1) About

Visit My Blog at this link: http://richgerochi.com/

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This website is private and accessible only  to Planning Committee Members of the proposed Association.

 Postings  in this website such as suggestions,  proposals,  and any other information are just to simulate and for brainstorming purposes only by members.  The Title, Objectives, suggestions, and other information in this website are  going to be  changed  later  after  everything is  finalized by the Planning Committee.    This website will  be  deleted,  or  replaced  when the Official Website of  the Association is available.

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Background Information:

There is a plan  to establish an Organization that will  unite the Filipino – Canadian Citizens residing in Ward 9, Downsview area.  The main objective is to  have a united  representation of  residents with Philippine Heritage in Downsview.   With regards  to this  plan a meeting was held in Councillor Maria Augemeri’s Office last  March 20, 2014.

Filipino Community Association

This Association  is still in the planning stage after the organizational meeting held in the Office of Councillor Maria Augimeri  on March 20, 2014.

The meeting was chaired  bv :

Beckey Cezar-Redublo   (416-317-2390   beckycesar@rogers.com).  

Click for address >>>>   Office Map Link . 

The following  Planning Committee Members  attended the first  meeting :

Click >>>>      HERE !

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The main supporter of the proposed Association is Councillor Maria Augimeri.

About Maria Augimeri:   (Details are also available in brochures).

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Maria Augimeri is the City of Toronto Councillor for Ward 9-York Centre, serving the Downsview community with passion and commitment since her first election as School Trustee in 1982.  She was elected to North York City Council in 1985; Metro Council in 1998, 1991 and 1994 and Toronto Council in 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2010.

Maria-NYCCCouncillor Augimeri is Chair of the North York Community Council and the Aerospace Action Partnership. She is the Vice-Chair of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. The Councillor is a member of the Toronto Transit Commission and was the Chair of the the York University, City of Toronto Track and Field Centre Committee.

As a published author, Councillor Augimeri’s passion for the written word was evident in her position as the first Chair of the City’s Language Equity and Literacy Working Group where she presided over the City’s historic Literacy Hearings. The Councillor was successful in building a new public library replete with computer lab to the Jane and Sheppard area.

Maria Augimeri is an Honours Graduate of English and Anthropology and a former instructor of Social Anthropology at York University. She is the author of three published works on the Italian-Canadian community. Ms. Augimeri’s poetry has also been published in Canada. Some of her books may be found in Toronto public libraries and the libraries of York University.

The Councillor’s commitment to local revitalization measures is evidenced through the many projects flourishing in the Downsview area. Wilson Avenue, in fact, was granted special redevelopment measures and beautification plans. Community partnerships have resulted in impressive murals in the Northwood Community Centre and along Wilson Avenue. The planting of trees along Keele St., Jane St., Wilson Ave. and Sheppard Ave. W.; the substantial beautification of City boulevards along these major thoroughfares; the enhancement of local parks and parkettes– these strategies all come together to make Downsview an attractive and appealing place to live.

Councillor Augimeri operates a Community Service Office where she meets with constituents on a weekly basis. She has held Property Tax Assessment Clinics for local residents and has handled thousands of property tax appeals throughout her 28 years in public office. Fairness and equity of property assessment has long been of primary interest to the Councillor, who has served as Vice-Chair of the City’s Assessment and Property Tax Task Force.

Maria-FamilyMs. Augimeri was born in Italy and immigrated to Toronto at the age of 2. She is married to former Downsview MPP Odoardo Di Santo. They have two children — Vittoria and William.

Councillor’s Current Committees, Agencies & Boards North York Community Council, Chair Affordable Housing Committee Community Development and Recreation Committee Committee of Revision Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Vice Chair Toronto Community Housing Corporation Toronto Transit Commission

Maria Augimeri is the Councillor for Ward 9, York Centre in the City of Toronto. She has served the Downsview community with dedication and enthusiasm since first elected in 1982 as School Trustee on the Board of Education.

Councillor Augimeri was elected to North York City Council in 1985; to Metro Council in 1998, 1991 and 1994; and to the newly-amalgamated City of Toronto Council in 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2010.

Councillor Augimeri recently chaired the North York Community Council and the Aerospace Action Partnership. She was the Vice-Chair of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. The Councillor was a member of the Toronto Transit Commission and was the Chair of the the York University, City of Toronto Track and Field Centre Committee.

As a published author, Councillor Augimeri’s passion for the written word was evident in her position as the first Chair of the City’s Language Equity and Literacy Working Group where she presided over the City’s historic Literacy Hearings. The Councillor was successful in building a new public library replete with computer lab to the Jane and Sheppard area.

Maria Augimeri is an Honours Graduate of English and Anthropology and a former instructor of Social Anthropology at York University. She is the author of three published works on the Italian-Canadian community. Ms. Augimeri’s poetry has also been published in Canada. Some of her books may be found in Toronto public libraries and the libraries of York University.

The Councillor’s commitment to local revitalization measures is evidenced through the many projects flourishing in the Downsview area. Wilson Avenue, in fact, was granted special redevelopment measures and beautification plans. Community partnerships have resulted in impressive murals in the Northwood Community Centre and along Wilson Avenue. The planting of trees along Keele St., Jane St., Wilson Ave. and Sheppard Ave. W.; the substantial beautification of City boulevards along these major thoroughfares; the enhancement of local parks and parkettes– these strategies all come together to make Downsview an attractive and appealing place to live.

Councillor Augimeri operates a Community Service Office where she meets with constituents on a weekly basis. She holds Property Tax Assessment Clinics for local residents and has handled thousands of property tax appeals throughout her 25 years in public office. Fairness and equity of property assessment has long been of primary interest to the Councillor, who has served as Vice-Chair of the City’s Assessment and Property Tax Task Force.

Ms. Augimeri was born in Italy and immigrated to Toronto at the age of 2. She is married to former Downsview MPP Odoardo Di Santo. They have two children — Vittoria and William.

Recent Committees, Agencies & Boards North York Community Council, Chair Community Development and Recreation Committee Budget Committee Toronto Transit Commission Aerospace Action Partnership, Chair Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Sub-Committee, Vice Chair Exhibition Place, Board of Governors Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Vice Chair Committee of Revision.

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