The Filipino-Canadian community in Winnipeg is growing. Filipino-Canadian children represent a multitude of perspectives: as newcomers from the Philippines, as children of Overseas Foreign Workers, as ‘Canadian-born’ Filipinos (second or third generation Canadians), and as bi/multi-racial children.
Each child grows to find their own identity in differing ways. ANAK Filipiniana and Books wants to support teachers and librarians to create positive and inclusive classrooms.
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Students compare education in the Philippines and Canada
ANAK Short Film Project by Leron Leron Sinta Group
Incorporating the Filipino-Canadian experience in the Classroom
Follow this little Filipina girl as she investigates ‘Where is Winnipeg’, a place she has never heard of.
For students in grades 1 to 3, Where is Winnipeg encourages students to think about the complexities of immigration and why families move from one part of the world to another.
Overseas Foreign Workers and Family Separation
Family separation in the Philippines is sadly, an increasing phenomenon. Each day thousands of Filipinos leave the country to fulfill work contracts in places all over the world. These contracts can last from months to decades with a few short visits home in between. For some Filipino-Canadian families, life in Winnipeg may represent their first experience to be reunited permanently as a family.
May Higante sa Aming Bahay for students in grades 3 to 5 shares the experience of family separation and the necessity of overseas employment in the Philippines.
Lesson Plans (Coming Soon)