Welcome to the
Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society Website
Canada’s 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act
The Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society is a volunteer-based, non-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization. It was established in 2004, promoting cross-cultural learning and understanding by celebrating the contributions, heritage, and culture of Asian Canadians and highlighting stories from Turkey to Japan. It offers various events, including science, sports, lectures, films, arts, and more! Please contact us for more information.
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, a time to reflect on and recognize the many contributions that Canadians of Asian heritage have made and continue to make to Canada.
Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated since the 1990s. In December 2001, the Senate of Canada adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada. In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to announce May as Asian Heritage Month.
Source: Canadian Heritage
In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, we would like to acknowledge that we are standing on un-ceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory.