Japanese Canadian Survivors Health & Wellness Fund Launches 

Seniors Health & Wellness • February 6, 2024

On February 1, 2024, the online application portal for the Japanese Canadian Survivors Health and Wellness Fund (JCSHWF) opened to Survivors across the country.  The Team has diligently worked to create an application process that is simple and efficient, and ensures that your information is secure and protected.

Outreach Workers are available across Canada to support JC Survivors with their applications and will be hosting regional events to provide more information and assist with applications in-person.

The online application will be accessible on our website, jcwellness.org from February 1 until March 31, 2025. Applications can be filled out by a Survivor, a trusted representative, or an Outreach Worker.

Two grants are available for Japanese Canadian Survivors

Grant 1 ($650) is for Survivors who did not receive the grant that was offered between September 1 to October 31, 2021.

Grant 2 ($4500) is a new grant to support living Survivors with their individual Health & Wellness needs.

Eligible Survivors must:

• be of Japanese descent

• be born before April 1, 1949

• have lived in British Columbia before April 1, 1949, OR had parents or grandparents who lived in British Columbia before April 1, 1949

• have been directly impacted by the actions of the BC government before April 1, 1949

All grant applications will go through a validation process. Outreach Workers will be contacting each applicant to securely validate their eligibility and identity. Once applications are processed, a cheque will be mailed to the Survivor within 6 – 8 weeks.

Please check our website jcwellness.org for further information regarding the grants, eligibility criteria, documents to prepare and frequently asked questions. The website will be updated prior to the launch on February 1 with more information.

We, the Board of Directors and staff, appreciate your patience, and eagerly anticipate the February 1st launch with you.

– Joanne Miyazaki, Executive Director, and the JCSHWFS Team

Help Line: 250.797.6300 |  email: help@jcwellness.org | Website www.jcwellness.org

Japanese Canadian Legacies are initiatives that honour our elders past and present. We are grateful to be doing this work on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples.