Asian Heritage Foundation Calgary
CELEBRATING THE DIVERSITY OF ASIAN HERITAGE IN CANADA
Welcome to the Asian Heritage Foundation (Southern Alberta)
We help to redefine and reclaim the Canadian mainstream, and create and society that is increasingly inclusive and reflective of all cultures, where Asian Canadians actively demonstrate pride in their contribution to Canadian society. We aim to be a hub of information, connections, resources, and capacities.
Our Strategic Vision has been validated by Community Members through a rigourous engagement process. We aim to:
- Support the mainstreaming of Asian-Canadian communities.
- Focusing engagement with the youth.
- Researching and communicating the continuing histories of Asian Canadians.
- Engaging public systems to widen the reach of AHF’s message.
- Mobilizing leaders, communities and financial resources.
Following the official declaration of Asian Heritage Month in 2001, Teresa Woo-Paw and a number of other prominent Asian-Calgarians formed The Southern Alberta Asian Heritage Foundation (AHF), a non-profit pan-Asian organization dedicated to celebrating the contributions of Asian-Canadians to the cultural, economic, political and social aspects of life within their communities, and within Canada. The AHF also seeks to promote unity and cooperation among Asian-Calgarian communities, as well as between those communities and the broader citizenry of Calgary, in order to develop relationships that will lead to future initiatives. As the first collaboration of its kind in Canada, and the largest pan-Asian organization in Alberta, the AHF encourages, supports and develops community by engaging communities in sharing information, generating resources and coordinating initiatives.
What are we looking for? We are looking for YOUR story! This year we are launching “Missing Chapters: Untold Stories of Asian Canadians in Calgary”. This unique project stems from a thorough community consultation held in over 50 Asian communities in Calgary. Together, community members shared with us their desire to celebrate and share Canada’s 150th birthday in a meaningful way. Missing Chapters speaks to the under-representation Asian Canadians’ contributions to the public Canadian history, public discourse and consciousness. It will assemble a unique Pan-Asian collection of authentic and inspiring stories of participation and contribution, struggles, perseverance and resistance, identity and…