Asian and South Asian Month - May
The month of May in Ontario is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of those Canadians from over 30 countries that make up the Asian and South Asian diaspora. ETFO's Asian and South Asian Heritage Month brochure includes a background history of the significant contributions of Asian and South Asian Canadians to Canada as well as classroom and teacher related resources, weblinks for books/publications and websites to help further make classroom practice and curriculum more inclusive.
Who is of Asian Descent?The definition of "Asian" may be inclusive and broad, and applies to people who come from or whose ancestors come from:
East Asia- China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan.South Asia - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.Central Asia - Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.Southeast Asia - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
Celebrating 30 years of the Order of Ontario Since 1987, approximately 700 outstanding individuals have been inducted into the Order of Ontario. In recognition of Asian Heritage Month, ETFO celebrates 11 individuals from the Asian and South Asian diaspora from 1992 to the present who have contributed and influenced the lives of others through their activism, volunteerism and humanitarianism.
Asian and South Asian Heritage Month BrochureThe Asian and South Asian heritage month brochure is available in both PDF and RTF formats.For further information please contact Kalpana Makan at firstname.lastname@example.org.