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Significant Dates - Anti-Asian Racism

ETFO marks significant days recognizing Asian and South Asian communities. ETFO encourages all Ontarians to learn about and celebrate these days.

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. 

ETFO produces an annual poster for the month – you can find it here.