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 TDSB passed a motion to recognize Asian Heritage Month in April 2007.
We are proud to celebrate the numerous achievements of Asian-Canadians and their significant role on the global stage. This year our theme is Many Voices United as One.
The TDSB 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 2017 TDSB Student & Parent Census 40% of TDSB students self-identified as Asian. 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.
We recently held an Asian Heritage Month Poster contest and invited all TDSB students to participate. The winning poster will be unveiled at the Asian Heritage Month Virtual Celebration and posted to the public site afterwards. Join us to learn about the vibrant and significant contributions that Asian-Canadians have made to our great country that our staff, students, and community members call home. Canada has been enriched by the vibrant traditions that we continue to recognize in our brilliant city by celebrating our heritage proudly through festivals and customs.
Asian Heritage Month Virtual Celebration
Monday, May 9, 2022
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A movie night to mark Asian Heritage Month is being organized at four of our schools! More information will be shared as details are currently being finalized. Stay tuned!
To learn more about Asian Heritage Month please see the following resources:
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