June of 2019 marks the first Filipino Heritage Month. This was decided on October 30, 2018 in recognition of Canadians of Filipino descent and the contributions they have made to our country.
“With a community of over 850,000, Filipino Canadians are the fastest‑growing community in the country. Proud of its rich heritage and history, the community has made and continues to make outstanding social, economic, political, and cultural contributions to our society. Filipino Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to recognize and learn more about the Filipino community in Canada and the valuable role they play in creating an open and diverse society.”
Happy Filipino Heritage Month!