Why Attend

Why Attend

We designed this Summit specifically for Chinese Canadians for a number of reasons:

  • The significance of having a Summit for Chinese Canadians to explore our identity and leadership becomes even more important when considered in the context of the historical discrimination and exclusion faced by all of us.
  • For over 60 years, the Chinese Exclusion Act prevented Chinese immigrants from coming to Canada and limited the rights and opportunities of those already here. This left a lasting impact on the Chinese Canadian community, which still grapples with issues related to identity and representation today.
  • Our Summit provides the space and empowering environment needed for Chinese Canadians to come together and explore our shared experiences, as well as develop the skills and knowledge needed to lead.
  • Our Summit provides a unique opportunity for Chinese Canadians to connect with one another, hear from prominent Chinese Canadians leaders from various sectors, and gain insights that you would not be able to get anywhere else. You also have an opportunity to have one-on-one time with these leaders.

This year, more than ever, we need to come together to use the Summit as a platform for discussion and action, to help break down systemic barriers and to promote greater understanding and inclusivity in Canadian society.

Testimonials From Past Participants

“This Summit gave me the sense of pride of being Chinese Canadian.”

“…the whole event was inspirational and mind changing”

“Thank you ACCT for putting on this Summit. This truly is a place for Chinese Canadians to share their experiences and elevate their leadership skills.”