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.


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




<Everyone Can Kimono: Saturday, April 29 from 1:30 pm – 5 pm>

Kimono Fashion Show & Bazaar Shopping Event at JCCCM!

Come learn about the traditional garment of Japan. Different stylists and businesses from Montreal will showcase a range of kimono from kids, casual, formal, and modern styles. FREE admission. 

Fashion Show 13h30-14h30   

Bazaar 14h30-17h00

Fashion show seats limited. First come, first served.

Please note that some vendors accept cash only. Please bring reusable bags. 

👘Vendors present: Kimono Yuki. Kimono Marie. Boutique Meico. Atelier Tsubaki. KoikiJPN. SA Design by Sasa. Kimono Tsuki.  🍵Tea and snacks by Thés Guru.

<KODOMO CLUB – Friday, April 14 & 28, from 11 am – 3pm>

Come join us at Kodomo Club with your little ones! It’s a playgroup of Japanese-speaking families with young children to socialize and to exchange various information concerning raising children in Montreal. There will be a Japanese story-time at Kodomo Club this month. Contact us at kodomoclub.montreal@gmail.com for more info.


<KAIWA LANGUAGE EXCHANGE: Sunday, April 23, 1:30-3:30 pm>

Kaiwa is back in-person, on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, from 1:30 – 3:30pm.  Open to JCCCM members only.  Limited space, no charge – sign up required.  We ask that a minimum level of Japanese is required to participate; JLPT N5 / approx. JCCCM level 2B.  To become a JCCCM member, visit our Membership page. Please reserved your spot at JCCCM Échange linguistique KAIWA language exchange (signupgenius.com), and kindly respect your reservation.

<JCCCM Scholarship Program 2023>

 Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the 2023 JCCCM Scholarship, Sean Wolanyk.  Sean is currently pursuing a B.A. in Architecture at McGill.  In addition to being a taiko student, he has also volunteered at recent JCCCM events, such as the Mochi-tsuki and Holiday Bazaar.  We applaud Sean’s implication in the local community and wish him much success in future endeavours.

<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 is scheduled on Thursday, April 13 from 10:30. The lunch fee is $8. Thanks to funding granted by Japanese Canadian Survivors Health & Wellness Fund, the Wellness Clinic will be held in conjunction with Drop-In, which will be Foot care for Japanese Canadian Survivors (Nikkei interned during WW). Reservation required. Limited space. The Wellness Clinic is free of charge for Japanese Canadian Survivors (Nikkei interned during WW). Please let us know if you would like to participate by phone (514-728-1996) or email (jcccm_yh@bellnet.ca) by Monday, April 10.


There is a limited quantity of  miso (Shiro, $6) , natto (200g, $4), Koji ($13/appx. 730g) and soya beans (Non-GMO, $8/2kg) 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 japonaiseLunch à Porter, Thés Guru (formerly Oasis Salon de Thé), La brasserie San-O(formaly Koji Soupe) , MTL Shamisen Project .

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


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