About Us

Adhika is the Tagalog word for goal, wish, or desire.  Our organization aims to assist community efforts to build and empower themselves so that they might live out their own goals, wishes and desires. We have been actively working in the Philippines and Canada since 1985.


Our mission is to raise awareness and understanding for the needs of communities in the Philippines, while engaging in activities that foster pride in Filipino culture and identity.

In Canada, we do this by:

  • Organizing activities that increase the awareness of Filipino-Canadian children and youth of their Filipino history, culture and heritage; and
  • Networking and building relationships with Filipino-Canadian groups to raise support and awareness for development issues in the Philippines.

In the Philippines, we do this by:

  • Supporting small, non-profit groups with a focus on assisting women and children in the areas of health and education.