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The K is Canada’s premiere Filipino-Canadian arts & cultural facility located in Toronto. We are a gathering of hyphenates, empowering artists and entrepreneurs through positive and critical cultural identification.

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‘Tis the Season Once Again: CLUTCH and NAVIGATION Applicant Call-Out!

CLUTCH is back for its 7th year, and NAVIGATION returns for its 2nd–but what exactly are these programs, you ask?

CLUTCH and NAVIGATION are 6-month concurrent, arts-based, cultural immersion programs for Filipino youth, ages 17 to 24 years. CLUTCH and NAV are gender-specific, collaborative programs, which will empower Filipino youth with a sense of who they are, where they come from, and why their voice matters. These programs enable participants to start a dialogue with each other through the arts, get mentorship from professional artists within the community, have access to professional tools to hone their creativity, define their identity, and explore their cultural heritage.

To learn more about these programs and to meet the new volumes’ program coordinators, Kapisanan will host an open house where you can come and mingle with former alumni and mentors in order to get a better feel for what the program entails in terms of involvement, responsibility, and how the participants have benefited from their participation.

Thursday, November 13th, 2014, 6:30-8:30PM
@ Kapisanan Headquarters
167 Augusta Ave

Are you already convinced and want to participate in these programs? If you’re interested in seeing different career paths as a creative, and are looking for a place to learn about your Filipino roots and history, look no further! Details on how to apply after the jump:

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Balikbayan Renaissance Series Launch with Charisse Aquino-Tugade

Balikbayan Renaissance - Filipino Heritage and Indigenous Identity

Balikbayan Renaissance is a brand new program we are launching at KAPISANAN! It is an open-format series that will feature arts-based workshops, roundtable discussions, lectures, interactive participation and more. Learners will be able to discover and delve deeper into Filipino culture as we understand it here in Toronto, and back home.

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture presents
Balikbayan Renaissance: Philippine Indigenous Heritage and Identity
with Charisse Aquino-Tugade
and an opening performance by Pantayo Kulintang Ensemble

Saturday | Nov 15th 1-3pm
Lecture fee: $15

The Manila Collectible Pop-Up Shop will be open from 12 noon – 5pm

Register for this Interactive Lecture  on Eventbrite below!
Eventbrite - Balikbayan Renaissance: Filipino Heritage and Indigenous Identity

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Reel Asian Industry Series: Awesome Asian Bad Guys

Reel Asian - Awesome Asian Bad Guys

Kapisanan’s looking forward to the 18th annual edition of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, happening November 6-16, 2014! In partnership with Reel Asian, we’re excited to co-present two films, Blue Bustamante and Manny. We also hope to see you at our Industry Series panel, “National Film Society: Awesome Asian Bad Guys“! Details below.

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Parol Making Workshops are back!

Parol Making 2014

After a brief hiatus, it’s back! Prep for Pasko at KAPISANAN with a session (or three!) of crafting your own one-of-a-kind parol (Filipino Christmas lantern). Join the community and receive a kit with all the materials needed to light up the holiday season! All proceeds will benefit the centre’s youth programming.

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture presents
Parol Making Workshop

Thursday Nov 20th 5-9pm
Saturday Nov 22nd 12-4pm
Saturday Nov 29th 12-4pm
Workshop fee: $25

Register for the Parol Making Workshop on Eventbrite below!
Eventbrite - Parol Making Workshop @ the K

Want to attend this workshop, and other Filipino arts and cultural workshops for free?  Become a Member! Contact us at info@kapisanancentre.com to avail of The Kapisanan Membership Program

Kapisanan is a 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.

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The Scene: Reel Asian Community Partnership 2014!

Blue Bustamante (left) and Manny (right) will be part of this year’s Reel Asian International Film Festival.

Reel Asian will have two Filipino Film offerings for this year’s Film Festival! Because Kapisanan is a proud Community Partner of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, we have a treat for the Kapisanan community.

Yes, you heard that right – we’re treating two lucky members to a night out at the movies, on us! There will be two tickets up for grabs for each film.

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Fusion Folk Dance With Hataw *note new day & time!

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture
In community partnership with
Hataw Performing Arts


Ever wanted to get in touch with your roots through dance? Here’s your chance to learn from the master dancers of HATAW Performing Arts Collective!

What: Filipino Fusion Folk Dance Drop-In
When: Starting November 5, 2014, every Wednesday Night 7PM-9PM


When: Starting  Sunday November 9th, every Sunday afternoon 3pm-5pm
Where: 167 Augusta Avenue
$10 drop in/ PWYC

Interested? Email: info@kapisanancentre.com

Follow HATAW Performing Arts on Facebook!

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Youth Summit and Volunteer Positions at PanAm

Hey Kapisanan Community! Were you thinking of applying to be a volunteer at the PanAm games? Does the idea of attending the 2015 Youth Summit appeal to you?

There are only three qualifications to be a Youth Summit Delegate:

  • Be an Ontario resident
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 24, as of January 1, 2015
  • Have an interest in community building

Head over to their webpage and apply online now! More details on the Toronto 2015 PanAm/ParaPanAm Games website. Hurry, Youth Summit application deadline is on Friday, October 10!

If your interests run more towards volunteering, they have volunteer opportunities for the PanAm Games as well! You only need the following qualifications:

  • Are friendly, approachable and genuinely enjoy helping people.
  • Have great communication skills.
  • Are reliable.
  • Love working as part of a team.
  • Have a good sense of humour.
  • Interested in helping make the PanAm Games 2015 a success? You can sign up online at their webpage! Read More »

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