Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: "In Canada, diversity is our strength.
Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – and every day – we will continue to speak out against racism and hate in all its forms."
More than 500 Filipino youth graduated recently from the JobStart program of the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment. 99 percent of the graduates have already found jobs. Ambassador John Holmes in his message attributed the success of the program over the last two years to three Ps: partnerships, people and a shared purpose. He challenged the JobStarters to seize every...
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Ambassador John Holmes and SunLife CEO Riza Mantaring opened the SunLife Amphitheatre at the Bonifacio Global City today, March 20, 2017. The ambassador congratulated SunLife for its commitment to strengthening communities in the Philippines. He also said that the Embassy hopes to make use of the beautiful outdoor facility as part of Canada 150 celebrations.
Courtesy call of Ambassador Holmes on Vice President Leni Robredo
As part of our Canada150 celebration, we launched a photo contest to showcase some of the fondest memories of Filipino immigrants in Canada. We are pleased to present to you the winners:
Global Affairs Canada Director General for South-East Asia, ASEAN and APEC Ian Burchett recently met with partners of the Women’s Economic Empowerment project.

The project is supported by the Government of Canada and implemented by the Philippine Commission on Women in close collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry and key private sector partners. The focus is on growing...
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Embassy officials recently visited the abaca livelihood project implemented in Antique province in Western Visayas. The non-governmental organization CARE Canada is implementing the project under the Typhoon Haiyan Reconstruction Assistance program.

The Government of Canada has provided more than Cad$ 5.8 million to Care Canada to support the long term economic recovery of communities...
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The Embassy of Canada and the Philippines and the University of the Philippines College of Music invite music students and aficionados to a workshop by indigenous Canadian vocal artist Jeremy Dutcher at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, College of Music, UP Diliman, tomorrow, March 8th at 10am.

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The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced funding of up to $20 million to organizations supporting sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Minister was participating in the She Decides high-level international conference in Brussels, Belgium.

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To mark International Women’s Day, award-winning Canadian director to open special screenings of ‘Anatomy of Violence,’ ‘Water’

Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, director of the Oscar-nominated film Water, will bring to Manila her most recent work ‘Anatomy of Violence’ for a one-day special screening coinciding with International Women’s Day.

Mehta will open ‘Anatomy of...
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In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the Embassy of Canada is proud to bring Deepa Mehta’s "Anatomy of Violence" to Manila for a one-day public screening.

Deepa Mehta will deliver remarks to open this special screening.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 6:00pm at the Cine Adarna, University of the Philippines Film Institute
Magsaysay St, UP Diliman, Quezon City

Admission is free on a...
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Canada kicks off 150th anniversary with showcase of artistic diversity

The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines is pleased to launch our year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation by showcasing Canada’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta, director of the Oscar-nominated film Water, will give a masterclass to film students at...
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The Embassy of Canada, in partnership with Shangri-la Plaza, is proud to bring Deepa Mehta’s Oscar-nominated film "Water" back to Manila for a one-day public screening.

Deepa Mehta will deliver opening remarks.

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
7:00 pm at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-la Plaza
EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
Admission is free. Tickets will be available at the venue's box...
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In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the Embassy of Canada is proud to bring Deepa Mehta’s "Anatomy of Violence" to Manila for a one-day public screening.

Deepa Mehta will deliver remarks to open this special screening.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 6:00pm at the Cine Adarna, University of the Philippines Film Institute
Magsaysay St, UP Diliman, Quezon City

Admission is free.
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21. Canada is home to some acclaimed and award-winning chefs who continue to pioneer in fusion cuisine. One of them is Quentin Glabus.

Quentin is a Canadian Chef who specializes in Canadian Cuisine with Aboriginal influences or “Modern Indigenous Cuisine” Over the years he has had the privilege of being able to travel the world, learning, practicing and sharing his...
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"Anatomy of Violence" is Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s searing drama that looks at the horrific gang rape in a bus in New Delhi that stunned the world.

Soon premiering in Manila.
Water, directed by Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language film in 2007.

We’re proud to bring it to Manila again in a few weeks. Stay tuned for more info on how to get free tickets!

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20. Artists who seamlessly combine classical, traditional music, with powerful indigenous melodies, like Jeremy Dutcher.

Jeremy Dutcher is an emerging Toronto-based Composer and Vocal Artist. His music merges two worlds, that of the classical and traditional, with peratic power and tuneful melodies of his Wolastoq (Maliseet) Nation. Dutcher’s style is hard to...
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What we love about Canada? Award-winning women filmmakers, like Deepa Mehta.

Deepa Mehta is a transnational filmmaker whose work is celebrated on an international scale (including the Oscars). Her emotionally resonating, award-winning films have played every major film festival, and many remain audience favourites. She is best known for her Elemental Trilogy: Earth, Fire and Water. Other...
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