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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.


Two events done, one to go! Join us on May 20!

City of Surrey

GVJCCA Discover the Stories of Japanese Canadians in Surrey and learn how to share your family stories using poetry with Surrey Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar on May 20th at Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr, Surrey, from 1 to 4 p.m.  Join the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens' Association (GVJCCA) at this free event celebrating the stories of pioneer families who struggled and survived, and hear directly from descendants. Enjoy taiko drumming by Chibi Taiko and refreshments. If you have stories, experiences, and family histories of Japanese Canadians in Surrey, please share them with us. If you are able to join us in person please come and share your stories. Join us even if you don't have stories. We need to learn and share our stories. It's an important part of our country's history and must not be forgotten. Please email gvjcca@gmail.com or phone 604.777.5222 for more information or if you would like to share a story, but are unable to attend. Selected stories will be posted on our website and on display at the Surrey City Centre Library.

 

 


 

We are hiring!

We were successful in our application for a Canada Summer Jobs Grant for three summer student positions. The GVJCCA will be hiring for the positions to start in June 2017. We will be looking for an Event Coordinator whose primary responsibility is organizing our major fundraiser, the GVJCCA Wild Salmon BBQ and Musubi food booth, at the 2017 Powell Street Festival, an Archival Assistant who will be helping us go through our historical information and digitize our archives, and a Communications Administrator who will be helping with our communications, producing content for our website, social media, and organizing and maintaining our online community calendar. All three positions will also help with our special events that take place during the summer.

The eligibility requirements include being a full-time student with plans to return to full-time studies in the upcoming academic year and being legally entitled to work in BC. Please see the complete eligibility requirements and job descriptions in the job postings in the news section. If you are interested in applying for a position and meet the eligibility requirements, please email a resume and covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position to GVJCCA President at gvjcca@gmail.com 


We are also seeking part-time administrative assistance for 5 hours per week.

Key accountabilities include processing memberships and donations, updating financial records, paying invoices, responding to phone messages and emails, and provide some support to GVJCCA projects. Must demonstrate proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office and Quickbooks and strong communication skills.

For more information please check the job details listed in the news section. If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a resume and covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position to GVJCCA President at gvjcca@gmail.com

President’s Message February 2016

by Lorene Oikawa

Opening up the GVJCCA mail is always interesting to me. There is an assortment of newspapers, magazines, flyers, advertising, bills (okay, we could use less bills), and cheques from you, our members. I always get a bit excited to pull out the membership and donation slips. I see the names and wonder about the connections to our community. A special thank you to those signing up or renewing your membership, and also, for the donations! Your continued support allows us to continue our good work for our members, and for the Japanese Canadian and Japanese community, and includes producing The Bulletin magazine.

Our January was very busy with our work to organize Shinnekai, New Year’s Celebration, and Keirokai, celebrating our valued seniors and New Year’s. Thank you to GVJCCA Board Director Yuji Matson for his work on the Shinnekai Organizing Committee, along with the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society. Thank you to GVJCCA Board Director April Shimizu for her work organizing Keirokai and thank you to Tonari Gumi for their assistance with the registration. Both events were enjoyed by the participants, and it was great to see so many attend from our Japanese Canadian community. We did thank the volunteers at the events, but I would like to give another big shout out to all the volunteers. Some of the volunteers have been helping us for years. We can’t put on the events without your help so thank you so much.

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Recent News

  • GVJCCA Canada Summer Jobs Positions
    GVJCCA Canada Summer Jobs Positions

    The GVJCCA has applied for the Canada Summer Jobs Grant for three summer student positions. We have been approved, and will be hiring for three positions to start in June 2017. If you are interested in applying for a position and meet the eligibility requirements, please email a resume and covering Read more →

  • GVJCCA Job Posting for Administrative Assistant
    GVJCCA Job Posting for Administrative Assistant

    Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association is seeking part-time administrative assistance for 5 hours per week. Administrative Assistant Location: GVJCCA Office is #249 – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, second floor of the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre Position Purpose: The goal of the Administrative Assistant is to support the Read more →

  • JCCA Keirokai – January 21, 2017
    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 →

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Publishing monthly since 1958, The Bulletin/Geppo is a bilingual English/Japanese journal of Japanese Canadian community, history & culture.  EXPLORE


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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


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This bilingual Japanese/English Human Rights Guide is an online resource for those with questions surrounding rights and freedoms in Canada. EXPLORE


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Japanese Canadian Young Leaders (JCYL) Vancouver is a grassroots youth collective interested in the history, politics, arts, and culture of the Japanese Canadian community. EXPLORE

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Keep up-to-date on upcoming workshops, gatherings and other events. EXPLORE


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