New Year's Resolutions You'll Want to Keep

It's that time of the year again--the beginning. The start of every year sees millions of people making promises, many of which are of the self-monitoring variety: hitting the gym, quitting smoking, getting out of debt, etc. But not all resolutions are so burdensome. Some opt to keep resolutions that are more lighthearted. Spending time with loved ones and simply enjoying life are two examples of popular promises that are likely to make your new year a brighter one!

Enhance 2013, by adding this resolution: learn something new. Approaching something different and challenging is a surefire way to stimulate your growth and expand your interests. You might want to learn a new language, explore career opportunities, or pick up a new hobby. If this is the case, Kapisanan can help you out!

Mark your calendars, as Kapisanan has a couple of programs lined up this Spring! Kill two birds with one stone by making your resolution with the K. Join our Conversational Filipino Language Program and learn Tagalog or experiment new art streams through our CLUTCH Program! Read more for details!


Conversational Filipino Language Program

Filipinos are the fastest growing community in Canada, especially Toronto, and Tagalog is also the most spoken foreign language in the country. Whether you're new to the language or a fluent speaker looking to practice with others, this is a great opportunity to join a fun class that will exercise your tongue and expose you to an exciting culture.

Our Filipino language classes use a direct method of learning a language. The students focus on conversational skills that provide participants with the needed skills to effectively perform basic tasks, such as describing objects, identifying people, locating places, expressing feelings, and telling a simple story. Techniques include watching TV shows, listening to songs, writing basic sentences, playing vocabulary games, and discussing basic topics of interest in dialogue form. Registration is limited to ten (10) students.

At the end of the program, students should be able to use Filipino in greetings and situations such as telling time as well as asking and giving directions. Our aim is to equip students who complete each level with Filipino language that describes people, objects, places, narrates an event or simple story; expresses feelings, as well as agreement or disagreement.

Curriculum is developed and will be taught by Dr. Robert Diaz.

Spring 2013 Every Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$250 for V.I.P. Club Members of Kapisanan and $350 for Non-Members

Class fee must be paid in full to register. For more information, contact Nicole at


CLUTCH: Program for Young Women, Volume 5

KAPISANAN is gearing up for the next round of CLUTCH, and we want you!

Are you interested in exploring different art streams? Want to know more about music, photography, film & video, theatre, and visual art, but don’t know where to start? Feel like you need to be in touch with your roots and your own history? Then the CLUTCH program is for you!

CLUTCH is a FREE 5-month arts-based program for young Filipina women (females aged 17-24 years old) to start a dialogue with each other, get mentorship from professional artists within the community, have access to professional tools to hone their creativity, define their identity, explore their community, and tell their stories on their terms. Click here for more information!


Clutch, Vol. 5 begins April 2013. Workshops will be held every Saturday until August.

You can download the application here: Clutch Application 2013

Deadline has been extended to Friday, March 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Hard-copies of your applications can be dropped off at 167 Augusta Avenue during our office hours (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-8 p.m.) and on Friday, March 1, 2013 between 12-5 p.m. You can also email your applications to

We look forward to your applications.

Be inspired!

Fore more information, contact Nicole at