The mission of the Asian Business Network Association (ABNA) is to promote harmonious community relations and recognize role models in the Chinese Community.
ABNA is a non-profit organization established in 1994. Activities include the Chinese Canadian Legend Award Project, charity activities and partnering with other community organizations to provide community services. In 2000, ABNA initiated the Chinese Canadian Legend Award to recognize and honour Chinese Canadians who have attained outstanding achievements and significant contributions to our global community and Canada. Recipients receive accolades with the presentation of an award at the Award Gala and their inspiring stories are published in the Chinese Canadian Legend book series. These book collections are being kept in the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library at the University of Toronto, as well as the libraries at University of Ottawa, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, McGill University and Hong Kong Baptist University. In the last 18 years, over 100 individuals have received the award.