WHO WE ARE
Get to know the leaders in the fight against racism
Our Roots & Goals
The original Chinese Canadian National Council (CCNC) was founded in 1980, after successful nationwide protests against a racist TV show that falsely depicted Chinese Canadian students in our universities as foreigners (CTV W5 episode – “Campus Giveaway”). This marked the beginning of four decades of community activism to fight for equality and human rights. See more details in “Our History of Resilience.”
In 2019, a group of Chinese Canadian activists from all generations, including many former CCNC Presidents and Board members, came together to revive and re-incorporate CCNC. Our group is built on a history of community activism, with a renewed commitment to educate, engage and advocate for equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice for all in Canada.
In carrying out our mission, CCNC-SJ’s goals are shaped by the of anti-Asian racism and social justice movements affecting Asian Canadians. Our main project is to empower and equip members of our community to defy Anti-Asian Racism through digital educational resources, social media, and campaigns with a critical focus on anti-racism and anti-oppression work. Working together with our community partners, CCNC-SJ engages with its community members and partners to collaborate on collecting and analyzing data on Anti-Asian Racism hate incidents (reports and articles) and amplifying our advocacy for an equitable equitable, and just society.
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO COMBAT RACISM