May is Asian Heritage Month

  4 May 2022

This month provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the contributions that Canadians of Asian decent have made—and continue to make—in Canada. 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Asian Heritage Month in Canada. The theme for 2022 is “Continuing a Legacy of Greatness.” It emphasizes the diverse history of Asian culture in Canada while recognizing the resilient and thriving communities that are present.  

Asian Heritage Month 2022 poster

This month is also an opportunity to come together to combat anti-Asian racism and discrimination in all its forms. COVID-19 has amplified anti-Asian racism, with Asian communities report an increase in racism and discrimination since the beginning of the pandemic.  

CHF BC is taking action to tackle hate and discrimination through our strategic priority of ‘belonging.’ Through this priority, we aim to inspire housing co-operatives to promote and embody equitable access, opportunity, respect, and a sense of belonging for everyone. Our efforts include:  

  • Working with housing co-ops to identify and work to remove barriers to equity and inclusion;  
  • Modeling best practices to promote equity and inclusion and to increase diversity among CHF BC directors, staff, workshop leaders, contractors, and consultants; and,  
  • Reviewing and refreshing our education program, management services and development practices to reflect this strategic priority.  

Join us as we celebrate this month, learn more about Asian Canadian heritage, and learn how to fight anti-Asian racism. 

Learn More: 



Anti-Racism Resources

Asian Arts & Culture