The Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO) is an organization of Chinese Canadians in the City of Toronto that promotes equity, social justice, inclusive civic participation, and respect for diversity. Our work includes conducting activities in the areas of public education, systemic advocacy, community development and coalition building. CCNCTO’s vision includes educating, training and empowering Chinese Canadians in civic participation, social and political advocacy through participant-led programs.

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Statement from CCNCTO Regarding Recent Incident in Toronto

The Chinese Canadian National Council of Toronto (CCNCTO)  commends the recent decision rendered by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario on certain discriminatory events that occurred  in a downtown Toronto restaurant, Hong Shing.

In May of 2015, a customer entered Hong Shing restaurant with his three friends and was told to pay for their food in advance before receiving their meals. All four customers identified as Black and were the only patrons in the restaurant required to pay for their meal in advance.

The HRT upheld the Human Rights Code and found the restaurant had violated the patron’s right against discrimination under the Code on the basis of place of race, colour and ethnic origin. The purpose of the Code is to uphold the dignity and worth of each person, and to ensure that each person feels a part of the community.

Racial profiling and racial stereotyping are not limited only within the context of policing, but  a variety of situations in everyday life. The incident involved serves as an important reminder that anti-Black racism remains a prominent fixture in Toronto. This  also reminds us that anti-Black racism can and does exist within other racialized groups, including the Chinese community.

CCNCTO is particularly alarmed and troubled in the context of growing cooperation between far-right extremist groups and elements within the Chinese community. These far-right extremist groups have co-opted members of the Chinese community through misleading them with false representations of hate, xenophobia, and islamophobia, as attempts to redress anti-Chinese racism.

CCNCTO categorically denounces any form of discrimination, hate and intolerance towards  any racialized group. Our organization continues to advocate and fight for long-term systemic change that results in a just and inclusive society for all. Any actions that perpetuate racism and fascism have no place in Canadian society.

Date: May 29, 2018

The Board of Directors of CCNCTO

Statement From the Board of Directors of CCNCTO


Recent Projects

Webinar: Supporting the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers

Webinar (Online Training): Supporting the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers: Legal Training for Service Providers on January 19, 2018 (12:00-1:00)

Are you working with migrants, people without legal status, women facing gender-based violence, or sex workers or women who may sell sexual or erotic services? 

Would you like to learn about the realities and challenges that migrant sex workers face when accessing supports and services? 

Would you like to learn more about the laws and regulations that impact the fundamental rights of migrant sex workers and individuals from these communities?

The Migrant Sex Workers Training Project previously organized a 1-day workshop in October 2017 with over 140 people subscribed. A Webinar training is being provided on January 19, 2018 for those who missed out or are otherwise interested! 

The Migrant Sex Workers Legal Training Project is a partnership between the The Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO)Butterfly (Asian Migrant Sex Workers Support Network)St. Stephen’s Community House and the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

The Project is funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario through the Connecting Communities Project.

Link to the legal training material produced by the project:

Upholding and promoting human rights, justice and access for migrant sex workers

Information about the Webinar:

Date: January 19, 2018 (Friday)

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00pm

Registration required to receive URL: 



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