Aspire to Lead
2021 Leaders' Summit - June 18, 19, 25, 26 and 29
A Series of Canada-Wide Virtual Gatherings for Aspiring, Emerging & Established Chinese Canadian Leaders
We will be providing live closed captioning on the keynote and plenary discussions in French, simplified and traditional Chinese.
The backbone of the Summit will be guided by deep, invigorating conversations around four topics. Each topic will begin with the presentation of a commissioned paper, followed by a panel discussion from established Chinese Canadian leaders, then breakout rooms. All deliberations will be collected to form the foundation of our collaborative action plan, which will be drafted throughout the Summit and discussed on the final day to inspire collective action.
Information on our panelists is below – click on their photo to view their full biography!
An Intimate Fireside Chat with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Time: 2:30 – 3 PM MT
Friday, June 18, 9:00AM – 1:00PM MT
Session 1: What is Chinese Canadian history and how does it contribute to contemporary issues?
A Fireside Chat with Dr. Henry Yu
Saturday, June 19, 9:00AM – 1:00PM MT
Session 2: What are the leadership needs and issues for younger Chinese Canadians?
Friday, June 25, 9:00AM – 1:00PM MT
Session 3: What would Canada look like with fully engaged Chinese Canadians?
Saturday, June 26, 9:00AM – 1:00PM MT
Session 4: What does a Seat at the Table mean for Chinese Canadians?
Pre-Reading – Discussion Papers:
What does a seat at the table mean to Chinese-Canadians and to Canada?
By The Honourable Yuen Pau Woo, Senator for British Columbia
[ Download in Chinese – 中文版 ]
Saturday, June 26, 1:30PM – 3:30PM MT
Session on Disappearing Chinatowns: A National Canadian Strategy to Save Significant Cultural Spaces
Zoom link will be sent to participants
During this session, Chinatown working groups will share their efforts to protect, revitalize and re-build significant cultural spaces for cities across Canada. The group will present a national action plan for Chinatowns based on the following 3 key resolutions to put forward to the Federal Government.
- To save, maintain and protect significant cultural spaces through the legislative regulations, policies, and procedures for the re-building and development of local heritage infrastructure;
- To proceed with the development of a National Action Plan to restore and rebuild Chinatowns; and,
- To work collaboratively with the National Anti-racism Secretariat and departments and agencies across federal, provincial and municipal governments to develop and implement policies and programs to save the cultural significance and heritage of Chinatowns in Canada.
The resolutions are to be put forward as part of the ACCT Foundation’s 5 Year Action Plan.
Our immediate action is to support the Montreal Chinatown Working Group with its effort to save their cultural spaces.
Tuesday June 29, 4PM – 7PM MT – Action Planning Workshop