STATEMENT ON THE INTRODUCTION
OF FILIPINO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
AT ALBERTA SCHOOLS STARTING 2020
The Philippine Consulate General in Calgary welcomes the recent announcement of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley that the Province of Alberta in Canada will offer Filipino language and culture to students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 beginning 2020. The expansion of the teaching of the Filipino curriculum at Alberta schools would open many opportunities to generate a deeper involvement of the Filipino community and ensure that generations of young Filipinos will continue to learn and appreciate their rich culture and unique identity. This move will be a source of pride to the Filipino community. It will inspire them to become more productive and responsible members of the Alberta community.
The Philippine Consulate General in Calgary encourages the Filipino community across Alberta to actively engage the local authorities regarding the introduction next year of the K-12 Filipino curriculum within the school districts where there are large Filipino student populations.