For decades, Japanese Canadians and new immigrant seniors have come to rely on Tonari Gumi as a home-away-from home, a place to meet friends, and a place to find support.
In 2013 Tonari Gumi moved to 42 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, a move made possible by a key supporter. With this wonderful gift bestowed upon us, it is our responsibility to raise the funds to make this Japanese community resource centre meaningful and accessible to the community.
So, your support is critical to help maintain this organization. Your donation will be used to provide programs and services that help care for and support our seniors at our Japanese community resource centre in the community.
Your donation will also be used to maintain and grow our resource centre to provide a unique environment for all generations of Japanese Canadians, new immigrants, and all Canadians, to come together to support one another, exchange information, share experiences and create lasting friendships.
Please help ensure the people we love receive the care and support they need to live happy lives when they need it.
As a non profit organization, we can’t survive without your donations and voluntary assistance. While we apply for as much governmental and foundational assistance as possible, this is still not enough. By donating to Tonari Gumi you help us reach more people and provide more programs! Donate Here
Founded in 1974 Tonari Gumi initially Served as the epicentre of the Japanese Canadian community in Vancouver which was still recovering after the shock of interment during the Second World War. For decades, Japanese Canadians and new immigrant seniors have come to rely on Tonari Gumi as a home-away-from home, a place to meet friends, and a place to find support. Read More
Volunteer at Tonari Gumi
Often we think of volunteering as a one sided exchange, in which a volunteer gives their service and affection to seniors. However, on the other hand volunteers receive many important gifts from those they serve. Through volunteer activities they gain important experiences for themselves that they can share with their friends and families, they gain an appreciation for the past and the experiences of others, and they gain a greater sense of compassion and kindness towards others. Read More
Tonari Gumi cares for people through services which we provide directly to seniors either over the phone or directly in person via our volunteers. We have several services for seniors focusing on people who are home-bound such as friendly visitations, Telephone Buddies, and Senior Assistance in Translation. Read More
Tonari Gumi provides numerous Programs which seniors can attend at our Tonari Gumi community centre. These include our numerous workshops and seminars on topics such as Tablet and Ipad use, as well as Senior outings and walking tours. Read More
"our mission is 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."
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