The Department of Canadian Heritage awarded CanadianFilipino.Net a grant to launch CFNet's first social media campaign.
The campaign seeks to promote stories of Canadian Filipino contributions to Canada.
The grant was awarded through the Business Innovation component of Canada Periodical Fund program, which provides financial support to the eligible small and mid-sized printed magazine and digital periodical publishers.
“Our Government is proud to support the Maple Bamboo Network Society and its digital periodical Canadian Filipino Net. We understand that arts and culture bring us together, enrich our lives and broaden our horizons. That is why we are pleased to help this organization share inspiring Canadian Filipino stories and contributions,” said the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism in an email.
The hashtag #CanadianFilipino will be the collective context of the social media campaign, which will feature stories of successful Canadian Filipino immigrants, as well as stories of young Canadian Filipinos and their journeys into rediscovering their heritage.
With CFNet’s expanding activities, the editorial team is opening volunteer opportunities for Filipinos all over Canada wanting to gain hands-on experience in digital content creation. The digital publication is looking for passionate Canadian Filipino writers, social media ambassadors, graphic designer and photographer.
“Volunteering is a great chance to gain professional experience in Canada and broaden your career horizons. Sharing your knowledge and your stories about being a Canadian and a Filipino is a brilliant way to connect with the Filipino community,” said Prod Laquian President and CEO of the Maple Bamboo Network Society (MBNS), publisher of CFNet.
CFNet first published in July 2016 and has since been publishing twice a month. The completely volunteer-run online magazine is owned and managed by MBNS with volunteer contributors and correspondents throughout Canada.