First photo is of a student singing at a celebration event accompanied by a teacher on guitar. Second photo is of students holding up flags of South American countries including Panama, Cuba and Mexico. Third photo is of students performing with colourful ribbons at a celebration event. Fourth photo is of a student and staff member performing with traditional drums at a celebration event.

Latin-Hispanic Canadian Heritage Month

October is Latin Hispanic Canadian Heritage Month - "Know, know for sure, my dearest, littlest, and youngest son, that I am the perfect and ever Virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the God of truth through Whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near us, the Lord of heaven and earth." - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Latin Hispanic Canadian Heritage Month is observed in October. It is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the outstanding achievements and contributions of Hispanic people in the province.

Ontario is home to more than 400,000 first-, second- and third-generation Canadians of Hispanic origin. As early as 1914, Canadians who originated from 23 Hispanic countries began immigrating to the province and today the Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing in Ontario.

Hispanic-Canadians represent a dynamic community that has made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of the Province of Ontario.


Refer to the following Latin-Hispanic Canadian Heritage​​​ Month proclamation:

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