Youth Education on Chinese Head Tax – Phase 1
TORONTO COMMUNITY AND CULTURE CENTRE
April, 2009 - March, 2010
Toronto Community and Culture Centre (TCCC) will undertake a program designed to educate and increase the understanding of Chinese-Canadian youth, particularly from the Mandarin community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), about the Chinese Head Tax and how this legislation affected Chinese immigrants and the Chinese–Canadian community. The 12 month educational program will consist of five workshops with powerful speakers, including three descendants of Head Tax payers and one Head Tax payer, who will share their memories and experiences; and one lawyer to address the Chinese Head Tax policy and its impact on Canadian Human Rights Law.