Asian Canadian Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of Asian labour activism to Canada. PSAC is proud to share some of the moments that have shaped Asian Canadian labour history. Racialized Asian labour part of Canada’s first colonial trade settlements In 1788, the first Asian workers in Canada were brought to Nuu-chah-nulth territory in British Columbia as forced labourers to build some of the first colonial British trade settlements in present day British Columbia.
The general term for work related to historical preservation, cultural diversity and other aspects of society handled by Heritage Canada, Park Canada and others.
April 29, 2022
It’s been 20 years since the federal government officially recognized Asian Heritage Month, but Asian and Asian-Canadian workers have been contributing their labour – and organizing for workers’ rights – for at least 200 years before that.
February 16, 2021
PSAC celebrates Black History Month by acknowledging the profound contributions Black workers have had in building Canada’s economy and in pushing the labour movement to where it is today. Join us as we honour the following Black activists and leaders in Canadian labour history.
February 1, 2019
Black History Month is a time where we can reflect, honour and celebrate the many contributions made by Black Canadians and all people of Caribbean and African heritage.
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