Resilience Fundraiser

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre needs your support to continue serving the community, and fulfill our mission to:

honour, preserve and share Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada.

We started 2020 with big plans — to bring the community together in celebrating the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC) 20-year anniversary. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of our facility in mid-March. With our gradual re-opening beginning June 2, we face unprecedented financial and operational challenges to our organization, and our ability to serve the community.

You can help protect our community’s historical records and family stories.

Our repository houses over 41,000 photographs, 38 meters of textual records, 650 oral history recordings, 156 film reels, and over 2600 objects and artworks to preserve Japanese Canadian history. We deliver creative cultural and community programs, events, exhibits, historical internment camp bus tours, teaching material to compliment the BC Curriculum, and connections to people of all ages and backgrounds from around the world.

As the NNMCC re-opens following Phase 2 and 3 provincial guidelines, our regular lifelines of revenue are being significantly affected. Venue rentals, events, public and school programs will not be the same, and we are facing significant challenges to fulfilling our mission and honouring our commitment to the Japanese Canadian community. 

Over the past 20 years and more, the NNMCC has been supported by the generous contributions from countless individuals, families and business organizations. We rely on annual community fundraising events to raise significant operating funds to fulfill our mission. Given that we are unable to host these events in the usual way this year due to the prohibition of large gatherings as result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking for your continued financial support now to secure the future of the NNMCC.

Your gift today can have double the impact! Donate now until September 22, 2020 (our official anniversary date), and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of $100,000.

Through a special matching-gift challenge from a generous group of donors, donations we receive from now until September 22, 2020 (our official anniversary date) for the NNMCC's Resilience Fundraiser will double dollar for dollar up to a total of $100,000.

Please consider making a donation and help us reach our goal to raise $250,000 for essential operational funding. 

Download Donation Form PDF - Return via email to kgoshinmon[at] or in-person at Nikkei Centre Reception, Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm