In consultation with State Councils, the FILCCA Executive have formally postponed the National Conference until October 2021 in response to the current economic climate, travel restrictions, and the immediate challenge of supporting Filipinos in Australia through recovery from the pandemic.
“Our priority has to be supporting Filipinos and the wider Australian community recover from the impact of COVID-19 and prioritising the health, wellbeing and economic participation of our community”, said FILCCA President Carmen Garcia
The 16th National Conference will now be held on 15-17th October 2021 in Adelaide, South Australia, where we hope we can further showcase the resilience of our community and our collective impact in contributing to the social and economic recovery from COVID-19.
2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of FILCCA and the Executive will continue to work with State Councils in commemorating this important event achieved at the hands of the tireless efforts of community leaders and volunteers.
“We have a responsibility to recognise all of the community leaders, volunteers and friends of the Filipino community who have played an integral role in advancing the needs and interests of our community – those who have and continue to drive the social and economic prosperity for all in Australia. We will find a way to ensure this important milestone in FILCCA’s history is celebrated,” Garcia shares.
Further, due to these developments, the current FILCCA Executive term has been extended until October 2021 where an election will be held at the National Conference in Adelaide.
We hope that by holding the conference in 2021, we will be able to ensure the participation and inclusion of as many Filipinos and our supporters who understandably face many other priorities and responsibilities at the present time.