May is the designated Asian Heritage Month in Canada.
Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated across Canada since the 1990s. In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month.
Over the last two centuries, immigrants have journeyed to Canada from East Asia, Southern Asia, Western and Southeast Asia, bringing our society a rich cultural heritage representing many languages, ethnicities and religious traditions.
This month, HCDSB recognizes the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to the growth and prosperity of our country.
Join us as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month virtually with multiple activities and resources to enjoy at home with your family! Please see the flyer for more details.
YOUth for Change: Unlearning Racism Understanding Identity
As part of Asian Heritage Month, HCDSB is hosting YOUth for Change: Unlearning Racism Understanding Identity, a virtual Panel Discussion which brings together six Canadian youths (15 – 20+ years) in conversation to deepen students’ understanding of racism. Conversation topics will include: privilege and biases, stigmatization and mental wellbeing, stereotyping and more.
The event will begin with a poem read by the Voices of Hope contest winer and will conclude with a choral performance of We are One World by HCDSB students.
Click here to register.
|Student Speaker Series: Anti-Asian Racism Sessions||St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School & St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School|
|Monster Arts Performing Arts Workshops||St. Paul Catholic Elementary School, Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School & St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School|
|Aga Museum Virtual Tour & Scavenger Family Hunts |
with Newcomers to Canada at HCDSB
|ALPHA Education ‘Voices of Hope’ Student Contest||ALPHA Education Zoom|
|ALPHA Education Youth Event: ‘Voices of Hope’||ALPHA Education Zoom|
|Sitar Fusion Performances||St. John Catholic Elementary Virtual School & St. Timothy Catholic Elementary School|
|Canadian Soldier Sikhs: A Little Story in a Big War Film||Various Schools|
|Sri Lankan Cooking with Chef Melani||Various Schools|
|Newcomer Student Video Series: Being Asian and New to Canada||Welcome Centre and various high schools|
|YOUth for Change: Unlearning Racism Understanding Identity||Various Schools|