These photographs and stories highlight some of the many valuable contributions made by Canadians of Asian origin. They reflect historical and cultural milestones that help define the rich and significant history of Canada's Asian communities. Professor Payam Akhavan is a renowned human rights scholar, who teaches and researches on public international law, international dispute settlement, international criminal law, human rights and cultural pluralism. Born in, Iran , he fled to Canadaas child to escape persecution from the Iranian government His life changed when 16 year old Mona Mahmudnizhadwho was the same age as him and from the same persecuted Baha'i community in Iran, was killed by the Iranian government for her faith. After this event, Akhavan committed himself to fighting for justice and human rights. At the age of 26, he became the youngest prosecutor of war crimes in the history of the United Nations. Today, he is a Professor at McGill University.
Asian Heritage Month and Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage Gateway
By most accounts, the policy has been quite successful, though that success has largely been the result of individual—not federal—efforts. In its broadest sense, Canadian culture is a mixture of British, French, and American influences, all of which blend and sometimes compete in every aspect of cultural life, from filmmaking and writing to cooking and playing sports. In , 20 years after the release of the Massey Report, Canada adopted multiculturalism as official national policy, and the federal government now gives support to various ethnic groups and assistance to help individuals participate fully in Canadian society. Since the midth century, economic growth has provided Canadians with greater means for practicing and enjoying the arts. Most provincial governments provide some form of financial assistance for the arts and for cultural organizations within their borders, and many have advisory and funding councils for the arts. At the national level, the Canada Council for the Arts headquartered in Ottawa was established in It is funded by an endowment, an annual grant from the federal government, donations, and bequests.
Noteworthy Canadians of Asian Origin - Asian Heritage Month
Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. Chinese Canadians are one of the largest ethnic groups in the country. In the census, 1. Despite their importance to the Canadian economy, including the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway CPR , many European Canadians were historically hostile to Chinese immigration.