A young volunteer gets some hands-on experience at the Nikkei Matsuri Family Festival in Burnaby, BC. The Toyota Canada Foundation recently announced that it will support volunteerism and mentorship programs at Nikkei Place.
VANCOUVER, B.C. July 18, 2016 –The Toyota Canada Foundation is donating $25,000 to Vancouver’s Nikkei Place Foundation to support volunteering and mentorship programs for future leaders.
The donation will directly support Nikkei Place Foundation’s “Future Leaders – Volunteer and Mentorship Development” initiative by providing leaders of tomorrow with important tools and support through comprehensive volunteering and mentorship programming.
Committed to the growth of Canada’s future generations, the Toyota Canada Foundation is strongly focused on advancing educational initiatives. The donation builds upon this long-standing commitment through the Nikkei Place Foundation and its promise to educate, engage and develop future leaders in the community.
“The Toyota Canada Foundation is committed to partnering with like-minded future-focused organizations and investing in programs that educate and develop Canada’s next generations,” said Larry Hutchinson, President, Toyota Canada Foundation. “We’re proud to support the Nikkei Place Foundation with their efforts to foster the growth of future leaders.”
“Programs such as the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre’s Future Leaders initiative encompass the Nikkei Place Foundation’s commitment to community volunteerism and mentorship,” stated Robert Banno, President, Nikkei Place Foundation. “With the fantastic support of Toyota Canada Foundation, we are able to bring this leading edge initiative to reality.”
About the Toyota Canada Foundation
The Toyota Canada Foundation is a national not-for-profit, private charitable foundation, with a long-standing commitment to the Environment, Education and Safety. The Foundation supports charitable and non-profit organizations dedicated to good work in these areas.
About Nikkei Place Foundation
Nikkei Place Foundation is here to ensure that Nikkei Place is supported for future generations to learn, share and enjoy in all that Nikkei Place has to offer — Japanese Canadian history, cultural traditions and exchange, community interaction, and supportive services for all ages and backgrounds.