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Filipino-Canadian youth need your help to keep Kapisanan thriving! #SupportK

 

we raised $13,995.19!

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Thank you to everybody who made our second annual #SupportK campaign a great success! We beat last year's total by nearly $500! The community came out and made an important contribution towards change--one that will shape how we will establish ourselves as young Filipino leaders in Canada. Your contribution is one that will go toward our collective effort in building a more cohesive Filipino community and in building our legacy in Canada, beginning with our full support of the youth generation and the next ten years. For this, we are forever inspired and forever thankful. Maraming salamat!

To see a full list of our amazing donors, click here.

If you would like to contribute to Kapisanan, we are still accepting donations.

When you make a charitable donation to KAPISANAN you are helping young Filipino-Canadians cultivate an enriched sense of community, and a more visible presence and contribution toward the broader Canadian community. Your help gives our young people a new and authentic sense of pride, that will empower and support them to rise above the challenges ahead of them. Thank you to all the amazing community members for their generous contributions. 

giving tuesday

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  …now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on December 1, 2015!

It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

On GivingTuesday, please consider giving to Kapisanan and know that your gift supports Filipino-Canadian youth through mentorship and community building.

To learn more about Giving Tuesday, visit their website: GivingTuesday.ca

Sign Me Up!

For $10 per month you can:

Buy 2.5 Venti Skinny Vanilla Lattes at Starbucks

OR

Give a new immigrant Filipino youth a safe space to connect and learn with relatable role models, mentors, and Canadian-born Filipino youth in a way that is productive and positive.  

I want to support Filipino youth to access positive role models! I want to Pledge $10 per month!

(You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your total donation for the year)

Monthly Donation

For $30 a month you can:

Pay for half of your unused gym membership every month

OR

You can help get an artist educator to visit a school in the GTA and deliver Filipino cultural workshops to inspire Filipino and non-Filipino students about the richness of our heritage.

I want to support the sharing of rich Filipino heritage! I want to Pledge $30 per month!

(You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your total donation for the year)

Monthly Donation

For $20 a month, you can:

Buy 2 glasses of wine with one of your dinners out at a restaurant

OR

You can help enrich the educational development of Filipino-Canadian youth that feel marginalized by the formal education system and support them to pursue further education or training with real-world internship opportunities.

I want to give Filipino youth tangible opportunities to succeed! I want to Pledge $20 per month!

(You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your total donation for the year)

Monthly Donation

Become A Liderato Donor:

n. leadership, being at the head

As we inspire the next generation of leaders in the Filipino community, we need the existing leaders to be more visible and have more opportunity to make tangible contributions to the young people. 

Your impact as a Liderato Donor:

  • $1,000 gives a Filipino youth from a low-income family to access to a 3-month, long paid one-day-per-week internship, and access to a professional mentor.
  • $2,500 allows 10 Filipinos from low-income families to access Filipino cultural workshops (per annum) to empower them about their heritage and identity.

To find out about the benefits of becoming a Liderato Donor, contact Nicole Cajucom at 416.979.0600, or nicole@kapisanancentre.com.


OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT

One Time Gift

You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation.

Donate in honour or in memory of a loved one

 If the gift is being made in honour or in memory, please provide the name and address of the person or family you would like to receive notification. Email us your message (info@kapisanancentre.com) and receiver's address, and we will send a hand-made card on your behalf to let them know of your thoughtful gift. You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation.


Designate your united way gift to Kapisanan philippine Centre

Support Kapisanan's youth programming by designating your United Way campaign donations to our organization.

It's simple: on your United Way pledge form, write in that you would like to designate your donation to 'Kapisanan Philippine Centre' (that's our legal name) and include our charitable registration number: 88838 7404 RR0001. 

You can also dial up your United Way office and ask that they direct your donation to the K.

United Way does not share donor lists with Kapisanan. We would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for choosing our organization to designate your United Way donations!


Corporate Gift

Donate on behalf of your company or organization. Your company or organization will receive a tax receipt for 100% of you donation.

Programs are needed to deliberately and intentionally cultivate a generation of youth leaders in the Toronto Filipino community. There are numerous community organizations that could deliver such programs if provided with adequate support.
— Kelly, Austria, Chua, de Leon, Esguerra, Felipe, Astorga-Garcia, Magpayo, Mais, Sorio, and Tupe. Promoting Post-Secondary Pathways Among Filipino Youth in Ontario. OHCRIF Final Report presented to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, March 2014.

Hold a fundraiser on behalf of KAPISANAN!

Fundraise Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Be part of the community! Membership has its privileges.


Programs are needed that will create bridging social capital for young Filipinos. For example, internships might allow them to experience diverse working environments beyond those that are readily accessible through first generation family and friend networks. But the accessibility of internships needs to be considered. Unpaid internships, which are becoming increasingly common, effectively exclude those who do not have the financial means (or family support) to forego earnings. Filipino youth from low-income families would need access to paid internships in order for a system of this kind to truly increase their social capital and range of options.
— Kelly, Austria, Chua, de Leon, Esguerra, Felipe, Astorga-Garcia, Magpayo, Mais, Sorio, and Tupe. Promoting Post-Secondary Pathways Among Filipino Youth in Ontario. OHCRIF Final Report presented to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, March 2014.

Kapisanan is a safe, positive space which integrates an anti-oppression framework for young Filipinos to express their voices, exchange ideas and explore their roots together as an empowered community.

Kapisanan Philippine Centre is a registered Canadian charity: 88838 7404 RR0001