Every May, CUPW celebrates Asian and South Asian Heritage Month. During this time, we acknowledge and celebrate Asian workers in Canada.
The country we know and love, would not be as it is today without the incredible efforts and contributions of Asian Canadians. As such, the Canadian government officially recognized May as Asian Heritage Month back in 2002. Many groups, however, have been celebrating since the 1990s.
In 2001, the province of Ontario expanded Asian Heritage Month, to Asian and South Asian Heritage Month. This distinction gives us a better opportunity to appreciate and acknowledge the diversity within the Asian diaspora.