Devastating floods that have hit the Philippines this week are motivating Filipinos living in Canada, including many in Winnipeg, to raise money for flood relief.

Relentless storms that have overflowed dams and rivers crisscrossing Manila and surrounding provinces have created the worst deluge in that country since 2009.

More than 1.2 million people have been affected, including 783,000 who have had to leave their flooded homes.

In Winnipeg, which has one of the largest Filipino communities in Canada, people spent Wednesday monitoring news coverage of the floods and hoping their family members back home are safe.

Thursday is set to be a day of action in the Manitoba capital, with a full day of fundraising activities slated to take place at the local Filipino-Canadian cultural centre.

Click on the video player above to watch Gosia Sawicka's report.

With files from The Associated Press