Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month - an opportunity for us to learn more about the diverse culture and history of Asian communities in Canada, and to acknowledge the many achievements and contributions of people of Asian origin who have done so much to make Canada the country we know and love.
Asian Heritage Month

Why is Asian Heritage Month important?

Diversity represents one of Canada’s greatest strengths, and we strive to ensure that all people in Canada can reach their full potential and participate in civic life.

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.

The people of these diverse, vibrant and growing communities have contributed to every aspect of life in Canada — from the arts and science to sport, business and government.

Asian Heritage Month offers everyone in Canada an opportunity to learn more about the history of people of Asian origin in Canada and to celebrate their contributions to the growth and prosperity of our society.