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.
Happy Labour Day!
We've been enjoying meeting up with GVJCCA members, and members of the public at our events and at festivals throughout the summer. Members like the convenience of renewing their membership in person, hearing about the recent work of the GVJCCA, and picking up a copy of our book, Honouring Our People.
GVJCCA president Lorene Oikawa and new GVJCCA admin assistant Mitsuyo Okamoto were at the annual Nikkei Matsuri and spent some time talking about the projects we are working on.
Starting in September, Mitsuyo will be working at the GVJCCA office #249 on the second floor at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre on Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. You can drop by and renew your membership or buy a copy of Honouring Our People.
You can also contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone 604.777.5222 and via Canada Post, mail to GVJCCA 249 - 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7
Happy Labour Day!
Farewell and thank you to our 2017 Summer Students
Farewell and thank you to our GVJCCA Summer Students for 2017
(l to r) Jessica Fletcher, Communications Administrator; Atieh Yekta, Event Coordinator; Joe Liao, Archival Assistant
It feels like just yesterday we were welcoming you. Thank you for your hard work, creativity, and dedication to make our annual BBQ musubi food booth and wild salmon barbecue, community booth, and all of our events and ongoing work a huge success.
Thank you, and best of luck with your studies.
Annual GVJCCA Wild Salmon BBQ, Musubi Food Booth, and Community Photo Booth
Join us at our annual GVJCCA Wild Salmon BBQ & Musubi SPAM Sushi Booth, and our Community Photo Booth at the 41st Powell Street Festival. You can enjoy a delicious fresh salmon dinner with rice and salad, and Musubi (sweet and salty grilled pork on sushi rice and wrapped with Read more →
JCCA Keirokai – January 21, 2017
JCCA Keirokai is our annual celebration to respect our elders. “Kei” is Japanese for honour or respect and “ro” refers to elders, and this annual event is our way to pay tribute to the seniors in our community. Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 1 to 4 p.m. Nikkei Centre, 6688 Read more →
NAJC Statement – U.S. Election and Racist Acts in Canada
The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) and Japanese Canadians join with Japanese Americans and allies who are denouncing the racist acts and rhetoric following the US election. The election of Donald Trump appears to have emboldened many to speak and act on their belief that differences in race, ethnicity, 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