The Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA) is a non-profit organization that builds communities, and advocates for social justice primarily for people in Canada of Japanese heritage, and their families. The GVJCCA is the publisher of The Bulletin/Geppo, a journal of Japanese Canadian community, history & culture.
Speaking out about our collective concern about the short timeline for the nominations for Japanese Canadian historical places has been effective. On September 8, 2016, Heritage BC announced an extended deadline to November 30, 2016.
On July 7, 2016, the Province of BC announced a call for nominations for historically significant Japanese Canadian places in British Columbia to be officially recognized. The deadline was set for September 9, 2016. The NAJC and GVJCCA along with other Japanese Canadian groups and individuals were concerned and spoke up about the short timeline. We want to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to hear about the call and submit nominations. We have created a Facebook page, JC Sites BC, to provide a forum for discussion and sharing information about the nominations process. We have also set up a document so we can try to track nominations made and in progress. Seeing where there are gaps may encourage people to submit nominations and help each other so that important historical sites are not being missed. Please see the September edition of The Bulletin for more information and JC Sites BC on Facebook.
Media Release: Japanese Canadian Community Organizes so History is Not Forgotten
Vancouver, BC: Japanese Canadian community organizations and individuals have joined together and launched a Facebook page, JC Sites BC, in response to a provincial government call for nominations for historically significant Japanese Canadian places. Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA) president Lorene Oikawa says, “We want to ensure Read more →
GVJCCA Legacy of Redress Forum: What it means to be Muslim in Canada today.
The GVJCCA Human Rights Committee is presenting another Legacy of Redress Forum sharing the perspective of what it means to be Muslim in Canada today. Guest speakers are Itrath Syed, PhD Candidate of School of Communication at SFU and teacher of Women’s Studies, Langara College, and Hasan Alam, a lawyer working on Read more →
Media Release: Recognition of Japanese Canadian Historic Sites
Recognition of Japanese Canadian Historic Sites ***Heritage BC has extended the nominations deadline to November 30, 2016*** Aug. 22, 2016 For IMMEDIATE RELEASE What historic places in B.C.’s Japanese Canadian history do you feel should be recognized as significant for future generations? The Japanese Canadian community wants your input!On July 7th, Read more →
Honouring Our People Book Launch
by Lorene Oikawa It turned out to be a nice day. Sometimes when the weather is too good, it discourages people from attending indoor events. That wasn’t the case with the GVJCCA Honouring Our People book launch. The room was packed with about 60 people including about 15 storytellers and Read more →
GVJCCA invites you to the Hiroshima – Vancouver Peace Concert
Please join us on Tuesday, August 9, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm for the Hiroshima – Vancouver Peace Concert at Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre 6688 Southoaks, Burnaby, BC, featuring special guests from Japan who will be performing traditional Japanese court music, classical dancing, singing, and a demonstration of Read more →
Publishing monthly since 1958, The Bulletin/Geppo is a bilingual English/Japanese journal of Japanese Canadian community, history & culture. EXPLORE
The GVJCCA Human Rights Committee works with and supports the Japanese Canadian community, other human rights groups, and ethno-cultural organizations to promote human rights, and combat racism and discrimination, locally and internationally. EXPLORE
This bilingual Japanese/English Human Rights Guide is an online resource for those with questions surrounding rights and freedoms in Canada. EXPLORE