CPAC Receives Wide Support for Its Advocacy Work for Racial Equity
CPAC’s effort in advancing racial equity and combating anti-Asian racism has received wide recognition and support across Canada.
Up to date, the organization has received unsolicited donations from many individuals and organizations, most notably the Hudson’s Bay Foundation, 9 Story Media Group Inc., Wandercolours and the Grade 8 students at St. Francis Xavier High School in Ottawa.
The Hudson’s Bay Company is Canada’s oldest and iconic department store. It has recently launched a new social impact platform, Hudson’s Bay Charter for Change. CPAC Foundation is one of the first five partners the company’s Foundation has selected to work with to fulfill its promise to accelerate racial equity by changing how it invests in communities.
9 Story Media Group is an industry leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences around the world. The company made a generous donation in support of CPAC’s work in advocating racial equity and combating anti-Asian racism.
Wandercolours is a travel art brand founded by Asian Canadian artists Christine Chen and Emily Liu. The company supports non-profit organizations that share the founders’ values of inclusivity and sustainability.
St. Francis Xavier High School is a Catholic high school in Gloucester, Ontario that espouses equity and inclusive education. In the 2021 Lenten Season, the Grade 8 students were tasked to research organizations that were meaningful to them, the needs of our society, and make a difference in the lives of Canadians. They selected CPAC Foundation as an organization to support for its work in advancing equity and diversity, and organized a fundraising campaign for the Foundation.
Staff and volunteers at CPAC have been very honoured, encouraged and inspired by the wide range of support they have received, and wish to express their sincere gratitude to each of the individual and organizational supporters.
CPAC adopted a new vision and strategic direction in 2019 to advocate on issues important to Chinese Canadians through independent research, education and training, with the goal of achieving the full potential of a diverse and inclusive Canadian society.
In 2020, it made a significant first step by hiring a researcher and starting the important study on Chinese Canadian representation in senior leadership roles across sectors in the Great Toronto Area.
In response to the rise of anti-Chinese and anti-Asian racism, CPAC organized a series of 13 public webinars on anti-racism education, wrote twice to government leaders at all levels urging them to take concrete action to address the issue of racism against people of East Asian descent, and co-founded Asian Canadians Together to End Racism (ACT2endracism), a national coalition of over 40 Asian community organizations that organizes and coordinates national campaigns, consultations, forum discussions and public awareness activities.
While focusing on issues important to Chinese Canadians, CPAC recognizes that prejudice, discrimination and hate against any persons or groups of people cannot be tolerated. It stands as an ally to all equity-seeking groups and social justice initiatives, and has publicly supported the Black Lives Matter Movement and the struggle of the Muslim community against islamophobia and violence against Muslims.