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The PCCF is committed to deliver the following programs and services.

Filipino Language and Culture Education

The PCCF, together with Alberta Education, Calgary Catholic School Board, Edmonton Catholic School Board, and Filipino Canadian Saranay Association of Edmonton and have developed a three year curriculum that allows students to learn Filipino language and culture. Accredited Filipino language and courses are being offered to high school students as optional subjects.

Non-accredited students are grouped according to age and knowledge of the Filipino language. Instruction time depends on the age level. An additional adult class is also provided for interested mature students. Classes are held at the Philippine Cultural centre on Sundays from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

Performing Arts
PCCF Calgary Performing Arts

The performers are students of the Filipino Language and Culture School. The students learn various Filipino folk dances, music, art and songs. The students also learn to play Philippine musical instruments (Rondalla).

Basic Computer Literacy for Seniors

The PCCF recognizes the need for Filipino seniors to stay connected with the recent technology. The course is designed for seniors with little or no experience in computer. The course is ten sessions, three hours per week.

Referral and Support Counselling Services

The PCCF refer individuals to appropriate community services and government agencies. Support counselling is also provided as needed.

Health and Wellness Education for Seniors

Remaining active and connected is important determinant for the health of seniors. To help the seniors with theme challenges, physical and recreational activities such as line and cultural folk dancing and Zumba are offered on a regular basis.

Sports and Recreation for Seniors & Youth
PCCF Calgary Golf

This program is to provide basic training for seniors and youth that have never played golf as sport. The duration of the program is 5 months during winter from November – March. Participants will learn:
• the basic gold swing and exercise
• gold etiquette and discipline
• hitting golf ball on the “tee” and on the fairway
• usage of different types of golf clubs

Workshops / Training
In response to the needs of Filipino families, educational workshops on various topics are conducted for youth, families and seniors.

Leadership Training for Youth ages 14-17
This training is aimed at equipping the youth with fundamental leadership principles to help them lead others, be leaders in their team, and be empowered to make decisions at their age level.

Young Leaders Course for Youth ages 18-28
This course provides the youth with knowledge of leadership principle and philosophy, problem solving, motivation, and decision making. The course is six-module training and is offered three hours per month.