The Filipino Canadian Social Workers, Social Service Workers, and Community Workers Network (shorthand: Filipino Canadian Social and Community Worker Network; FCSCWN) was established in 2017 coinciding with the annual conference for the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) in Toronto, Ontario. We are a grassroots, voluntary group and professional network of Filipino/a/x-Canadian within social services, loosely organized across various cities, with the strongest networks and mobilizations in Toronto and Calgary. We mostly organize through word of mouth, social media, and email. We have organized in-person, online, and hybrid events. Over a series of in-person meetings, a group of members in Toronto drafted the following mission, vision, and values to guide this network’s early development.

Our Mission

Advocate and bring a spotlight on issues affecting Filipino/a/x-Canadian communities.

Develop a collaborative network of Filipino/a/x-Canadian social service professionals.

Provide a space for mentorship, professional development, and capacity building.

Our Vision

Effect transformative change in the Filipino/a/x-Canadian communities.

Increase visibility and representation of Filipino/a/x-Canadians in Canadian society.

Our Values

Anti-oppression Practice

Open Communication