May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. This month provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the contributions that Canadians of Asian descent have made—and continue to make—in Canada. It is also a reminder for all of us to come together to combat anti-Asian racism and discrimination in all its forms. This includes racism, discrimination, and xenophobia.
Over the last two centuries, immigrants have journeyed to Canada from East Asia, Southern Asia, Western, Central and Southeast Asia, bringing our society a rich cultural heritage representing many languages, ethnicities and religious traditions. Asian Canadian Cultures in Canada Include:
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:
Join us as we celebrate this month, learn more about Asian Canadian heritage, and learn how to fight anti-Asian racism.