Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in May

In May, we proudly celebrate Asian Heritage Month and take the opportunity to honour the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage. This month, take some time to learn more about these notable contributions; find reading suggestions and resources below.

Local Organizations

More Resources

  • National Film Board of Canada

    The National Film Board of Canada’s Asian Communities in Canada collection is a curated selection of films that celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.

  • Noteworthy Canadians of Asian Descent

    These short biographies on the Government of Canada’s website highlight some of the many valuable contributions made by Canadians of Asian heritage. They reflect historical and cultural milestones that help define the rich and significant history of communities of Asian heritage in Canada.

  • Events in Asian Canadian History

    Since the late-1700s, people of Asian origin have made important contributions to Canada’s history and identity. Each year, as part of its annual Asian Heritage Month campaign, the Government of Canada encourages all people in Canada to learn about how people of Asian origin have and continue to help shape Canada as we know it today. Learn more on their website.

Waterloo Public Library

WPL’s Check It Out blog is your go-to destination for all things literary, curated with care by your trusted library staff. With insightful book reviews, reading suggestions, helpful resources and more, we’re here to inspire and guide you on your journey through all that the library has to offer.