islands in the Philippines.
Forty-eight years ago, on February 10, 1969, 15 Filipino immigrants — all women, mostly in the health care field, signed an application for incorporating the first Filipino Canadian association in the country: the Victoria Filipino Canadian Association.