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Kababayan Community Centre Multicultural Services
KCC Multicultural Services Annual Report 2009-2010
It gives me great honour to deliver a message of success and
triumph on the past fiscal year for Kababayan Community
Service Centre. The programs and activities the agency
spearheaded under this period truly contributed to a
productive and enriched history.
The centre along with its associated community groups, had
provided help to many of our men and women through
counselling, mentoring and guidance. It is in this network that
members of the community from various backgrounds
became recipients of assistance that enable them to assimilate
and generate productivity and direction. Even in an uncertain
economy and after three decades and some, Kababayan
Community Centre continues to make a difference with the
unwavering support of the government of Canada.
On behalf of my fellow members of the board of directors, I
would like to congratulate Kababayan Community Centre for
once again concluding yet another fulfilling year. We are
proud to be part of such a dedicated team of staff and
volunteers who selflessly work beyond requirement to provide
the best quality of service clients could get.
Indeed, there is always hope and optimism for the future in
knowing that an agency such as KCC will be ready to aid at the
moment need. We look forward to another year of passionate
service for the community.
JELBERT REAL, P. ENG., C.E.T.
Board of Directors
Kababayan Community Centre
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
I am pleased to present Kababayan Community Centre’s
annual report for the fiscal year 2008-2009 to our board of
directors, funders, colleagues, friends and constituents. It is a
privilege to provide you all a retrospect of the year that had
passed which is one of growth, progress and great
enthusiasm for community service. One of the highlights of
the period was the retrofitting of the centre’s facilities
allowing separate rooms for each staff member that ensured
privacy in counselling and information exchange. The
renovation also included the acquisition of two additional
rooms and at present, Kababayan Community Centre
currently occupies the whole southeast wing of the 1313
Queen Street West building, also known as Parkdale Arts
In the year we are reporting, additional funding was also
generated for a new role in the agency in the position of the
finance and administrative manager, to respond to the
accountability and governance responsibilities of the centre.
It is also with pride that we announce that FY 2008-2009 also
saw the careful preparation of the three-year 2009-2011
Strategic Plan through the expertise and generous
consulting support services of the Management Advisory
The past fiscal year also consistently strengthened our
existing ties with other organizations through sustaining
joint programs as well as creating new partnerships and
activities that enriched the centre’s services to its clientele.
In total, the revenue received by Kababayan Community
Centre through the support of the federal, provincial and
municipal government and fundraising efforts was
$427,755.00. With much respect and honour, we thank and
recognize these levels of government for their continuous
support and assistance.
Finally, in keeping up with the ever-changing needs of clients
but primarily to reflect the various services that the centre
provides to the public, Kababayan Community Centre moved
towards rebranding in FY 2008-2009. Under the brand KCC
Multicultural Services, the agency hopes to reach out and help
more clients who are in search of community support.
Truly, the year was a very productive one. I would like to
extend our sincere appreciation to our staff for their
commitment, professionalism and passion for the quality of
service provided to our clients. Their dedication produced
innovative services responsive to the needs of clients and
surpassing the required targets as proposed to our funders.
Much appreciation is also given to the centre’s volunteers
who generously give their time and efforts to assist the staff
in programs and activities.
As we head off to face more challenges in servicing our
growing multicultural clientele, we once again renew our
commitment to fulfill their calls and requirements in full
support of community service with vigorous spirit towards
another succesful year.
FLORDELIZ M. DANDAL
Community Social Support Programs
The program works to support vulnerable, high-risk members of the Filipino Community. Program activities include: a Filipino youth group providing leadership development, tutorial support, cultural and intergenerational support; peer support, counselling,violence-prevention workshops and network for women; mutual peer support and education for seniors. Centre provides afterschool programs for Jean Vanier and St. Margaret Catholic Schools.
Women’s Program Support group session on economic pursuits & well-being – 10 Sessions/47
Legal Assistance with Parkdale Legal Services – 1 Session/4 Participants
Organizational Teambuilding and Planning Session – 1 Session/35 Participants
International Women’s Day Forum Caregiver’s Support Network Monthly Support Group Session – 12
Youth Program Peer Support and Information Session – 9 Sessions/395 Participants
Discussion on Cultural Struggles & Adaptation – 2 Sessions/62 Participants
Recreational Activities (Skating & Bowling) – 2 Sessions/44 Participants
Discussion on Healthy Relationships– 2 Sessions/25 Participants
Managing Change and Transition – 1 Session/23 Participants
How to Ace a Test – 2 Sessions/30
Seniors’ Program Peer Support and Networking – 9 Sessions/322 Participants
Honouring Senior Parents – 2 Sessions/99 Participants
Holiday Celebration – 1 Session/48
For more information and community support services call Kababayan Community Centre
1313 Queen St. West, Toronto, 416-532-3888