May is Asian Heritage Month. Diversity is one of Canada's strengths, let's take this opportunity to learn more about the history of Canadians of Asian heritage and celebrate their contributions to the growth and prosperity of Canada. The National Fim Board has curated a selection of films that celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent.
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Racism is not new; it has been a devastating fact of life for millions of Canadians for over a century. However, the rhetoric around the origins of the COVID-19 coronavirus has led to a marked increase in Asian violence and racist incidents in Canada and abroad. Use the resources below to learn about the history and impact of Asian Racism in Canada, and what you can do to help fight it.
People of Asian heritage have made significant contributions to Canada's history and identity since the late 1700s. Discover some events that helped shape the history of Canadians of Asian heritage.