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We will remember you Elenita “Tita” Ordonez

The passing away of Elenita Ordonez brings us great sadness as we recall the days when we were together with her partner, Elmer, in Montreal, Canada during the 1970s and 80s. The first time we met Elenita or “Tita,” as we called her, was during a Christmas carol fundraising campaign in January 1979 on behalf [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Registration now open for upcoming conference “Workers’ Struggles Amidst Neoliberal Globalization”

Toronto, ON—The Congress of Progressive Filipino Canadians (CPFC) and its allies welcome and invite all to participate in “Workers' Struggles Amidst Neoliberal Globalization,” a North American conference which will be held on August 11th – 12th at the United Steel Workers Hall in Toronto. The conference aims to put forth a critical and dynamic dialogue amongst progressive organizations, groups [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 April 10th, 2012|Slideshow, Uncategorized|0 Comments

International Women’s Day forum challenged all women to take the revolutionary road

IWD Forum: Taking the Revolutionary Road, a set on Flickr.For immediate release March 22, 2012 Toronto, ON—In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, over 80 participants gathered to heighten their militancy and strengthen their resistance at the Philippine Women Centre of Ontario’s forum, “Taking the Revolutionary Road: Heightening Women’s Resistance Against Neoliberalism.” Organized in [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PWC-ON chairperson to speak at Violence Against Women fundraiser

Philippine Women Centre of Ontario (PWC-ON) Chairperson to speak on violence against women under Canada's Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) at "Break the Silence: The Purple Ribbon Campaign" fundraiser. The event is organized by the 2012 class of Women's Studies 4502: Violence Against Women. It will be held on March 19th, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 March 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Opening the way towards genuine women’s liberation: International Women’s Day forum calls on all women to take the revolutionary road

For immediate release March 3, 2012 Toronto, ON—For this year’s International Women’s Day, members of the Philippine Women Centre of Ontario (PWC-ON) call on everyone to celebrate women's historic role in social change by heightening militancy and gathering at their forum titled “Taking the Revolutionary Road: Heightening Women’s Resistance Against Neoliberalism.” Organized in collaboration with [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 March 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taking the Revolutionary Road: Heightening Women’s Resistance Against Neoliberalism

TAKING THE REVOLUTIONARY ROAD: HEIGHTENING WOMEN’S RESISTANCE AGAINST NEOLIBERALISM A forum by the Philippine Women Centre of Ontario to celebrate International Women’s Day GUEST SPEAKERS: Cecilia Diocson, Executive Director of the National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada Rachel Gorman, Professor at York University Tania Das Gupta, Professor at York University Evelyn Encalada, Researcher and [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 February 24th, 2012|Slideshow|0 Comments

Progressive Filipino Canadian women once again heighten its call to end modern-day slavery in Canada

National statement February 15, 2012 Toronto, ON – Progressive Filipino Canadian women are once again indignant as another mainstream article from the Toronto Star titled “Shortage of live-in caregivers leads to ‘nanny poaching’” induced dehumanizing, anti-worker, and racist sentiments that normalize the idea that thousands of Filipino women under the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) are [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 February 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10,000 open work permits to live-in caregivers: just another game of CIC

National Statement For immediate release January 4, 2011 Toronto, ON – Progressive Filipino Canadians refuse to be deceived by the Conservative government’s latest attempt to mask the abuse, violence and exploitation perpetrated against live-in caregivers, of whom 81% are Filipino women that are under Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). The issuing of 10,000 open work [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 January 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building a movement for social change: Filipino Canadians and allies gathered in Toronto for the 3rd Counterspin conference

Conference Communiqué December 9, 2011 With over 120 participants, “Counterspin 3: Building a movement for social change” Ontario-wide conference, once again, heightened, with militancy, the pivotal and crucial role of marginalized communities in Canada, such as the Filipino Canadian community, to intensify the building of a genuine progressive movement that will bring about social change [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 December 9th, 2011|Slideshow|0 Comments

Once again, Minister Jason Kenney is no Santa Claus to temporary foreign workers in Canada under the LCP

National Statement For immediate release November 28, 2011 Toronto, ON – With the recent announcement by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to slash approvals of over 7,000 permanent residency applications made through the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP), progressive Filipino Canadians firmly maintain that under the Conservative government’s policy-imposed age of austerity for all working-class Canadians, no [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 November 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments