Tonari Gumi’s Vision
To serve the needs of the Japanese Canadian community and extend a helping hand to seniors and others so that they can lead more independent, healthy, and enjoyable lives.
Tonari Gumi’s Mission
To care and inspire through the provision of services and programs to Japanese Canadian seniors and other generations through volunteerism, community involvement and the celebration of Japanese culture.
Programs and Services
We are proud that Tonari Gumi has been able to provide a wide array of programs and services of benefit to the Japanese Canadian community for some 40 years. We try our best to meet the needs of the community in both Japanese and English.
Tonari Gumi’s services and programs are open to all individuals and membership is not required to participate. However, we encourage membership for those who participate on a regular basis because membership provides discounts and special advance information about events and programs.
We offer volunteer-led educational and recreational programs on a daily basis during weekdays, and we also offer some special workshops and other events on weekends and holidays. We have many different programs geared to a wide variety of interests.
101-42 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Canada V5Y 1M7
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Tonari Gumi was founded in 1974 with the goal of improving the lives of Vancouver's Issei population, many of whom were living desperate lives in the rooming houses of Vancouver's downtown eastside.
Board of Directors
As a grassroots, community-driven organization, Tonari Gumi depends of its Board of Directors to oversea its goals and aspirations so as to always serve the community to the best of its ability.
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