We need your support!shapeimage_1Welcome to the website of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal (JCCCM). Formally established as a non-profit, community organization in 1975, the JCCCM serves as a meeting point for the Japanese Canadian community as well as for all those interested in Japanese culture in the Greater Montreal Area. In particular, the Centre provides a focal point where the unique history and cultural heritage of the Montreal Japanese Canadian community can be sustained, promoted, and shared by all, irrespective of cultural background. With the changing demographic nature of the community, particularly the influx of immigration from Japan (from post-war to the present) as well as a large interest from individuals of non-Japanese heritage, the JCCCM also offers and supports a variety of cultural, educational, social, and recreational activities to promote and develop a spirit of mutual understanding, appreciation, and cooperation between all facets of our diverse community as well as with the general public.


We ask that hygiene measures be respected at all times while at the Centre, including sanitizing your hands and signing in at the entrance. Although wearing a mask is no longer an obligation, it is still recommended. Please postpone your visit if you have any COVID symptoms or if you have been in contact with anyone having these symptoms.

Thank you for your understanding and doing your part to slow the spread of this virus.


Opening Hours

The JCCCM office is open from Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm

(by appointment only. Call 514-728-1996)

Library Hours



IT’S ON! <ONLINE HOLIDAY AUCTION: Dec. 4 at noon until Dec. 11 at 8 pm>

For one week only! All revenues to benefit the JCCCM Capital Fundraising Campaign. 

Please visit our Auction site: JCCCM Holiday Auction 2022 | 32auctions

Thank you for your support!


<KNIFE SHARPENING Service: January 2023>

Next service will be in January 2023.

<JCCCM Scholarship Program 2023>

The purpose of this program, is to support Nikkei youth (under 30 years of age), in their pursuit of higher education, keeping in mind the importance of community involvement. Deadline for submission is December 16, 2022. For details, click here. 

<Senbei & Glico Pocky for sale>


Senbei ($2) and Glico Pocky ($2, Buy 5 and get 1 free!) are available.

They are great Christmas stocking stuffers. Or just perfect snack for munching.. Oishi-!


<LIBRARY news>

The Library opens on Wednesday and Sunday from 1pm to 4 pm and Thursday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. We ask that you keep your visit brief, in order to allow other members to use the premises and to avoid crowding. Thank you for your cooperation!

***BOOKS TO LEARN JAPANESE – We have a small selection of new and nearly new books for sale to help you with your Japanese studies. Cash only please.***



The next Drop-In will be the end of year Christmas Lunch on Thursday, December 15 from 11 am. We will enjoy obento and afternoon entertainment. All Nikkei seniors are welcome. The fee is $25. Please reserve your spot by phone (514-782-1996) or email (jcccm_yh@bellnet.ca) by December 8.

The New Year starts with Drop-In Ozoni lunch of Thursday, January 19, 2023. The fee is $8. Please let us know if you’d like to participate by phone (514-782-1996) or email (jcccm_yh@bellnet.ca)  by January 19.


Nikkei seniors can order an obento that can be picked up on Thursday, November 24 between noon and 2 pm at JCCCM. The bentos will be prepared by Bistro Isakaya and cost $20 each.  Deadline for orders is  November 17. Limited quantity. Delivery of the bento is subject to availability. Kindly pay online through the JCCCM website (www.jcccm-cccjm.ca) or send a cheque by mail prior to November 17. For those who can pick up, cash payment will be accepted (exact change, please).


The next Knife Sharpening activity will take place in November. 


There is a limited quantity of  Aka miso ($5), natto ($3), and soya beans (Non-GMO, $7/2kg) available to purchase at the Centre. CASH ONLY. Please call for details 514-728-1996.



If you know of any Nikkei seniors that may benefit from a phone call, please let us know – particularly those who may have no local family or close friends to do so.  We encourage you also to reach out to friends and family who are seniors or others who may be house bound, to make sure they are staying safe.


Your support is vital to our success. Please refer to link below, for more information.


Please support the businesses participating in our discount program. A big thank you to all the participating businesses : Myofu An Dojo, Kyoto Fleurs, Kokoro Care Packages, Beauté Business, Misa Oku, Tokusen Store, Yen cuisine japonaise, Le Fil Tranchant, Lunch à Porter, Thés Guru (formerly Oasis Salon de Thé), Dakko (enter promo code DAKJP10), Koji Soupe, who is offering a 25% discount on pantry items to members, who use the promo code JCCCM25. Also, until December 4, members can benefit from a 10% discount on regularly priced merchandise from Sunday to Wednesday at Provisions Miyamoto.

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8155 rue Rousselot, Montreal, QC H2E 1Z7         TEL:514-728-1996          centrejaponais@bellnet.ca


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