Resources for Combatting Anti-Asian Racism & Learning About Canadians of Asian Descent

There is a growing body of information on combatting anti-Asian racism and hate and overcoming harmful stereotypes about Asia and people of Asian descent. Canada has a powerful network of organizations dedicated to raising awareness about these issues. While the list below is by no means exhaustive, it has been created by APF Canada to better inform Canadians and provide gateways to action.

We are also fortunate in Canada to have a wealth of writers and filmmakers of Asian descent whose work is helping to make their experiences more visible and enrich the telling of the ‘Canadian story.’

Government of Canada Resources

Government of British Columbia Resources

Organizations Working Against Racism

Educational Resources

Canadian Museums

Training Resources

Documentaries and Film Festivals

Books by Canadians of Asian Descent

  • A Good Wife, by Samra Zafar
  • A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry
  • Even this Page is White, by Vivek Shraya
  • Funny Boy, by Shyam Selvadurai
  • Familiar Face by Michael DeForge
  • How to Pronounce Knife, by Souvankham Thammavongsa
  • How Does A Single Blade Of Grass Thank The Sun?, by Doretta Lau
  • Kay's Lucky Coin Variety, by Ann K. Choi
  • Mysterious Dreams of the Dead, by Terry Watada
  • Obasan, by Joy Kogawa
  • Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related., by Jenny Heijun Wills
  • Polar Vortex, by Shani Mootoo
  • The Hero's Walk, by Anita Rau Badami
  • The Headmaster's Wager, by Vincent Lam
  • The Translation Of Love, by Lynne Kutsukake
  • Runaway, by Evelyn Lau
  • We Have Always Been Here, by Samra Habib