Youth Education on Chinese Head Tax – Phase 2

April, 2010 - March, 2011
Toronto, ON
Project Details

Toronto Community and Culture Centre (TCCC) will undertake a 12?month educational program entitled "Youth Education on Chinese Head Tax - Phase 2", a program designed to educate and increase the understanding of Chinese-Canadian youth, particularly newcomers from the Fujian Province, China, on the Chinese Head Tax and the historical experiences of Chinese-Canadians. The program will target 75 grades 10-12 high school students. It will consist of three workshops with powerful guest speakers, including two descendants of Head Tax payers who will share their memories and experiences, and one lawyer to address the Chinese Head Tax policy and its impact on the Canadian Human Rights Law. To build upon the respect to be gained from their newly acquired knowledge and understanding of the experiences of Chinese immigrants, youth participants will then tour the Monument of Chinese Railway Workers in Toronto.