Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. This year's theme is recognition, resilience and resolve and “honours the contributions and the diverse stories of peoples of Asian descent in Canada, which are rooted in resilience and perseverance.


Government of Canada - Asian Heritage Month web resources

CBC - Celebrating Asian Heritage Month

EFTO Asian Heritage Month web resources

Books for Adults

CBC List of 17 books to celerbate Asian Heritage Month

Books for Children

Children's Book Center List

Teacher Resources

Lesson Plans which focus on Asian influence in Canadian society. (BC FAST - Fighting Anti-Semitism Together)

Quickly and easily plan lessons using our two online, completely free human rights teaching resources: Choose Your Voice (middle school) and Voices into Action (secondary school/post secondary) - particularly chapters related to the month like: 

  • Entry Denied: the Komagata Maru
  • Japanese Internment Camps
  • Vietnamese Boat People of the 70s
  • Chinese Head Tax: A story of Exclusion
  • Islamophobia