Perla Javate is a social worker from the Philippines. She is a retired Community Liaison Officer from Winnipeg School Division. She is currently the President of the Philippine Heritage Inc. and the Coalition of the Filipino Canadians for Stronger Families Inc. She initiated and a founding member of Pinays MB Inc., a Filipino Women’s Group.
Perla’s passion is in the maintenance and preservation of Philippine heritage and culture, in promoting multiculturalism, in working with newcomer immigrants and refugees and women. She is currently Co-Chair of the Ethnocultural Council of Manitoba-Stronger Together Inc.