TAKE THE SURVEY
Kabayan, be counted!
Participate in shaping BC's legislation and programs to address racism in the province.
In 2022, the province of British Columbia took a bold step by promulgating the Anti-Racism Data Act. This legislation's primary purpose is to mandate the systematic collection of data about individual's racial backgrounds, with the overarching goal of providing the government with valuable insights and addressing societal disparities and inequities.
In a continued effort to enhance the efficacy and responsiveness of the insights derived from the collected race-based data, the BC government has taken an additional step by embarking on the establishment of anti-racism legislation. The core objective of this legislative move is to create a solid legal framework that not only holds the BC government accountable but also compels them to take concrete actions in addressing the outcomes stemming from the accumulated race-based data.
We, in Bayanihan, fully support this initiative by the government to ensure that members of visible minorities, including our (Filipino) community, will be safe from any forms of racism.
With that, we are asking for your support by answering the Anti-Racism Survey through this link:
or the QR provided on the posters.
Makiisa! Puksain ang rasismo sa BC!
The Bayanihan Community Centre provides an affordable and welcoming facility for programs and events.
Owned and operated by the Bayanihan Cultural and Housing Society (BCHS), it is the home of:
Official Proclamation of June as Filipino Heritage Month!
Watch the proclamation of June as Filipino Heritage Month In Canada to be held at the Legislature at the initiative of Mable Elmore. She was first elected MLA for Vancouver -Kensington in 2009, when she made history by becoming the first MLA of Filipino Heritage. Her Mother Came to Canada's a Nurse. Mable was re-elected in 2013, 2017, and 2020. She is the Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Services and Long Term Care. She has been an active supporter of the Philippine Bayanihan Community Centre in Victoria.
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Working Together, Celebrating Filipino Culture in Canada's Mosaic
The Centre exists to:
Provide a welcoming, sustaining and engaging community where everyone is welcome
Promote Filipino cultural and social values and traditions
Provide access to resources and support to those in need
Promote good citizenship
Our Vision and Goals
The Centre aims to:
Celebrate Filipino culture and traditions and share these with all members of the community, whether of Filipino or non-Filipino ancestry
Welcome newcomers from the Philippines to Canada and particularly, Victoria
Promote the spirit of Bayanihan or spirit of communal unity, among all Filipino-Canadians living in or visiting Victoria
Provide socialization and support to senior citizens
Be a centre for information and support to Filipino overseas workers
Practice and promote charity, particularly to persons in need
Cultivate knowledge and awareness of Filipino culture and traditions among the younger generations
Highlight and celebrate the achievements of Filipino-Canadians in Victoria
The Bayanihan Cultural and Housing Society is grateful to the City of Victoria for granting it permissive tax exemption under Section 220 of the Community Charter.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
What's Happening in my Community
Filipino Language Classes
Filipino Language is the primary language of the Philippines today, based on Tagalog language. Generation of Filipino Canadian children who are born here in Canada wanted to learn the native language of their parents. The VFCA and BCHS is looking for Filipino Instructor to start the program. Send your inquiries below.
Centre Regulars...check out our calendar for schedules