In November 2017, the House of Commons officially designated June as Portuguese Heritage Month.​

Portuguese Heritage Month is an opportunity for Canadians to recognize, honour, and celebrate the Portuguese Canadian community’s contribution to the social, economic, political, and cultural life of our country.

Canada is home to more than 480,000 Canadians of Portuguese heritage, one of the largest Portuguese diasporas in the world. 

This month, we celebrate the vibrant culture of Portuguese Canadians, and honour their contribution to the growth and development of our country, and our HCDSB communities!