“Progressive” meaning innovating through harnessing the systems currently in-place, tapping into cultural knowledge, and maximizing use of human, natural, and material resources at-hand and through donorship.
“Assistance” defined as providing comprehensive assistance, based on the a three-pronged approach, for vital individual and community-based needs. The practical application of "assistance" means ensuring subsistence needs, as well as physical, intellectual, and social needs are met so as to encourage individual and community empowerment.
"Canada" is the country of origin of our founder. However, the question should be why the Philippines? After Philippe's visit there, the heart and resilience that persisted in the most impoverished of Filipino Barangays (communities), even in light of the lack of social and economic opportunities and resources, resonated with him. Canada is a country full of resources, with important values, such as compassion, equality, and charity. Philippe's vision was that PAC be created to connect the two countries, working together towards a more promising future for the Barangays in-need.