National Roundtable on Saving Canada's Disappearing Chinatowns

Sunday, October 30, 2022

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There has been an enormous effort across the country to save Chinatowns in major cities, and we are seeing significant momentum due to the leadership of Chinese Canadian communities as they have worked tirelessly over the years to halt the erasing of Canada’s Chinatowns.

As the government now develops a plan to help Canada build back better (from the COVID-19 recession), will Chinatowns expect to be included?

At this critical time, we are convening the National Roundtable to bring together community leaders to share their experience and deliberate on issues, innovations and the roles that public institutions play in building back better Chinatowns.

Coming out of this Roundtable, we aim to have a shared understanding of our collective interests, hopes, fears and priorities, which will inform the development of a collaborative process moving forward.


For presentation materials, please see the Speakers page.

Time Session Description
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM ET Opening Remarks
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM ET Setting the Context – Panel discussion Setting the context for those less involved as to why it’s important to step up to save Canada’s disappearing Chinatowns and why now is the time.
12:15 – 1:30 PM ET Initiatives, Innovations and Insights Back-to-back presentations on innovative initiatives that are currently taking place in Canadian Chinatowns:
1:30 – 2:30 PM ET Role of Public Institutions and Systemic Response – Panel discussion What should the role of our public institutions be, and why have we been systemically excluded?
2:30 – 2:45 PM ET Closing Remarks Summary of key learnings and next steps for nation wide collaboration to save Canada’s disappearing Chinatowns.


Visit our Speakers page to learn more!


The panel discussions and presentations will take place virtually. You can join us by registering here: