SEIU-West Multicultural Mentorship Committee wants you to join them to celebrate Asian Heritage Month by celebrating with a weekly contest for the month of May!

Asian Heritage Month offers an opportunity to grow our awareness about the contributions of Canadians of Asian descent who, for over two centuries, have done so much to contribute to make Canada a country worth living in.

It is also a reminder for us to come together to fight Anti-Asian hate, racism and discrimination. 

For our fourth week's contest, share with us your observations of the differences between living here and in Asia for a chance to win a book by local author, Ponziano Aluma, who has gathered stories of newcomers' adventures of adapting to Canadian life. Send your entry to [email protected] by May 29th, 2022.

 

Asian Heritage Month facts:

  • Canadians with Asian ancestry are both the largest and fastest growing group in Canada, after European Canadians.
  • Canadians with Asian ancestry make up roughly 17.7% of the Canadian population.
  • Most Asian Canadians live in Southern Ontario, Southwestern British Columbia, Central Alberta and other large Canadian cities.
  • According to 2016 Census, Saskatchewan had 112,490 immigrants living in Saskatchewan. Top three came from Philippines, India and China.
  • The 2016 Census counted 47,940 new immigrants in Saskatchewan between 2011 and 2016. The majority of these came from the Philippines, India and Pakistan. 

We hope you enjoyed sharing your stories and learning facts with us!

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