Three photos of students dressed up for Italian Canadian Heritage Month in traditional Italian dress and in the colours of the Italian flag (green, white and red).

I​talian Canadian Heritage Month

Banner for Italian Canadian Heritage Month. On the top left is the text "Celebrating Italian Canadian Heritage Month" with the circular TCDSB logo on the top right. On the bottom is the quote "The most beautiful act of faith is the one made in darkness, in sacrifice, and with extreme effort." by Padre Pio. In the middle is a graphic showing the compiled skylines of cities in both Canada and Italy, coloured in a jewel-like fashion in shades of green, red, yellow and purple.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) celebrates Italian Canadian Heritage Month each June - focusing on the Italian language, music, art and culture.

Resources and Links

Learn more about the Italian heritage with these resources:

Transformations: The Italian Canadian Experience

Transformations: The Italian Experience documents the challenges and changes experienced by new Canadians. In their own words, it recounts how these immigrants adapted to cope with the challenges of culture shock, the nostalgia for the traditions they left behind and the new life and identity they built for themselves through hard work and perseverance.

It celebrates the accomplishments of Italian Canadians and the contributions they have made to Canada and Canadian society. It documents what first generation Canadians valued and internalized most from their immigrant parents.


Refer to the following Italian Canadian Heritage​​​ Month proclamation: