March 16, 2020

Response to COVID-19

As a precaution in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), ANAK will be postponing our programs to protect the health of participants, volunteers, and loved ones. As youth we may not be the most susceptible to this illness, but we also don’t want to act as carriers to those who may not be as lucky. We are committed to following the advice of public health officials and programming will be rescheduled when we are informed that it is safe to do so.

As much as it is important to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it is also important to remember to remain positive. This pandemic has proven how interconnected we are, both locally and globally. This virus knows no race. We understand that our Filipino-Canadian community has become the target xenophobic ignorance. As an organization that fosters our hyphenated identity, as both Filipino and Canadian, we call on our fellow Winnipeggers to stand united with us to support one another and stem this tide of hatred. Together we can overcome this.

For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus), please go to the Province of Manitoba’s website at