Our mission is to sustain the good work that happens at Nikkei Place for future generations


Mission & Values

Our mission at Nikkei Place Foundation is to ensure the future of Nikkei Place — a unique campus that not only shares the history, heritage and culture of the Nikkei (Japanese Canadian) community through diverse programs, events, and exhibits, but also supports the care of seniors.

We honour our Japanese Canadian community’s legacies and believe it is important to inspire the potential of the next generation for a better Canada. To sustain the good work that happens at Nikkei Place now, and for future generations, we need your help.

As the charitable fundraising office for 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 receive and manage various types of donations, and exclusively disburse funds and property to our Nikkei Place partner charities — Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre and Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society.

Together we can change lives and shape our community for the better.

Learn more (below) about our community at Nikkei Place, and how we are working to honour our Nikkei legacies and care for our community.

Nikkei Place

Nikkei Place is a campus made up of 3 diverse non-profit organizations that work collectively for the good of the “Nikkei” (Japanese Canadian) community: Nikkei Place Foundation (NPF), Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC), and Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society (NSHCHS).

Together, our mandates support children, new immigrants, and seniors with engaging programs, activities, events and services.

I’ve learned a lot through being involved here at Nikkei Place — whether it be about the internment, Japanese culture in general, or my family’s history… people need to come here to appreciate all that happens here, to see that we have a great facility with lots of interesting programs, and that we have a caring place for elderly people to live.
— Fred Yada, Nikkei Legacy Circle Member & NPF Director

Our Partners


nikkei seniors health care and housing society (nshchs)

The NSHCHS is a non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to providing supportive housing and programs for Japanese seniors. The Society operates two residential facilities: Robert Nimi Nikkei Home, a supportive housing and assisted living residence, and New Sakura-so, a housing complex for independent seniors aged 55+

Learn more: seniors.nikkeiplace.org


Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (nnmcc)

The NNMCC is a non-profit charitable organization that runs Nikkei Centre, a multi-use facility in Burnaby that offers cultural programs and community activities, as well as Nikkei National Museum, one of the largest museums dedicated to sharing the legacy of Nikkei history and heritage in Canada.

Learn more: centre.nikkeiplace.org