Babae is a non-profit women’s organization committed to nurture and empower Filipina-Canadian women.
Babae supports Filipina-Canadian women to successfully integrate into diverse backgrounds and become leaders.
In support of its mission, Babae will:
Foster a leadership and collaborative role with other organizations to promote and develop skills of Filipina-Canadian women;
Help Filipina-Canadian women deal with issues such as settlement, health, family conflict, parenting, mental health and others;
Provide means for disseminating information using modern technology;
Build partnership, collaborate and liaise with various government agencies and private organizations regarding issues affecting Filipina-Canadian women and their families.
In 2003, BABAE was born out of 6 Filipino women’s passion for service and community engagement. Their vision was courageous and inspirational: to empower marginalized and racialized women to boldly step out of stereotypes and aim to reach their highest potential to become valuable contributors to society. The organization has helped thousands of new migrants overcome their challenges and navigate the intricacies of settling in Alberta. What started as a social support group for newly migrated live-in caregivers has grown into a robust non-profit organization that aims to facilitate integration of new migrants into Canadian society.
Through effective collaboration and networking, BABAE developed key partnerships with government agencies and various ethno-cultural groups, working together to nurture strong ties and cooperation for a truly multicultural community.