Written by Carmen Law, Director, Belonging, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The month of May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. Declaration was officially signed in May 2002, but it has been celebrated since the 1990s. It is time to reflect, learn and share the rich and diverse history of contributions that Asian-Canadians have woven into society. You are welcome to learn more about significant events in history of Canadians of Asian Heritage.
Asian Canadian Cultures in Canada Include:
- East Asia: China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan
- South East Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor, Vietnam
- South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
- Western Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, State of Palestine, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
- Central Asia: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
How are we, at SLC, celebrating Asian Heritage Month? We are going to be sharing stories and culture at the Learning and Connections Conference during the in-person day on Wednesday, May 17. Look out for stations set up with cultural information and foods!
If you are looking for further education, CCDI is offering a webinar on Anti-Asian Racism: Preparing for a Changing Workforce. This webinar is taking place on May 11 at 1PM (EDT). You can register here.