Community & Culture

$15 Million

The Community and Culture Fund of $15 Million provides the most discretionary funding, and this funding is the most forward looking, with potential to support young Japanese Canadians across Canada.

A $14 Million Community Fund has been launched, with grants for all Japanese Canadians divided into six streams: community projects, infrastructure, arts, sports, scholarships, and intergenerational wellness.

$2.25 Million is set aside for capacity building for the NAJC with hopes that the organization increases its staffing capacity and continues to build better organizational support in Canada

$750 Thousand is set aside for a community space in an historic area in Vancouver.

The next six months will be early planning cycles for both BC heritage sites & the community fund.

Funding Available

The $14 million Community Fund addresses the enduring intergenerational impact that government actions had on the community.

National Association of Japanese Canadians

Established in 1947, NAJC is the sole national JC community representative in Canada. We oversee regional member organizations nationwide. NAJC played a pivotal role in securing the Redress Settlement for WWII injustices against JCs, including internment, deportation, and property seizures.

Community Space in Historic Vancouver

A community space is being planned for the Downtown Eastside area of Vancouver, a major site of the prewar Japanese Canadian community. We will have updates over the coming months.

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.