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 wearing your mask and sanitizing your hands. Also, please postpone your visit if you
have any COVID symptoms or if you have been in contact with anyone having these

At the moment, in Quebec, all adults can make their appointment to receive the COVID vaccine, free of charge.  You can make your appointment by phoning 1-877-644-4545 or online.  An instructional document  is also available (in French only) to help you with your online reservation. Please check the latest updates, as the age restrictions change frequently.

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

(message updated on May 16, 2021)


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


<KNIFE SHARPENING service: Thursday, July 15 from 10am – 12:30>

RESERVATION ONLY. For more info, click here.

To make reservation:  JCCCM: JCCCM Knife Sharpening Service, July 2021 (signupgenius.com)


There is a limited quantity of Shiro  and Rose miso ($5), natto ($3), koji ($12) and soya beans (Non-GMO, $6/2kg) available to purchase at the Centre. Please call for details 514-728-1996.

<LIBRARY news>

The Library is open this summer on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30am to 3:30pm as well on Wednesday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. However, please be advised that you must follow the usual sanitary guidelines (sanitize your hands, wear your mask at all times and please stay home if you or anyone you have been in contact with, show symptoms of COVID). In addition, as we will allow only one (1) adult at a time to use the library, we ask that you keep your visit brief and refrain from socializing during this time. 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.***


On Thursdays, beginning July 8, until August 26, between noon and 3pm, volunteers will prepare Japanese sweets for members to purchase and enjoy at home. The selection will be limited and will vary from week to week. Cash only, please. During this time, Nikkei seniors are invited to chat and have tea with their sweets. Due to physical distancing, space is limited. First come, first served. 


Seven levels of Japanese courses will be offered this Fall. Click here for schedule and details. 


In support of the Aboriginal survivors of residential schools, the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba (JCAM) is in the process of gathering origami cranes, tsuru, to make senbazuru (mobile of 1,000 tsuru), in order to present them to the First Nations Health Authority and the Nak’azdli Whut’en community in British Columbia.  According to Japanese legend, anyone who folds 1,000 cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. The JCCCM is looking for your assistance in folding tsuru, which we will collect and send to the JCAM, so that our local community can participate in some small way in this project.  As requested by them, kindly bring your folded tsuru (unopened, with the neck/head not folded, using 15cm paper), to the JCCCM by July 30, and we will send them to Manitoba. If anyone who would like to participate, requires origami paper, we would be happy to provide some for you.


We’re pleased announce that our current members, upon presentation of their membership card, can benefit from discounts at various businesses around town. We’re adding new participants regularly, so check Member Benefits page often!

NEW!! MIYAMOTO SUMMER PROMOTION: 10% off regular priced purchases upon presentation of the JCCCM card Sundays to Wednesdays. Promotion ends August 25, 2021. Miyamoto Japanese Food and Gift ware: 383 Victoria Avenue, Westmount, QC H3Z 2N4, Tel: 514-481-1952

NEW participant, Koji Soupe! JCCCM member, can benefit from  25 % discount that is applied to all the pantry items on your online orders using the promo code at checkout. The promo code can be found in the JCCCM activity email that is sent to the JCCCM members monthly. 

<<We’re looking for Nikkei/Japan related businesses in Montreal area who are interested in joining our JCCCM Members’ Discount Program by offering discount to the current JCCCM members. It’s free of charge to participate. Participate businesses are introduced on our websiteMember Benefits page ) and our social media outlets and on the monthly JCCCM activity info email to the members. For more info, please contact Yoko (jcccm_yh@bellnet.ca) .>>


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


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