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May is Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage who, throughout our history, have done so much to make Canada the country we know and love.

The theme for Asian Heritage Month 2022 is, “Continuing a legacy of greatness”. This month is a reminder for all Canadians to come together to combat anti-Asian racism and discrimination in all its forms.

Use the Canadian government’s digital toolkit to promote Asian Heritage Month all month long. Posters, social media images, a virtual background, and much more!

Visit our digital toolkit page

Significant events in history of Canadians of Asian heritage

Since the late-1700s, people of Asian heritage have made important contributions to Canada’s history and identity. Each year, as part of its annual Asian Heritage Month campaign, the Government of Canada encourages Canadians to learn about how Canadians of Asian heritage have and continue to help shape Canada as we know it today. Below are just a few examples of the numerous diverse communities of Asian heritage which trace their ancestry back to more than 40 different countries, each with their own unique history and lived experiences.

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/asian-heritage-month/important-events.html

SOURCE: Canadian Heritage

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This article was originally posted on the IAM Canada website. View the original post here: May is Asian Heritage Month