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Asian Heritage Month – May 2023

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Asian Heritage Month is recognized formally across the nation through an official declaration that was signed in May 2002. Subsequently, the Province of Ontario passed the Asian Heritage Act (2005), and the TDSB elected Trustees passed a motion to recognize Asian Heritage Month in April 2007.

We are proud to celebrate the numerous achievements of Asian-Canadians. 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 traditional events that continue to be celebrated through generations. This year our theme is Joining Our Table: Celebrating Asian Canadians.

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. Stay tuned as we share details with you throughout the month of May!

Many TDSB students from all age groups participated in the Asian Heritage Month Poster Contest. We invite all students, staff and the TDSB community to join us for an Asian Heritage Month Virtual Celebration to learn further about the Asian heritage.

Asian Heritage Month Virtual Celebration
Monday, May 15, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Live TDSB Webcast - Asian Heritage Month

Follow us on twitter: @AsianTDSB

View the Asian Heritage Committee’s slideshow: Noteworthy Canadians of Asian Heritage

Asian heritage month poster by Summer, Grade 6
Asian heritage month poster by Grade 2 student
Asian heritage month poster by Hannat, Grade 8
Arian heritage month poster by Evgeniay, Grade 7
Asian heritage month poster by Khaviyaa, Grade 11