Head Tax Project

June, 2009 - September, 2010
Toronto, ON
Project Details

The CCB will create and broadcast a comprehensive thirteen-episode radio program to be aired weekly in Mandarin and Cantonese that will chronicle the lives and contributions of early Chinese-Canadians, the history and impact of the Chinese Head Tax, and efforts made by this community to obtain redress. To complement the awareness generated by the broadcasts within the target audience, the CCB will also organize a commemoration event in Toronto on June 21, 2010, to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the Government of Canada’s apology for the Chinese Head Tax. The broadcast will reach Chinese–Canadians and new Chinese immigrants to Canada. DVDs of the broadcast will be made available to immigrants. This project will foster a deeper understanding of the history of those who arrived before them and will help Chinese immigrants better integrate and adapt to their new country.