Spearheaded by Festival Accès Asie, the Asian Canadian wiki site was created by a small team of dedicated volunteers to reach objectives set during a 2010 symposium on Asian Heritage Month. The development of the wiki is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
In 2010, on the occasion of the 1st National Asian Heritage Month Symposium, Festival Accès Asie launched a website that gathers Asian Canadian achievements: asiancanadianwiki.org. This website is dedicated to promoting Asian Canadian community and is a database of all things Asian Canadian – from artists, scientists, leaders, to cultural centres, community organizations and festivals. Users can edit articles, add their own media such as film clips or music.
Robert Parungao, Asian Canadian Wiki Coordinator
Elena Kusaka, Asian Canadian Wiki Coordinator
Ten years after the creation of Asian Canadian Wiki, the Festival Accès Asie organized a 2nd National Asian Heritage Month Symposium from September 10 to 13, 2020. For more information on the Symposium, see the National Symposium 2020 page (link to the symposium page)
One of the objectives of the Symposium was to collect ideas and comments from members of the Asian-Canadian community (artists, cultural workers and organizations working for Asian heritage) in order to improve the Asian Canadian Wiki platform. This reorganization project led by the Festival Accès Asie is called the National Digital Platform and is currently in development.
The National Digital Platform aims to benefit Asian Canadian artists from coast to coast to coast. The goals are in particular to increase the visibility of Canadian artists of Asian origin, to allow networking between artists and to make it easier for presenters wishing to diversify their programming.
You can watch a summary of the results of the surveys that were conducted during the 2nd National Asian Heritage Month Symposium.
Calling all Asian Canadian Artists!
167 persons participated in a Canada-wide survey. If you weren’t one of those 167, we need to hear from you! Please complete a very quick mini-survey: 5 questions, 3 minutes.
We want to hear from you to ensure the National Digital Strategy will reflect your needs and ideas.
Are you a producer, promoter, arts professional or cultural worker?
Whether you already work with Asian Canadian artists or not, we want to learn from you as well! Tell us what we need to do to make it easy for you to discover and connect with the fabulous talent that’s out there.