2020 Highlights

YEP Christmas Medley

Merry Christmas from the YEP family to yours!

Lyrics and Guitar chords from mentor: Jillian Sudayan
Guitar: Nicolo Sari
Video edit by: Jomarie Anza

Songs: We do not own any of these songs Sanay Ngayong Pasko – Ariel Rivera Ngayong Pasko Magniningning ang Pilipino – Toni Gonzaga/Gary Valenciano Star Ng Pasko – Marcus Davis/Robert Labayan/Amber Davis

The Leads Played Among Us

Thank you

This is a video recorded and edited by our youth leads to say thank you to our front-liners, necessary workers, to our family, and to anyone risking their lives to maintain a functioning and working society. Thank you, to those that stay at home during this time and for following the safety guidelines. We encourage those who have not been practicing social distancing to start doing so, we are fighting this pandemic together, as a society and as a community.

2019 Highlights

YEP 2019 - Culminating

The Culminating Event was a way to say thank you to YEP’s amazing mentors for their continuous support of the Youth Empowerment Program, and for going above and beyond in creating meaningful relationships with our YEP youth. Featured during the YEP Culminating Event! Filmed, edited and directed by one of YEP’s amazing mentors, Jomarie Anza.

YEP Montage

Featured during Youth Day of Fiesta Filipino 2019 we present the YEP Montage, created and directed by one of YEP’s amazing mentors, Jomarie Anza.

YEP Amazing Race Teaser 2019

We are finally wrapping up our Kwentuhan series! Salamat to all the organizers, volunteers, participants, and of course Gov. of Alberta for funding this project.
May these important conversations and discussions continue in our community.
Mabuhay tayong lahat! @fiestafilipinoyyc

Salamat to everyone who made this year fruitful. Wishing you all a safe and blessed 2022! ...

The purpose of the Kwentuhan Series was to create spaces for engagement with the Filipino/a/x community through conversations and storytelling on how to address racism. There has been a need within our community to respond to anti-blackness and racist issues happening within and outside of our community.

Thank you to the government of Alberta for funding this project. Thank you to all the PFCA Board of Directors, Council members, YEP leads, and volunteers who made this project possible! @fiestafilipinoyyc

Go here for the video

Check it out on our bio as well!

YEP is finally wrapping up its AWAKENING VOICES- breaking stigmas and strengthening wellness project!

This has been a huge milestone for us, as this is our first project that was fully youth led, from writing the grant to writing the final report. Some of our proudest achievements through this project is producing a book, producing our very first virtual showcase, and engaging 2nd and 3rd generation Filipino/a/x (both participants and mentors!)

Mental health continues to be an important issue in our community, especially now more than ever given the pandemic. We are hopeful that conversations and discussions continue beyond this project.

Here's a video that captures the story of this project and the key people and organizations that made it possible. We are so thankful to all of you! Maraming salamat po at manigong bagong taon!


UPDATE: We have moved our Palaro at Kwentuhan event to December 4!

Join us for a sports fest and story sharing on anti-racism and discrimination.

Due to current pandemic restriction, spots are limited. Please DM us for the link to register while spots are available!

Salamat to our YEP stage performers @homoiswheretheheartis69 @canvasisme @marnellisophia. We appreciate you sharing your talent and time with us, even with the very short notice. It was such a privilege to have you! Salamat and till next time! #fiestafilipinoyyc #yepyyc ...

Salamat so much to ate @flipappeal (customizable lunch bags) and Marina (face painting)for adding happiness to this years’ Fiesta Filipino- YEP zone! Your contribution and support means so much to all of us! @fiestafilipinoyyc #yepyyc ...

@apothecaryyyc @tedxyyc thank you for the goodies! 🤩 join us today @fiestafilipinoyyc and get a chance to receive your free goodie bags 🥳 ...

Have your talents been kept in the shadows?
Did you practice your karaoke skills during the pandemic? If so join us on the Fiesta stage 🤩

Send us a DM or an email on with a video of what you are planning to perform attached!

Last day to submit is on August 23rd at 1PM

Those selected by the judgement of YEP lead's will be contacted. Thank you to those that will join

#yepyyc #youthempowermentprogram
#youthtalentshow #yyctalents
#fiestafilipino2021 #yeptalents

Introducing… The Amazing Race In partnership with Fiesta Filipino, the Amazing Race is our NEWEST addition to this year’s YEP zone! Relive the nostalgic moments of your childhood and enjoy Filipino games with your kababayans! Come join us for more fun during Fiesta Filipino on August 30 to September 1 at Olympic Plaza!! Huge shoutout to our amazing sponsors! Arts Commons, Calgary Arts Development, Alma Armada & Company LTD, Max’s Restaurant, Chopstix, Barrio Restaurant, Pacific Hut, and Adobo Experience. A warm thank you to the amazing Jomarie Anza for mentoring the youth, and helping create this masterpiece.