Nikkei Place is a campus of three non-profit organizations working collectively for the good of our local, national, and international Canadian and “Nikkei” (Japanese ancestry) communities.
Together, our mandates support children, new immigrants, and seniors with engaging programs, activities, events and services.
Community organizations and businesses that operate and have offices at the Nikkei Place campus include Gladstone Japanese Language School, Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens' Association, and Suzuya Japanese Market.
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre's mission is to honour, preserve and share the history and heritage of Japanese Canadians and Japanese culture in Canada. Since September 22, 2000, the multi-use cultural space, featuring a Japanese Canadian garden located in Burnaby, BC, has offered unique programming, exhibits and events, as a community place open to all. Within the museum repository we care for 3000+ objects, 52,500+ photographs, 50+ meters of textual records, 670+ oral history recordings, and 191 film reels of historically and culturally significant items. With the addition of family and community stories every year, we ensure the legacies of people of Japanese ancestry in Canada live on into the future.
Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society
Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society's mission is to provide supportive and independent housing, and care for seniors in our community. We value Independence, Respect, Dignity, Privacy & Choice. These five cornerstones of adulthood are too often forgotten when the time comes to face the changes in lifestyle that are a natural part of aging.
NSHCHS operates two facilities:
Nikkei Place Foundation
Nikkei Place Foundation is the development arm, raising funds exclusively to support the continuing development of programs and services of Nikkei Place. We are the bridge that connects philanthropy with Nikkei history, arts, culture, community, and senior care. We fundraise and promote philanthropy throughout the year, and continually work to build the Nikkei Place Endowment Fund, which will ensure Nikkei Place can be self-sustaining in perpetuity.
We respectfully acknowledge that the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre is on the unceded traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation and the Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ - speaking Nations, including the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ, and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm, whose ancestors have cared for these lands for countless generations. We are honoured to live, learn and gather together, on Indigenous land.