Message from the Executives
Office of the Chief Executive
May is Asian Heritage Month
May is Asian Heritage Month – a time to commemorate and honour the important contributions of Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian Canadians. It represents an opportunity for us all to learn and to grow, and includes representation from over 30 countries. I’m excited to share that for the first time, the TTC will be recognizing Asian Heritage Month across all its properties.
We’ve spoken throughout the past year about how diversity and inclusion are priorities for this organization, and how the TTC needs to reflect the city, which it serves. An important piece of this is ensuring that we’re doing everything we can to make the TTC a welcoming place for everyone.
This May, we’re choosing to celebrate the diversity that exists at our organization. Throughout the month, employees who identify as Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian will share parts of their heritage with the TTC through posters, employee TVs, the employee app and MyTTC | Weekly. I encourage you to join in, by sharing your own stories or by learning something new about your colleagues. To launch Asian Heritage Month, I’m very excited to share with you a special video featuring TTC employees.
Recognizing Asian Heritage Month is an important part of our broader commitment to build a more equitable and inclusive transit system for everyone. We’ve done a lot of good work, but we all know there is still work to do as we continue to develop important programs and initiatives to address racism and discrimination.
Together, we must and will build a more inclusive TTC.
Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
May 6, 2022