Asian Heritage Month: An opportunity to highlight stories of determination

May is Asian Heritage Month. Every year since the 1990s, Canadians have been invited to discover and recognize the many achievements and contributions that people of Asian descent have made and continue to make to Canada.

As a memory institution for all Canadians, Library and Archives Canada is proud to help in raising awareness of the range of experiences around the most diverse stories, by making its collections accessible to the general public.

Guided by the theme for 2023, “Stories of Determination,” Library and Archives Canada invites you to explore its collections and the items that document the challenges that Asian communities have overcome to thrive in Canada over the past two centuries and more.

This year also marks an important milestone, the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Stay tuned for commemorative events, which will be announced soon.

To learn more

Visit the May is Asian Heritage Month web page to discover more resources and information about Asian communities in Canada and to learn more about how they have shaped our country’s history.

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