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About ACLA

About ACLA

The Asian Canadian Labour Alliance (ACLA) is a grassroots collective of community and labour activists.

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Our Times Feature

Our Times Feature

ACLA was featured in Our Times Magazine. Read the entire article here.

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ACLA Executive

ACLA Executive

Meet the current ACLA Executive Board. These positions are filled on a voluntary basis.

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2015 ACLA Year End Message

As 2015 comes to an end, the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance would like to take this moment to reflect on the work that was undertaken over the last twelve months. 2015 can be summed by the following words: sadness, anger, outrage, hope and resilience. Earlier this year, ACLA was saddened by the passing of our…

OUR TIMES: Out of the Workplace, into Community by Jennifer Huang

http://ourtimes.ca/Talking/article_438.php I recently read an article by Justin Kong entitled “The New Chinese Working Class and the Canadian Left” that reinvigorated a passion of mine — organizing immigrant workers. As a child-immigrant myself, I grew up in Toronto and witnessed the incredible extensiveness of Toronto’s ethnic enclaves and the many immigrant communities that live and…

Save OMNI Campaign

#SaveOMNI Petition On May 7, 2015, during Asian Heritage Month, Rogers Communications Inc. (Rogers) announced the elimination of all newscasts on its OMNI TV Stations. This decision was made without consultation of community members and leaders, who have watched and benefitted from OMNI TV for decades. Rogers has abandoned the spirit of OMNI TV’s license…

ACLA Member, Winnie Ng Receives Pioneers of Change Award

http://sharenews.com/peter-sloly-among-recipients-of-pioneers-for-change-awards/ Migrating for a better future for their children, parents make huge personal sacrifices that sometimes take decades for them to recover. When Toronto Police Services deputy chief Peter Sloly’s parents made the decision to leave Jamaica in 1976, they were successful professionals. Bringing their three boys to Toronto, however, came at a price as…

ACLA on Talking Radical Radio

Pro-Worker, Anti-Racist: The Asian Canadian Labour Alliance By Scott Neigh http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/talking-radical-radio/2015/04/pro-worker-anti-racist-asian-canadian-labour-alliance On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, I speak with Anna Liu and Patricia Chong. They are both long-time labour activists and members of the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance (ACLA), a network of Asian-Canadian labour and community activists with chapters in Ontario and…