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

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:

******VICTORIA DAY CLOSURE – Please note that our Library will be closed on Sunday, May 22, and the offices will be closed on Monday, May 23, for the holiday.*****



The Centre has again been approved to hire someone to assist with various tasks around the Centre this summer.  The individual must be under 30 years of age, ideally functional in French, Japanese and English, must be familiar with Microsoft Office, and must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, legally entitled to work in Canada.  This is a 30 hour/week position for 9 weeks, beginning the week of June 13. Details: 2022 Canada Summer Jobs program at JCCCM. If you are interested, please send your CV to centrejaponais@bellnet.ca by May 23.


The JCCCM’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, June 4 at 3pm, online and in person. Should you wish to attend online, please advise the office before Friday, June 3, so that we can send you the Zoom link.


Thank you to all who contributed to the JCCCM’s effort to raise funds in support of the Ukraine, at the Festival Hanami on April 9. The total collected from donations and sales of Japanese sweets, bookmarks and origami works, was $1205. These funds will be donated to Canada Ukraine Foundation.




Our first online auction was a success!  Thanks to your support, we raised over $4,200.

After your payment has been made, your items can be picked up at the JCCCM (8155 rue Rousselot, Montreal) during business hours, Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. 

Please call in advance to arrange pick-up (514-728-1996). Gift cards may be mailed; please ask when phoning us. 

All sales are final!
Please pick up your item(s) within 30 days of the end of the auction, ie May 9. 
Thank you for your cooperation!

Many thanks to the donors, including:  Au Papier Japonais, Beauté Business, Boutique MeiCo, T. forbes, Imadake Restaurant, Jatoba Restaurant, Kashima Restaurant,Kimono Marie, Koto-an Wagashi, Kyoto Fleurs, Lunch à Porter,H. Mori, Rouge Bistro & Oriental,  Saiko Bistrot, Sakao Japanese Tea, Sushi Ville, Sushi Yasu Brossard, Sushi Yasu Laprairie, Thés Guru Tokusen Store,Tosen japanese Calligraphy.

<KNIFE SHARPENING service: Wednesday, June 15, 10am – 12:30>

A maximum of 2 knives per person; $10 each for JCCCM members and $15 for non-members.  Please reserve your place, using this link.


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

New sweets of the month: Uguisu-mochi (Mochi with green soy bean powder) and Matcha Roppo-yaki with black sesame anko. 


<Natto, Miso & Koji sale>

There is a limited quantity of  Aka (miso ($5), natto ($3), koji ($12) and soya beans (Non-GMO, $7/2kg) available to purchase at the Centre. CASH ONLY. Please call for details 514-728-1996.


<LIBRARY news>

The Library opens on Wednesday and Sunday from 1pm to 4 pm and Thursday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. 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.***

<THURSDAY SENIOR DROP-IN:  Thursday, May 12 from 10:30 to 2 pm>

The lunch fee is $8. With the funding granted by Japanese Canadian Survivors Health & Wellness Fund, the Wellness Clinic will be held in conjunction with Drop-In, which will include a Taichi class for seniors following the Drop-In lunch. This activity is free of charge for Japanese Canadian Survivors (Nikkei interned during WW), $2 for non Survivors.  Please let us know if you like to participate by phone (514-782-1996) or email by Monday, May 9. Please note that the Drop -in could be cancelled depending on the COVID situation and the restrictions.

<SENIOR’S OBENTO PICK UP & DELIVERY:  Thursday, June 2 from noon to 2 pm>

Nikkei seniors can order an obento that can be picked up on Thursday, June 2 between noon and 2 pm at JCCCM. The bentos cost $20 each and will be prepared by KM Kitchen. Deadline for orders is May 26. 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 May 26. For those who can pick up, cash payment will be accepted (exact change, please).


Last year, the JCCCM transformed the front and back yard to a bee-friendly, edible garden. As we have no budget for this project, if you have extra plants that don’t require too much care, please consider bringing them to the JCCCM. Herbs (especially lavender), native flowers (both annual and perennial) and Japanese herbs are all very much welcomed. If you grow your own seedlings, please share some with us! Thank 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!

<<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          centrejaponais@bellnet.ca


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