What is AHSNB?


The Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick is committed to fostering intercultural exchange and understanding within our communities and provinces as a whole. It is our strong belief that education and cultural interchange are the key to intercultural acceptance, integration and unity.

What is AHSNB?

The Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick (AHSNB) is a non-profit organization with members from diverse Asian Canadian communities. The society is comprised of talented and dedicated individuals who help make Asian Heritage

The major objectives of the Asian Heritage Society are as follows:

  • Promotion of the Federal objectives of Asian Heritage Month in New Brunswick.
  • Public outreach to build understanding between Canadians and Asian immigrants.
  • Collaboration with the Municipal Governments in Brunswick, Government of New Brunswick, Department of Education and School Districts to encourage teachers in New Brunswick to engage students with activities that foster understanding of the culture and history of Asian Canadians, and their contributions to the growth and development of Canada.
  • Provide Asian Canadians with the opportunity to work closely with Post-Secondary Institutions to create a curriculum in Education departments that will train future teachers to reflect Asian Canadian identity.
  • Create interest in smaller local communities across the Province in organizing AHM celebrations in their own cities and towns.

Who is Asian?

The definition of "Asian" may be inclusive and broad, and applies to people who come from or whose ancestors come from:

East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan

South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Central Asia: Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Southeast Asia: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

West Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

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