Due to a lack of funds, Silayan Community Centre (SCC) was unable to maintain a proper website. Thanks to eBlogger/blogspot, our non-profit organization is able to provide this site as a means to communicate information to our supporters, friends and allies.
Here you will find useful information about our organization, community events and other related topics of interest. We hope you will use this site to suggest ideas for future SCC programs, help and interact with our community at large (exhange travel stories, recipes, experiences) and provide a voice for our diverse Filipino-Canadian population.
Flag of Ontario
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About the Silayan Community Centre logo: 8 rays represent the main ethnic groups* of the Philippine archipelago. They are the Apayao, the Bukidnon (Cebu), the Batanes, the Ifugao, the Kalinga, the Maguindanao, the Negros and the Zambal. In the Philippines* there are over 81 provinces and 17 regions representing a rich and diverse myriad of dialects and ethnic cultures. Silayan means a 'new dawning or a new day'.
SCC History: Originally founded in 1969 as the ‘Filipino Christian Workers’, this organization was formed to help new and resettled Filipino immigrants** adapt to the Canadian way of life. A small contingent of volunteers established a social network for newcomers to help them find essential services such as housing, education, employment, job and skills training.
For more information on the Philippines, just click on the links.
[** Source: http://www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1SEC820427]
The Flags of Canada and the Philippines
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