Asian Heritage Month is recognized formally throughout Canada through an official declaration that was signed in May 2002. Subsequently, the Province of Ontario passed the Asian Heritage Act (2005), and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) passed a motion to recognize Asian Heritage Month in 2007.
The Toronto District School Board is the largest, and one of the most diverse school boards in Canada. Nearly one-quarter of our students were born outside of Canada and collectively, we speak more than 120 languages. According to the TDSB 2017 Student & Parent Census our students represent 40% with Asian backgrounds.
During the month of May, the Toronto District School Board proudly recognizes Asian Heritage Month by celebrating the numerous achievements of Asian-Canadians and their significant role on the global stage.
This year our theme is Discover. Share. Celebrate our Resiliency!
During the month of May we are honoured to share with you several opportunities and resources to learn about the traditions, customs, and significant individuals that this heritage brings.
Join our Asian Heritage Month Virtual Celebration
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
1 -2 p.m.
Other Events and Resources