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GKC welcomes President Aquino to Canada

May 12, 2015 - Tuesday
GK Canada joined the Filipino-Canadian community in Toronto in welcoming President Aquino during his first State visit to Canada on May 7-9, 2015, on the invitation of Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Go here for more information on the successful State visit of President Aquino. 
The Filipino-Canadian community reception at Roy Thomson Hall in 60 Simcoe St., Toronto was organized by the Office of Prime Minister Harper and facilitated by the Philippine Consulate Office through Ambassador Junever Mahilum West who is now based in Jordan. 
Filipino-Canadian Senator Tobias Enverga was emcee at the event. Minister Jason Kenny of the Ministry of Multiculturalism and Ministry of Defense, and Minister Joe Oliver of the Ministry of Finance also joined the Filipino-Canadian community reception.*
Senator Tobias Enverga with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Benigno Aquino III.
(Photo courtesy of Sen. Enverga’s Facebook page).*

115 GKC-Funded Build To Be Completed In June, 2015

February 09, 2015 - Monday

Gawad Kalinga Canada wishes to thank its donors for its continued support. Your compassion is helping GK realize its vision to end poverty for 5 million Filipino families in 2024. Your donations are now funding the construction of 115 houses for poor families in different provinces in the Philippines including Leyte and Davao which have been impacted by typhoons Haiyan and Pablo. These housing projects are expected to be completed this year.

Your donations are also funding a food livelihood processing program in Los Banos, Laguna and the provision of potable water and a community store in GK Sea Breeze, in Misamis Oriental. The livelihood program was 95% complete as of Jan. 15, 2015. Meanwhile, the potable water and community store projects are set to be completed in April, this year.

The following is a breakdown of the different housing projects targeted for completion this year.  Some of the sites have a brief overview and photos.  You can view them by clicking on the name of the build site.

6 homes and septic tanks GK Maguikay and GK San Miguel,   
  Mandaue Cebu  March 15, 2015
40 houses & village markers  GK Canmamotong, Palo, Leyte June 30, 2015
60 houses & village markers GK Isabel, Isabel, Leyte   June 30, 2015
6 houses  GK Saladmaster, Pototan, Iloilo  Feb. 15, 2015
3 houses GK Cateel, Cateel, Davao Oriental  May 30, 2015

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Thank You For Giving!

January 29, 2015 - Thursday

Thank you for giving!

You made a GREAT difference.

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Your generosity has helped in the realization of various GKC projects in the Philippines. Your compassion has hastened the rehabilitation and rebuilding process of the lives of those impacted by typhoon Haiyan. On behalf of the Filipino people whose lives you’ve touched in the most positive and beautiful ways, we are expressing our sincerest gratitude.  read more

Gawad Kalinga Canada raises $365,500 for Haiyan survivors

April 19, 2014 - Saturday

Gawad Kalinga Canada has raised $365,000 from the fundraising campaigns it has initiated and held in partnership with businesses and other organizations to help rebuild the lives of the survivors of typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm on record which hit Central Visayas, Philippines on Nov. 8, last year.

According to GKC vice chairman Jose Querubin the amount also includes pledges and individual donations made to GKC.

Plans are now underway for  77 homes that will be built in the towns of Palo and Isabel, in Leyte province, from the initial $340,000 donations raised. Donations amounting to $25,500 turned over during the GKC Donor Appreciation event today will be allocated to the construction of more homes in the province. read more

UPVTC86 partners with GKC in fundraising drive to build 20 houses

April 13, 2014 - Sunday

The University of the Philippines Visayas -Tacloban College ‘86, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga Canada and GK Philippines, is holding a fundraising drive to build a GK Village comprising 20 houses for the survivors of typhoon Haiyan in Central Visayas, Philippines.

UPVTC86 is appealing to the generosity of those who have something to spare to help in the realization of the project. Donations will go to the purchase of construction materials that will cost Cdn$3,500 for each house. For its part, GK Philippines will provide the sweat equity needed for the construction as well as the properties in Leyte City, Tacloban where the houses will be built.

UPVTC86 aims to help Haiyan survivors beyond “buckets and blankets,” empower them to rebuild their lives and participate in government efforts in decision-making and planning for disaster management and risk reduction. 

The latest report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council showed that about PhP19.5 billion (US$439.1 million) worth of infrastructure and PhP20.2 billion (US$454.9 million) worth of crops and agricultural equipment were destroyed when the super typhoon slammed the Visayas on Nov. 8, last year. The death toll was reported at 6,201, with 28,626 reported injured and 2000 still missing. Meanwhile, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reported that 4 million people have been displaced from their homes while thousands remain homeless.

Donations of $20 or more made to GKC for this project will be issued charitable receipts on the fourth week of January, 2015. The UPVTC86 and GKC partnership is consistent with the GKC mandate to help build permanent shelters in the Philippines for those in dire need. GKC is supporting the rehabilitation, relocation and reconstruction efforts of GK Philippines for typhoon Haiyan survivors.

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