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


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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. $5 each, cash only please.***


Thursday, August 25 from noon to 2 pm: Freshly made Japanese sweets and a rice dish are available for takeout or eat-in. All Nikkei seniors are welcomed.


There will be no Drop-In held in August.


This service will resume in the Fall, with the return of cooler weather.


This Fall, we’re happy to be able to offer on-site courses in level 1A. Other courses will be available online. Registration begins this weekend, as the new schedule will be available online at that time. For more information, please contact us at centrejaponais@bellnet.ca.


The next Knife Sharpening activity will take place on Wednesday, September 7, between 10am – 12:30pm. A maximum of 2 knives per person; $10 each for JCCCM members and $15 for non-members. Please reserve your place, using this link: JCCCM Knife Sharpening Service: September 2022 (signupgenius.com)


There is a limited quantity of  shiro 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.



We have a limited quantity of Japanese sweets for sale; daifuku, roppoyaki and dorayaki ($7/pkg – $5 for JCCCM members) Cash only, please.




Matsuri Japon is back and will take place on Saturday, August 13 from 11am until 7pm.  They are looking for volunteers to fill in positions in various different departments. A thank you party will be held for all volunteers one week later. Please register here: https://festivaljapon.com/volunteer


Come and visit our booth at the Matsuri for information about the activities and Japanese language courses at the JCCCM. Japanese sweets, books, Japanese theme bookmarks will be available. CASH ONLY. Please bring your own bags.


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.


Last year, the JCCCM transformed the front and back yard to a bee-friendly, edible garden. Thanks to Mrs. M. Hori, we have flowers and herbs in our front yard. If you’re able to give us a hand with maintenance the gardens, please let us know.


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


We will hold a Survivors’ Reunion in September, to celebrate the remaining Survivors of the BC Internment camps.  All Survivors are welcome to attend and will be contacted by mail this summer.  This event is funded by the Japanese Canadian Survivors Health and Wellness Fund.  If you or someone you know is a Survivor, and you believe we may not have their mailing address, please contact us at 514-728-1996 or 514-728-5580.


(The following description contains references to sexual abuse.)

 On June 15, 2015 the Bishops of Calgary and New Westminster presented an apology on behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada to the Japanese Canadian survivors of Mr. Nakayama’s sexual abuse. Mr. Nakayama abused hundreds of children across Canada during his tenure as a priest in the Anglican Church. In April 2021 a 5-year, $610,000 Healing Fund was authorized by the Anglican Church of Canada.

 If you are a survivor of Mr. Nakayama’s abuse, or a member of a survivor family, and you were enrolled in an accredited program on or after June 15, 2015 you are eligible to apply for an education grant. The Healing Fund welcomes most forms of education, including training programs, vocational courses, college, or university.

 The application period is open year-round with applications being reviewed every semester. The next application review period will be in September, 2022, for applications received in May, June, July and August 2022. Grant award amounts may vary with a maximum award amount of $10,000.

 See https://www.anglicanhealingfundforjapanesecanadians.com/ for more details.


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.

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


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