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About the PCCT

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) was formed in 1991 as a result of the joint effort of the Philippine Consulate General of Toronto and various Filipino community leaders who wanted to promote business growth and community development.  The Chamber represents Filipino-Canadian businesses in various industries in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada.  It is a private, not-for-profit volunteer-driven business organization.

New Board of Directors for 2023-2024

Presenting the new Officers and Board of Directors of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) for the term 2023-2024. 

Officers: Von Canton (President), Philip Beloso (VP Trade & Government Relations), Kim Villafuerte (VP Membership), Christine Santos (VP Public Relations), Lilac Caña (Secretary), Steve Pagao (Treasurer), and Rainier Macandog (Auditor)

Directors: Bernard Garcia, Cora dela Cruz, Julian Baricuatro, Cory Coutts, Jennifer Uy, Gizele Mirasol, Robeco Clarete, and Beethoven Crasco

Our Mandate

Leading Businesses

Providing businesses with access to resources and services that will help them transform and be competitive.

Leading Entrepreneurs

Offering business owners opportunities to network and the relevant tools and training to sharpen their skills.

Leading Communities

Advocating for policies that allow business to thrive and have a positive impact in society.

Vision-Mission

PCCT’s vision is to be the voice of the Filipino-Canadian business community.  Our mission is to encourage and promote bilateral economic ties between Canada and the Philippines and bring together people who share a strong common interest in building their businesses locally as well as internationally.

The mandate of the Chamber is carried out by the elected Board of Directors, comprising of fifteen (15) directors of which six (6) directors are officers: the President, three Vice Presidents, Secretary, a Treasurer, and an Auditor. The board meets regularly each month to plan, direct and implement the year’s activities.

Several committees are formed to coordinate regular activities related to Membership, Education and Training, Special Projects and Events, Public and Government Relations, and more.

“Instead of freaking out about these constraints, embrace them. Let them guide you. Constraints drive innovation and force focus. Instead of trying to remove them, use them to your advantage.”

Frequently asked questions

A Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade is a non-profit, action oriented organization designed to meet the needs of its business members and the community. It is a voluntary organization of progressive individuals and businesses that work together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial, and civic interests of a community.

 

The Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst — a common vehicle mobilizing enlightened members from all segments of the business community to work together for the common good of the total community. With the aim of achieving economic success, staff, volunteers and business people strive to keep their area’s economic conditions at a level where businesses and residents willingly and enthusiastically risk their capital in their community in the hope of making a profit. Everything else the Chamber does – events, mixers, fundraisers, and meetings – is a means to an end.

A Board of Directors, volunteers elected by Chamber members, sets the policies and goals of the organization. It is the responsibility of the Board and the membership to ensure these policies and goals are met.

The major benefit of membership is the Chamber of Commerce acts as the unified voice to the areas of businesses, including industry and professional firms. Chambers of Commerce also provide their members with value-added programs available only to members (i.e., comprehensive group insurance and shipping discounts, to name a few). The savings from these programs often offset the cost of membership. Strong membership involvement in its activities will increase the impact and effectiveness of the organization. Chamber of Commerce membership is an investment in the present and future of the individual’s and the community’s welfare.

If you have further inquiries regarding membership, please contact the PCCT via email at membership@pcctoronto.com or phone at +1 (905) 781-6165

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