Over 200 immigrant and refugee youths and some “adult allies” from British Columbia and across Canada recently trooped to the Science World Theatre in Vancouver for the 2017 Fresh Voices Ceremony Awards.
With the high interest of readers in the column Pathways for Skilled Immigrants, Canadian Filipino Net is co-sponsoring a Panel Discussion on “Pathways to Professions for Skilled Immigrants: How Not to Stumble in Paradise” on June 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch in downtown Vancouver.
With a promise of uniting the Canadian Filipino community and representing their interests in the provincial government, Ontario barrister Antonio M. Villarin is seeking nomination as the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario’s candidate for Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) in the Scarborough Centre.
There has been an abundance of written works about young immigrants and their travails in adjusting to life in Canada, but there appears to be hardly any told from the perspective of the elderly. This, exactly, is what the latest book, Tanglaw: Immigrant Seniors Find Their True North, accomplishes by chronicling inspiring stories of immigrant seniors.
The Department of Canadian Heritage, through its Canada Periodical Fund/Business Innovation Component, awarded a contribution to the Maple Bamboo Network Society (MBNS), publisher of Canadian Filipino Net, to help raise awareness of the new digital periodical, which focuses on issues important to the growing Canadian Filipino community.
Dr. Rey D. Pagtakhan was the first Canadian Filipino elected as Member of Parliament. He was a cabinet minister in the governments of then prime ministers Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin. Through this interview, the Canadian Filipino Net distills some pointers from his remarkable Canadian political journey.