Kapisanan Mobile Programming

KAPISANAN is helping the students learn they can keep a connection to their culture.
— Jenny Stimac, a visual arts teacher at Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute, TDSB (2012)

Through KAPISANAN’s Mobile Programming, we are able to offer elementary and high school students the opportunity to explore and create art, while simultaneously learning about Filipino culture and heritage, as well as building self-esteem, identity, and leadership.

Schools can choose from a variety of thematic workshops, or even customize a workshop to address the students’ needs. Our team is comprised of young Filipino-Canadian professionals and a roster of professional artists who are working hard to develop quality programming to deliver to an underserved community. It is extremely important for youth from all cultures to see their own cultures reflected in the curriculum, and our workshops help this mission.

We encourage creative expression, and through arts-based activities led by our artist facilitators, students will be able to discover their untapped potential. Our goal is to have students come out of our programs with new knowledge of Filipino culture, and most importantly, come out feeling inspired, confident and empowered.

We would like to acknowledge pilot funding support from Laidlaw Foundation.


Inspiring outreach to young Fil-Cans

Inspiring outreach to young Fil-Cans

More Than Collaboration

More Than Collaboration


If you would like our innovative, artistic Filipino cultural programming to come to your school, fill out our referral form (downloadable here) or contact Kapisanan’s Programs & Outreach Coordinator Ramsha Khan at ramsha@kapisanancentre.com

Ethno-specific community organizations play a key role in providing supportive spaces and affirmation of identity among young Filipino-Canadians[..] Supporting their outreach and programming, especially that which is directed to youth, will, we believe, have positive effects on the educational trajectories of young Filipino-Canadians.
— 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.

Help carve out supportive spaces for Filipino-Canadian youth within GTA elementary and high schools. 

A contribution of $75 to the K Mobile Program will vastly improve the positive impacts on the educational outcomes of young Filipino-Canadians.

Kapisanan is a brave 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