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Asian Heritage Month 2022: Celebrating Innovation and Perseverance


Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions that Canadians of Asian descent have made, and continue to make, to Canada's growth and prosperity.

This commemorative event showcases the innovation and perseverance of public servants of Asian descent and their impact across the federal public service. Join in as a diverse group of panellists share their lived experiences and highlight their work to eliminate racism and discrimination towards creating a more diverse and inclusive public service.

A Q&A session will follow the live panel discussion.

This event is part of the Anti-Racism Event Series and is presented in collaboration with the Network of Asian Federal Employees.

Opening remarks

Winnie Man Yin Pang, Director General, Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Branch Department of Canadian Heritage


  • Mala Khanna, Associate Deputy Minister, Canadian Heritage
  • Janhabi Nandy, Executive Director, Climate Change Secretariat, Climate Change Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Liz Hong-Farrell, Assistant Director, International Experience Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Natasha Kim, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Closing remarks

Janice Charrette, Interim Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet


Rachna Junéja, Assistant Director, Character Leadership Division, Leadership and Learning Directorate, Human Resources Branch, Canada Revenue Agency

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