Although it developed later than the British Columbia community, Chinese immigration to Ontario was already a significant force in the 1950s. After changes to immigration policy in 1967 opened the doors to skilled workers, large Chinese communities began to form in Toronto and Ottawa, as well other large Canadian cities. As a result, the size and internal diversity of Ontario’s Chinese communities increased dramatically in the 1970s and 80s. This increased presence led to community activism around issues such as education, language maintenance, and city development, as well as the formation of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Equality, based in Toronto.
Published by the Chinese-Canadian Community Association of Ottawa, the Chinese-Canadian Community News was a monthly Chinese-language magazine with some items in English. Largely focused on artistic and cultural events in the local community, it was published between 1979 and 1987, the entire run of which is here made available.
Contributed by Multicultural History Society of Ontario.