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Asian Heritage Month Activities held at Library and Archives Canada

  • May 7, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. : Prospects for Political Change in China
  • May 12, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.: Photographic Expressions of Asia
  • May 14, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.: Asian Scientists & CSI: Ottawa
  • May 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.: Japanese Garden Design / Zen In Interior Design
  • May 18, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.: Mushfiq Ensemble Concert
  • May 20, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.: Asian Scientists: Healthy Living and Caring for Your Heart.

Online Resources related to Chinese immigration in Canada

Come and explore the social and political history of Canada's early Chinese communities. Library and Archives Canada has assembled many resources to offer an overview.

Discover the Collection

ARCHIVED - The Early Chinese Canadians 1858-1947

Immigrants from China

Genealogy and Family History: Chinese immigration records

As well, Vancouver Public Library and Library and Archives Canada partnered in 2008 to provide the Chinese-Canadians: Profiles from a Community Wiki (, which reflects the long history of the Chinese community in Canada. The website features milestones in Chinese-Canadian history, links to stories of Chinese-Canadian pioneers, and touches on patterns of migration and settlement.