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Asian Heritage Month at the TDSB: May 2024

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Asian Heritage Month has been proudly recognized at the Toronto District School Board during the month of May since 2007. This heritage is also celebrated by the Province of Ontario with the royal assent of the Asian Heritage Act, 2005 and across Canada since May 2002 when the federal Senate adopted a motion to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada.

This year’s theme for May 2024 was selected by the Asian Heritage Month Volunteer Planning Committee as Our Journeys: Thriving Through Struggle and Triumph.

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 2023 Student Census 46% of TDSB students self-identified as Asian.

During the month of May, the Asian Heritage Month Volunteer Planning committee members are working together to assemble various educational opportunities and resources for our students, staff and TDSB community to further learn about the Asian heritage. Stay tuned for these exciting offerings to be shared in the upcoming weeks.

All TDSB students were invited to participate in the Asian Heritage Month Poster Contest and the selected images are below. Further, all students, staff, and TDSB community members are invited to join us in at our upcoming Asian Heritage Month Virtual Launch Celebration.

Asian Heritage Month Virtual Launch Celebration

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Link to the Asian Heritage Month Virtual Celebration:

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