Philippine Legacy and Cultural Alliance (PLACA) is an Ontario-registered non-for-profit organization founded in 2019 by a group of cultural-minded individuals, entrepreneurs, artists, and community advocates.
PLACA is proud of its passionate volunteer base and committed community partners. It constantly creates meaningful ways to engage members of the community to work well together and impress upon fairness, recognition and inclusivity.
PLACA has launched projects such as the Government of Ontario-funded and highly successful virtual event All For One (AFO)
in 2020 and 2021. In partnership with TFC (The Filipino Channel), AFO was a response to the government’s call for activities that supported communities amidst the pandemic lockdowns.
In 2021, PLACA also launched the documentary series that highlighted successful Filipinos in Ontario, Making It In Canada. In partnership with TFC (The Filipino Channel), it reached a customer base of 2.5 million worldwide and ran until Q1 of 2022. This was part of the Filipinos Making Waves digital event series that was funded by the Government of Ontario and featured a cooking show, online radio featuring Filipino music through the years, a drama anthology podcast and a talk show meant for the community to reconnect and be entertained.
PLACA also spearheaded a barrier-free pop-up vaccine clinic for anyone with no OHIP or health cards to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and helped support the government’s efforts toward a safer and healthier community.