April 1, 2014

ANAK Liwayway Scholarship 2014

ANAK is pleased to present its eighth annual “Liwayway Scholarship for Leadership Excellence” to Filipino-Canadian students in Grade 12, who demonstrate a commitment to preserving and promoting Philippine heritage. One (1) scholarship of $300 will be awarded in June 2014.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must:
·         Provide official school transcripts demonstrating a B (70% or 3.0) grade point average or better in three 40S courses (including English)
·         Complete a 500 word (2 pages double-spaced) typed essay in response to the question,
“What does it mean to be a Global Filipino?”
                     with reference to one of the following articles:

o   Fazon, Rita Angela J.  “When 'Papa' left for good.” Pinoy Worldwide – Philstar.com. http://www.philstar.com/pinoyworldwide/borderless-pinoys/2011/06/25/699456/when-papa-left-good (accessed April 1, 2014).
o   Astudillo, Rene. “'Miss World' Birthers.” Positively Filipino | Online Magazine for Filipinos in the Diaspora. http://positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/miss-world-birthers (accessed April 1, 2014).
o   Manzanilla, Johsa. “Reclaiming identity and resistance: Our struggle against colonial assimilation, dominance and White privilege.” Pilipino Express. http://pilipino-express.ca/features-sp-1157189368/anak/2333-reclaiming-identity.html (accessed April 1, 2014)

Successful applicants are subject to an interview process in May 2014

Click to download the scholarship application.

March 23, 2014

ANAK is an ABS-CBN Bayaning Pilipino Award finalist!

ANAK members and volunteer mentors with Albert Mendoza (third from left) of
ABS-CBN Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards
ANAK is honoured to be a finalist for the ABS-CBN Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Global Bayaning Pilipino Award! It is one of 2 Canadian organizations (and 9 organizations from the United States) to make the cut. The group hosted Mr. Albert Mendoza of the Ugat Foundation and ABS-CBN this past weekend in Winnipeg to introduce ANAK's work in the community.

The Global Pilipino award is awarded to organizations/individuals who demonstrate:
  1. Measurable impact: scope and number of beneficiaries with known effective results;
  2. Highlight the value of unity/PAGKAKAISA
  3. Focused on service and/or an issue (poverty, health, education, etc) as felt either in your respective country or in the Philippines;
  4. Transcend regionalism/parochialism;
  5. Participatory/people-oriented leadership;
  6. Promote Filipino values and culture and Filipino heritage. 
The award gala will take place in San Francisco, California in April.

March 15, 2014

ANAK at 2014 National Metropolis Conference (Gatineau)

ANAK's Darlyne Bautista with fellow panelists Alex Felipe, Kathleen Burr, and Dr. Philip Kelly
alongside Pamela Golah of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
The National Metropolis Conference is an annual forum for researchers, policy makers, representatives from community and settlement organizations to get together to share and exchange knowledge and experience in the field of immigration and settlement. This year, the 16th National Metropolis Conference was held from March 12 to 15, 2014 in Gatineau, Quebec.

The conference entitled, "Partnering for Success: Facilitating Integration and Inclusion" focused on future immigration trends and policies and the challenges and opportunities that they create for Canadian society. The conference included plenary panels with distinguished speakers and workshop and roundtable sessions on a wide variety of topics related to immigration and diversity.

ANAK's Darlyne Bautista presented Winnipeg findings from the Filipino Youth Transitions in Canada project as part of the panel examining the educational and labour market outcomes of Filipino youth in diverse urban settings across Canada.