The Mabuhay House Society will receive $250,000 for planning andpublic engagement about the development of a provincial cultural to celebrate the Filipino community in B.C.
Mabuhay House Society is a not–for–profit organization established to lead planning and community engagement for a provincial Filipino cultural centre.
Racism Initiatives. “It’s been a long–standing desire to have a physical space for the Filipino community to come together and celebrate culture and heritage. This is an important first step towards creating a community space that gives the Filipino community a place to call home.”
Public engagement among the Filipino community is expected to begin this summer.
“Public engagement is a crucial first step in establishing a cultural centre that highlights the contributions of the Filipino community in
B.C.,” said James Infante, co–chair and board member, Mabuhay House Society. “Our society is a strong voice for this key project and this funding underscores the B.C. government’s commitment to bringing this important centre into existence.”
more equitable. In 2022, in partnership with Indigenous Peoples and racialized communities, government introduced the Anti–Racism
Data Act to safely collect race–based data and identify where systemic racism is creating barriers. (news.gov.bc.ca)