Media | Report on Filipino youth goes to Ontario college, university ministry

A report about why Filipino youth are not completing university, in general, was submitted recently to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Titled “Promoting Post-Secondary Pathways Among Filipino Youth in Ontario,” it is a collaboration of York University, Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) and other community organization.

This report focuses only in Ontario, and is a part of the national Filipino Youth Transitions in Canada (FYTIC) project, which remains ongoing. It is authored by members of the FYTIC research team: Philip Kelly (Professor, Department of Geography), Jennilee Austria, Jeanette Chua, Conely de Leon (Doctoral Candidate, Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies), Enrico Esguerra, Alex Felipe (Master’s Candidate, Department of Geography), Mila Astorga Garcia, Allison Magpayo (Master’s Candidate, Department of Geography), Julia Mais, Christopher Sorio and Ernest Tupe.

The report analyzes the educational pathways followed by Filipino youth in Ontario. In general, the children of immigrants do well – graduating with university degrees and entering professional careers. The pattern is, however, varied across different immigrant communities.

The story was published in The Philippine Reporter on 9 May 2014 and is available at:

More information about the FYTIC project can be found here: