Services Offered by FCT

  • Comprehensive Health and Wellness Program

    1. Free Medical Clinic: To provide free medical care and consultation to uninsured people in the community , regardless of their race, beliefs, immigration status, and ability to pay. Medications are also supplied for free when available.

    a. Every 2nd Saturday of the month (except Jan); starts Feb, Suite 103, Time 12 to 2 pm
    b. Every 1st Monday of the month, 3:00 - 6:00 pm (By Appointment Only)
    c. For those with OHIP, a Filipino family physician is available every 1st Monday of the month, 3:00 - 6:00 pm (By Appointment Only) Please call 41-928-9355

    2. Health Information Services: To conduct seminars and other educational programs to increase awareness of hearth issues to promote wellness and prevent diseases. The following topics are given at regular intervals: Diabetic Education series, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Stroke, Heart Attack, Cancer of the Breast, Mental Hearth and TB.

    - September
    - October
    - November

    3. Medical Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Group

    - To provide Filipino patients and their families comfort and advice in time of serious, life-threatening illness.
    - To counsel and act as advocate in time of distressful situations, where communication may be strained between health provider and the patient and his or her relatives.

    4. Medical Workshop - Every last Sunday of the month beginning Feb (except Jul, Aug, Dec)
  • Computer Classes

    To be announced...
  • Seniors Services

    1. Medical Workshop - Last Sunday of the month except Jul, Aug, Dec

    2. Line Dancing Days - Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm (Fee $5.00)

    3. Income Tax Days - Sunday, March 29, 2015

    4. Living Will + Last Will & Testament - April & October 2015

    5. Senior Exercise Class - Every Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Homework Club

    Filipino students of the University of Toronto, with the cooperation from Frontier College, underwent training for the Filipino Centre's Free Homework Club to help elementary school students with their school work or school activities.

    Please phone FCT if your child or relative needs help. Urgent after school help is likewise provided upon request only.

    Schedule: 1st Session - Sept to Dec, 2nd Session - Jan to Jun

    Every Saturday except long weekends.

    Please download and complete APPLICATION FORM and mail it in.
  • Free Tagalog/Filipino Classes

    This was started in response to the request of many Filipinos and non-Filipinos, especially those who were born here, to learn the language.

    Grades 1 to 3 and Grades 4 to 8: Every Saturday, 9:30 - 10:45 am from Sept to Dec and Jan to Jun.

    Please download and complete APPLICATION FORM and mail it in.
  • OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARDS

    It's aim is to encourage the pursuit of excellence in all levels and areas of learning among Filipino-Canadian youths. This was established by FCT as a sign of appreciation to show to our graduates that we are proud of their accomplishments. They competition is open to any elementary and high school graduates of Filipino heritage with an academic average of 85% and above during the last two years studies. Evaluation is based on the following criteria:

    Scholarship Achievement = 50%
    Extra-Curricular Activities & Community Involvement = 25%
    Interview = 25%

    Each category winner receives a trophy and cash award, aside from other prizes. All the other applicants who have successfully pass the screening process are also given due recognition at the Awards ceremony.

    Deadline for submisssion: Monday, August 17, 2015
    Award Presentation: Sunday, Nov 8, 2015

    Please download and complete APPLICATION FORM and mail it in with photos attached.
  • Financial Services

    Free Income Tax Preparation for individuals (whose income is $30,000 and below) - Sunday, March 29, 2015

    Free Estate Planning with focus on Living Wills and Last Will & Testament - March & April 2015
  • Christmas Services

    To be announced...
  • Recreational Line Dancing

    Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm
    Fee: $5.00 per person
  • Employment Networking

    For those of us who can give a kababayan a job, please send all the necessary information to FCT and available job will be posted at the FCT office. In the same token, those looking for a job can come to the Centre to check job availability.
  • Filipiniana Library

    A first in the Greater Toronto Area, possibly in Canada! The Filipinana Library, a proud joint project of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association Toronto, the Filipino Centre Toronto and Folklorico Filipino Canada opened it's doors during the Open House event at the Filipino Centre Toronto on Sunday, September 24, 2006. Housed in the basement of the FCT, the cozy Filipiniana Library has a started up collection of two shelves of books and magazines about the Philippines, published in the Philippines and written by Filipinos. The start up collection was donated by: the Ayala Corporation to the UPAA Toronto and the Agaton family.

    Donation of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, videos as well as Philippines artifacts are welcome.
  • The Mentoring Partnership

    The Mentoring Partnership Information Session Are you a recent immigrant looking to expand your professional network and receive support with your job search? Attend this information session to find out how you can be paired with a mentor in your profession.

    Have you worked in Canada for more than three years, and would like to mentor a new immigrant through the job search process? Attend this information session to find out how you can make a lasting difference in the life of a new immigrant.

    The Filipino Centre, Toronto (FCT), with funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program, has partnered with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) to give community members the opportunity to be mentees and volunteer mentors through The Mentoring Partnership.

    TRIEC’s The Mentoring Partnership pairs recently arrived skilled immigrants with mentors in their professional field. Mentees receive advice from their mentors on preparing for the Canadian labour market and finding work in the GTA. Meanwhile, volunteer mentors give back to their professional community while gaining valuable leadership experience.

    Mentors commit to a total of 24 hours over four months. The Mentoring Partnership has a high success rate, with 75% of mentees gaining meaningful employment in their field within 12 months of taking part.
    Benefits:
    Mentees Mentors
    · 97% of mentees reported being satisfied with their mentoring experience
    · 95% better understand the Canadian work environment.
    · 92% of mentees report they are better prepared for employment in their profession
    · 92% of mentees feel their resume better reflects their skills and qualifications  
    · 98% of mentors report being satisfied with their mentoring experience
    · Enhance leadership and coaching skills
    · Develop cross-cultural communication skills
    · Access to professional development sessions
    · Network with other professionals volunteering as mentors
    Eligibility Criteria:
    To become a mentee, you must: To become a mentor you must have:
    • have lived in Canada for less than three years and have limited or no Canadian work experience in your profession OR have re-engaged with your profession through academic training or bridging within the past 2 years
    • have the English skills required to perform effectively in the workplace
    • have at least three years of international work experience in your area of expertise
    • have achieved at least a bachelor’s degree – or equivalent post-secondary education – from outside of Canada
    • be eligible to work in Canada
    • be currently unemployed or underemployed i.e. not working in your field of expertise
    • be actively seeking work in your field
    • worked in your field for at least three years in Canada
    • a combination of industry knowledge and business experience
    • active links to professional associations and business networks
    • recent experience in your occupational field  
      Information Session:
    FCT is encouraging members of the community to attend one of two information sessions to learn about how the program works, benefits and how to register.

    When: Tuesday September 15th at 5pm or Saturday September 26th at 12noon.

    Where: 597 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M4X 1W3

    For more information and to register please contact FCT at 416-928-9355 or masj@filipinocentretoronto.com