Alberta Celebrates First Philippine Heritage Month
Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sarah Hoffman has proclaimed June as Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta. The Government of Alberta is proud to recognize and celebrate the tremendous contributions of generations of Filipinos to the province’s faith, civic, and cultural communities by designating June of each year as Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta. According to Statistics Canada, Alberta is home to 175,130 Filipinos, making up 4.3 per cent of its population and the second-largest Filipino population in Canada. Calgary is home to the fourth largest Filipino community in Canada, and Edmonton has a growing population of 64,275 Filipinos. Tagalog is the second-most spoken non-official language in Alberta.