Help us raise $20,000 by December 31st, 2016!

Your donation will help us reach our goal of creating positive change for Filipino youth

Through your support, we hope to expand our free arts-based mentorship programs for Filipino youth: CLUTCH and NAVIGATION (NAV)!
In 2016, Kapisanan saw a 90% increase in applications from aspiring participants. This year, we hope to accommodate the growing number of Filipino youth interested in establishing a community of peers and mentors through our flagship arts and culture programming.

Thanks to CLUTCH and NAV, Filipino youth between the ages of 17 and 24 years are able to strengthen their cultural identity and activate their leadership potential. Participants of CLUTCH and NAV continue to contribute, with confidence, towards their local communities and the broader Canadian community further creating visibility for Filipino-Canadians as artists, culture-bearers, entrepreneurs, scholars, and industry professionals.

Your help gives our young people a new and authentic sense of pride, that will empower and support them to rise above the challenges ahead of them. Thank you to all the amazing community members for their generous contributions.

Programs are needed to deliberately and intentionally cultivate a generation of youth leaders in the Toronto Filipino community. There are numerous community organizations that could deliver such programs if provided with adequate support.
— 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.


how your generous donation can support CLUTCH and NAV:

  • $20 helps a participant with transportation and food costs for the day
  • $75 allows a participant to use studio and workshop space
  • $200 equips a participant with a budget to source materials and equipment for
  • their exhibition work as part of the CLUTCH and NAV showcase during Kultura
  • $350 ensures fair compensation to administrative staff and workshop facilitators 
  • $600 allows CLUTCH and NAV to diversify programming by exposing participants
  • to culture-hubs and high-profile institutions such as universities, museums, and galleries.

Kapisanan is a federally registered charity: 88838 7404 R0001
You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.



Help get an artist educator to deliver Filipino cultural workshops that inspire CLUTCH/NAV participants about the richness of our heritage.

Monthly Donation

For $20 a month you can:

Help CLUTCH/NAV participants with transportation and food costs during workshops, field trips, and studio time.

Monthly Donation

Become A Liderato Donor

liderato: n. leadership, being at the head

As we inspire the next generation of leaders in the Filipino community, we need the existing leaders
to be more visible and have more opportunity to make tangible contributions to the young people. 

Your impact as a Liderato Donor with a donation of $1000 or more:

  • gives the programs more hours on Saturday workshops for fuller learning and experimenting
  • ensures workshops, studio time, and the final CLUTCH and NAV exhibit are held in accessible spaces

To find out about the benefits of becoming a Liderato Donor, contact Nicole Cajucom at 416.516.1559 x5703, or

Donate in honour or in memory of a loved one

 If the gift is being made in honour or in memory, please provide the name and address of the person or family you would like to receive notification. Email us your message ( and receiver's address, and we will send a hand-made card on your behalf to let them know of your thoughtful gift. 

Designate your united way gift to Kapisanan philippine Centre

Support Kapisanan's youth programming by designating your United Way campaign donations to our organization.

It's simple: on your United Way pledge form, write in that you would like to designate your donation to 'Kapisanan Philippine Centre' (that's our legal name) and include our charitable registration number: 88838 7404 RR0001. 

You can also dial up your United Way office and ask that they direct your donation to the K.

United Way does not share donor lists with Kapisanan. We would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for choosing our organization to designate your United Way donations!


Fundraise Now Through!

Programs are needed that will create bridging social capital for young Filipinos. For example, internships might allow them to experience diverse working environments beyond those that are readily accessible through first generation family and friend networks. But the accessibility of internships needs to be considered. Unpaid internships, which are becoming increasingly common, effectively exclude those who do not have the financial means (or family support) to forego earnings. Filipino youth from low-income families would need access to paid internships in order for a system of this kind to truly increase their social capital and range of options.
— 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.

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