Who are we


Migrante Alberta was founded in August 2013 in Edmonton. It is affiliated with Migrante Canada, a national alliance of 20 Filipino migrants organization from BC to the Maritimes.


Migrante is a non-profit advocacy and self help organization. In Alberta, we address the immediate issues facing migrants and our compatriots. We provide assistance through referrals, advocate and campaign on migrants’ issues. We work closely with labour unions and community based organizations.

Campaign and Advocacy

We bring public attention to the plight of migrants and precarious workers through different avenues with the aim of getting broad public support and pro-migrant public awareness that has a vision for change.


Network and Lobbying

We continue to build relationships and broad network of advocates to promote strong support for all migrant workers. Our allies include labour unions, grassroots migrant organizations, women organizations and workers organizations. We also conduct dialogue and seek audience with concerned government agencies (both in Canada and in the Philippines) to discuss migrant policies and legislations.


International Solidarity

Through our umbrella organization, we uphold harmonious cooperation among migrant association around the world. Migrante is an active member of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA) as well as the International League of People’s Struggles (ILPS).


The Learning Centre (Edmonton)
Alberta Workers Association for Research and Education (AWARE) (Edmonton)

Climate Justice Edmonton

Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton

Association of Mexicans in Calgary

Calgary Social Workers for Social Justice

Women for Rights and Empowerment

Anakbayan Alberta

Migrante Executive Committee and staff

Dhon Mojica
Chairperson (on-leave)


Dhon is one of the founding members of Migrante Alberta. He was a temporary foreign workers and has gotten his permanent residency status in 2018.

Jay Zapata
Vice Chairperson


Jay is based in Calgary. He works for the Province of Alberta and have been active leader of Migrante in the City of Calgary

Ligaya Santos
Secretary General


Ligaya or as many of her friends call her Joy came to Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program. He is now a permanent resident and has reunited with her family. Joy was active in women's social justice movement in the Philippines.

Cynthia Palmaria


Cynthia came to Canada in 1987 after being separated from her parents for 10 years. She was active in the women's movement before becoming the finance officer of Migrante Alberta. She is based in Edmonton  

Novie Mae Sambat
Council Rep. for Migrante Canada


Novie is a social worker that works as a settlement councillor. She has been providing support to many newly arrived Filipinos in Edmonton.

Marco Luciano


Marco moved to Montreal from the Philippines in 1986. He was a student activist and a union organizer and educator before he moved to Alberta in 2013. He was also a co-founder the Canada-wide alliance Migrante Canada

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