Virtual Gatherings

Celebrate our new direction with us!

After five years, we're building upon our mission to create livelihood for Filipino artisans and empower Filipinos in the diaspora to reconnect with our heritage.

Learn more about our evolution as Cambio & Co. here.

To celebrate our new direction, we're hosting a series of online events to gather the Filipino community and celebrate our unique stories.

We hope you'll join us!

Kwentuhan With Cambio: A Series Of Conversations

June is Filipino Heritage Month in Canada! Throughout the month, we're  hosting our Kwentuhan Storytelling Series, intimate conversations over (virtual) drinks about Filipino fashion, beauty, and culture from designers, brands, and leaders in our community. 

June 10th @ 8PM (EST): RECONNECTION 

A conversation on reconnecting with our roots as Filipinos in the diaspora featuring Jovie Galit, founder of Pinay Collection.

Registration is open. Click here to register on Eventbrite.

 

What does healing and reconnection look like for us as Filipinos in the diaspora? In this intimate conversation, Cambio & Co.’s co-founder Gelaine Santiago speaks with Pinay Collection’s Jovie Galit. Jovie will speak about her immigration journey from Philippines to Canada, how she found reconnection through community, and how Pinays can reclaim our heritage through our words.

About Jovie Galit

Jovie is a Filipina Immigrant from Nueva Ecija who arrived in Canada in July 2011. Jovie’s immigration journey moulded the person that she is today and the person that she is for her community. Jovie is the founder of Pinya Letters, a Modern Calligraphy business based in Toronto. Her work with the Filipino language has been focused on reclaiming Tagalog pejorative words through the art of hand lettering. She also recently founded Pinay Collection - a merch line that celebrates and reclaims Filipina/x heritage and identity. Outside of her artistic role, Jovie is a trained Social Services professional and leads a team of Settlement Workers in Toronto, where she develops and facilitates workshops for Filipino youth and families exploring belonging, identity, community, and many more.

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

June 17th @ 8:30PM (EST): ARTISTRY

A conversation on preserving Philippine artistry, creating livelihood, and celebrating heritage featuring Christine Tiu, co-founder of AMAMI.

Registration is open. Click here to register on Eventbrite.

Why is it important to preserve craftsmanship? What do we gain by preserving centuries-old traditions and art forms, and what could we lose if we don’t fight for them? These are some of the questions our co-founders Gelaine Santiago and Jerome Gagnon-Voyer will be discussing alongside AMAMI’s Christine Tiu. Christine will share AMAMI’s story of working alongside Filipino plateros (silversmiths) to preserve the pre-colonial craft of gold filigree and how AMAMI blends tradition with modernity to create something that’s uniquely ours.

About Christine Tiu

Christine Tiu is the co-founder of AMAMI, a social enterprise which aims to revive endangered Philippine jewelry traditions while providing sustainable livelihood and empowering Filipino artisans. She is passionate about social justice, entrepreneurship and women’s rights.

Born and raised in Manila, Christine spent several weekends volunteering for marginalized groups - from orphaned and chronically ill children, prisoners, indigenous groups, survivors of sexual abuse, and the urban poor. At age 16, she was elected as the Youth Council Chairperson at her local government. Her exposure to various social realities at a young age moved her to co-found the first campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity Philippines, as well as an award-winning social enterprise providing alternative livelihood for women in fishing communities through fashion. Christine has worked for both for-profit and non-profit organizations such as Mondelēz, CNN, Ashoka, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

June 24th @ 8PM (EST): SELF-LOVE

A conversation about body positivity, colorism, and redefining Filipina beauty featuring Erianne Salazar, empowerment advocate and creator of Pretty Positive.

Registration is opening June 15th. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram to get updates.

June 29th @ 8PM (EST): IDENTITY

A conversation on Indigenous identity, Filipino multiculturalism, and how fashion can bring us together. Featuring Victor Baguilat Jr., founder of Kandama Collective.

Registration is opening June 15th. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram to get updates.

Past Events

A Virtual Writing Workshop Exploring Filipino Identity

There's a story only you can tell. Are you ready to write it?

To celebrate Cambio & Co.'s new website and expanded mission, we're inviting you to join our Co-founder Gelaine Santiago and our Community Storyteller Nikki Bautista for a virtual writing workshop! Together we'll explore our evolving relationships with our bodies, our families, our culture, and ourselves as Filipinos in the diaspora.

Whether you're a first-time writer or a life-long wordsmith, all are welcome here. Pay what you can, we'll be donating proceeds entirely to Kapit Mindanao towards much needed COVID-19 relief efforts in Mindanao region 💖 We hope to write with you!

Series Premiere: Dual Citizen Series And A Live Q&A With Our Co-Founder

Date: Thursday May 21st at 6PM (EST)

Dual Citizen Series dropped their latest episode featuring Cambio & Co. and our co-founder Gelaine Santiago!

Dual Citizen is a documentary series exploring eureka moments in the Filipinx diaspora. Watch the episode on their website now!