Toronto – On Saturday November 28, 2015, two years after Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) slammed into the Philippines, Gawad Kalinga Philippines and Gawad Kalinga Canada (GKC) will deliver an impact and completion report on their mobilization of volunteers to the devastated areas to build GKC houses in villages in Palo, Leyte. 

The report will make evident how Gawad Kalinga Philippines and Gawad Kalinga Canada (GKC) have helped survivors of the typhoon that affected approximately 11 million people in several provinces in the Visayas region. It also acknowledges and honours major GKC donors and sponsors who generously provided donations to the rebuilding programs.  

Furthermore, there will be the launch of a tripartite partnership between GK Philippines, GK Canada and Cuso International. The organizations will work together to mobilize the Filipino diaspora and other non-traditional development actors in Canada and the Philippines to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth programs.  

Event: Typhoon Haiyan Update and GKC’s Sustainable Development Program
Date: Saturday November 28, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Location: One King West Hotel and Residence
1 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1A1 
(King Gallery Function Room)

About Gawad Kalinga Canada (GKC), is a Canadian registered charity formed in 2010 to alleviate poverty by the Filipino diaspora whose vision is to mobilize significant resources through partnerships and agency agreements with other organizations/agencies whose mission, vision is similar to GK Canada. Its premier project, the One Canada Project, aims to consolidate Canada-solicited resources to a few selected beneficiary communities at a time so that the delivery of benefits is not too thinly spread over too-many recipient communities. 

For further information, please contact: Alice Herrera: aliceherrera23@gmail.com, CP 647-408-2360) or  
Cheryl Cantonjos: cheryl.cantonjos@gmail.com, CP 647-962-0151) 

About Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, is a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty by restoring the dignity of the poor. It employs an integrated and holistic approach to empowerment with values-formation and leadership development at its core. Established in 2003, The Foundation currently works with over 2,000 communities.

About Cuso International – Improving Lives — Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization that works to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive lasting change. Established in 1961, Cuso International is a registered charity.