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WHEREAS in 2001, the motion moved by Senator Vivienne Poy was unanimously adopted by The Senate of Canada, recognizing May as Asian Heritage Month;
WHEREAS the definition of Asian includes a broad application of peoples whose ancestors have origins in East, South, Southeast, Central and West Asia;
WHEREAS Asian Canadian Heritage Month provides us with the opportunity to recognize  Asian communities throughout Canada and their significant contributions in areas of arts, music, education, science, business, health and other facets that enhance the success of our country;
AND WHEREAS Asian Canadian Heritage Month demonstrates the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s commitment to equity and inclusive education through culturally relevant curriculum, student success programs, parental engagement, community activities and professional learning;
NOW BE IT RESOLVED that the Toronto Catholic District School Board proclaims May as Asian Canadian Heritage Month.