PATAC (Philippine Advancement Through Arts and Culture) is a federally registered network of allied organizations that believes that art is a potent instrument in reaching out and inspiring people to act and change their life and their world. Since 2007, it aims to promote an understanding of the current issues that people of Filipino origin face, to advocate and mobilize people to improve lives. With

Filipino Heritage Month

Our former president, Paulina Corpuz, was pivotal in pushing for the creation of Filipino Heritage Month. In 2018, it was a declared a federal holiday by the House Commons. Read more about Paulina’s efforts here.

Former PATAC President and Filipino Heritage Month Proponent Paulina Corpuz celebrates the first national Filipino Heritage Month in 2009

Former PATAC President Paulina Corpuz celebrates the first national Filipino Heritage Month by honouring journalist Marivel Taruc along with Noah Ng, Executive Assistant to MPP Vincent Ke, and Fatima Mualamm, Secretary of the Philippine Consul General (Christian Ryan Photography, 2019).

Youth are the Hope of the Nation / "Ang kabataaan ang pag-asa ng bayan"

PATAC has a rich history of working with Filipino youth and providing them with the foundation to flourish in the arts. Former PATAC youth today excel as filmmakers, musicians, actors, dancers, and more while honouring their identities and roots as Filipiino-Canadians.