The primary aim of the organization is to commemorate the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898.

Kalayaan Filipino Cultural Organization (KFCO)

Aims to preserve and promote Filipino culture and heritage, to  propagate the practice and principles of good government, citizenship and to promote peace, unity and better understanding among association partners and affiliate members.     

OFFICERS 2020-2022

About Us

The Kalayaan Filipino Cultural Organization (KFCO) known simply as Kalayaan, used to be the umbrella organization of all Filipino groups in Mississauga and environs. It was created in February 1983 initiated by eight Filipino associations in Peel Region as they joined hands in celebrating the year’s Philippine Independence as one unified group, aiming towards a strong solidarity among Filipino-Canadians within the community.

It was registered as a non-profit organization on August 16, 1995. On July 11, 1998, Kalayaan went into high gear for the centennial Celebration held at Skydome (now Rogers Centre). It was an unprecedented success with a gathering of sixty-plus Filipino organizations, and some 30,000 attending the celebration, $120,000 net was realized from this event, and KFCO earmarked this amount for the purchase of a community centre.  A year later (1999), Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre (KCCC) started its operation.

The primary aim of KFCO is to commemorate the declaration of the Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898, thereby celebrating it with flying colours every 12th of June or before or after the actual date. This is the best time guests and members are in their best Filipiniana, barong and terno attires.


Upcoming Events

Filipiniana Night

Saturday, June 10, 2022 “Filipiniana Night” (KFCO Independence Day Gala 2022) Venue: Mississauga Grand Banquet & Event Centre (35 Brunel Road (Hurontario and 401)

Kabayan Saluhan

Saturday, June 26, 2022 “Kabayan Saluhan” (Independence Day Picnic), Mississauga Valley Park

 Philippine Festival Mississauga

Saturday, July 16 and Sunday July 17, 2022, Philippine Festival Mississauga, Mississauga Celebration Square

KFCO General Meeting

Sunday, November 13, 2022 @3PM KFCO Annual General Meeting, KCCC Media Room


KFCO AGM Minutes 2019

KFCO Code of Ethics 

Contact Us

Fely Castelo,  KFCO Chairman

Tel: (905) 601-9001

Lourdes Lachica, KFCO Business Manager

Tel: (647) 891-6896

Address:  5225 Orbitor Dr unit 3, Mississauga, ON L4W 5M6