Who We Are

Who We Are

The Philippine Women Centre of BC (PWC-BC) is a non-profit community based organization that advances Filipino Canadian women’s equality, human rights and development towards genuine women’s liberation. Initially founded by a group of domestic workers through their self-organization, women were able to address their common issues and struggles as Filipino women in Canada. Through community education, organization and mobilization, PWC-BC was instrumental in the formation of UKPC/FCYA, a progressive Filipino Canadian youth organization, and SIKLAB, a Filipino workers organization.

Through community-based research and advocacy, we educate, organize and mobilize Filipino Canadian women to build an empowered community. We see our community-building work as part of the broader struggle for a just and genuine settlement and integration in Canadian society, and for our full participation and entitlement as part of the working class.

Along with our sister organizations across Canada, PWC-BC is part of the National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada (NAPWC). Also, we are now part of a national network under the Congress of Progressive Filipino Canadians (CPFC).

Click here to read CPFC’s declaration, “Creating and Nurturing a New Path for the Progressive Filipino-Canadian Community”.

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