Preserving culture and tradition is possible in interracial marriages, couples say

May 21, 2021

By CBC News | May is Asian Heritage Month. Boldly Asian is a CBC Toronto series shining a light on GTA changemakers who are pushing boundaries within their Asian Canadian communities and beyond. Making a mixed marriage work takes effort, but many interracial couples in the GTA say it is always rewarding. Just ask Michelle Jobin and Tobias Wang. Wang is Taiwanese-Canadian and Jobin was born and raised in Canada. Jobin says...

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Chinese/Canadian writing series builds bridge for cross-cultural understanding

May 21, 2021

By SFU News | As an immigrant to Canada from China, Shuyu Kong, SFU professor in the department of humanities and the Global Asia Program, has always been passionate about teaching Asian/Canadian literature and culture. Outside of the classroom, she also co-directs the David Lam Centre which engages in Asia-related research and frequently works with local communities to promote understanding of Asian-Pacific cultures to the Canadian public. Thanks to an invitation from Diann Xu of the Vancouver...

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Burnaby employee attacked after asking customer why he wasn’t wearing a mask

May 21, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | Police are asking the public to help identify a man who assaulted a Burnaby hardware store employee. RCMP said the shopper was at a retail store on East 1st Avenue just east of Boundary Road at around 12:30 p.m. on May 8 when an employee asked why he wasn’t wearing a mask. The question appeared to enrage the man, who attacked the employee, punching him in...

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15 books by Asian Canadian authors to read for Asian Heritage Month

May 20, 2021

By CBC News | How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa S How to Pronounce Knife is a collection of idiosyncratic and diverse stories. Capturing the daily lives of immigrants, Souvankham Thammavongsa captures their hopes, disappointments, trauma and acts of defiance. From a young man painting nails in a salon, to a housewife learning English from soap-operas, How to Pronounce Knife navigates tragedy and humour. Read more...

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Canada Will Hit 2021 Immigration Targets Despite COVID-19, Says Immigration Minister

May 13, 2021

By Canada Immigration News | Canada will hit its immigration targets for this year despite the COVID-19 global pandemic, which has slowed the arrival of newcomers to the country to a trickle, says the federal immigration minister. “I am confident that we are doing everything we can to meet that target and we will meet that target and the reason it is important to hit that target is because immigrants...

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Nominations are now open for the 13th Annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

May 13, 2021

Immigrants increasingly make up a large portion of our population and have made – and continue to make – immeasurable contributions to the Canadian economy, Canadian society and Canada overall. These contributions are even more apparent in these challenging pandemic times, as the country comes together in the face of adversity regardless of race, culture or country of origin. The Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards will be given to 25...

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