Chinese Canadian Legends Association adopts the mission from Asian Business Network Assoication (ABNA). 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. The book collections are 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, and McGill University. Since 2018, the collections have also joined the Hong Kong Central Library, the libraries of the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chu Hai College of Higher Education and Canadian International School of Hong Kong. In the last 20 years, 124 individuals have received the award.