Award Description

The Queer Filipino/a Community Service Award aims to mitigate the harmful effects of de-professionalization within the Filipino/a community in Canada, by recognizing the community work of an LGBTQ identified Filipino/a, or Filipino/a queer ally. This award celebrates an individual committed to helping Filipinos/as who are further marginalized because of their class status, gender identity, difference in ability, and/or sexuality. The recipient embodies the ideals of social justice, and demonstrates that despite our collective differences, we must nonetheless strive for more equitable conditions for those who are most marginalized in the Filipino/a community.



Applicants must be Filipino/a identified, and must have a history of working with Filipino/a communities marginalized because of either their class status, gender, sexuality, and/or difference in ability. 



The awardee will receive an honorarium of 250.00 (which may increase depending on available funds by the time of decision), a certificate of recognition, a letter of recommendation from Dr. Robert Diaz stating their exemplary work with the community, and acknowledgement during the closing of the art exhibit Visualizing the Intimate at Open Gallery (49 McCaul Street), on February 15, 2015.


Deadline Date

All applications must be received by February 13, 2015 to be eligible for this award.


How to Apply

Application may be submitted through the following ways:

1) Please fill out the application form online. 

2) Download this template in doc format. Fill it out, and submit to