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Poster: Asian and South Asian Heritage Month

April 12, 2022

The month of May in Ontario is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of Canadians from over 30 countries that make up the Asian and South Asian diaspora.

Asian Heritage Month has been a focus of celebration in many communities across Canada since the 1990s. In December of 2001, Senator Vivienne Poy proposed a motion that was adopted by the Senate of Canada, designating May as Asian Heritage Month nationally. During May of 2002, the Government of Canada made this motion official by signing a declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month. 

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario celebrates May Asian Heritage Month. This year’s poster, Resistance & Change: Celebrating Asian Canadian Stories captures five stories of collective resistance. They chronicle Asian Canadian struggles, experiences and resilience in different political and social spaces. Emmie Tsumura, Japanese Canadian artist creates a collage with a feeling of warmth and solidarity, spanning many generations of people of different cultural backgrounds and identities to celebrate what is possible. The poster is available in both PDF and Word formats below.

For further information, please contact Alice Te at

For more resources for Asian and South Asian Heritage Month click here.


2022 Asian South Asian Heritage Month Poster

2022 Asian and South Asian Heritage Month Letter