Minister Tassi Visits with Seniors at Robert Nimi Nikkei Home

Minister Tassi Visits With Seniors At Robert Nimi Nikkei Home

Nikkei Place Foundation recently received $24,000 in grant funding through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). Through the Nikkei Legacy Project, we will purchase recording equipment to conduct interviews with Japanese Canadian seniors, in order to document their knowledge and experiences about their history and origins.

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On Monday, July 8, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, was welcomed on a visit to Robert Nimi Nikkei Home by Nikkei Legacy Project leader Naomi Kawamura, Executive Director at Nikkei Place Foundation, as well as partners at Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society, Cathy Makihara, Executive Director, and Ruth Coles, President of the Board. Her visit included meeting seniors, and sitting in on programs — seeing first-hand the positive impact that this grant will have in the lives of seniors at Nikkei Place. 

"We continue to build on measures that will improve the lives of Canadian seniors. In Budget 2019 our government made key investments that will help seniors enjoy a smooth transition into a financially secure, healthy and socially inclusive retirement. Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are taking more steps to empower seniors by supporting opportunities where they can benefit from and contribute to the quality of life in their communities."

– The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors

Stay tuned for more information about the Nikkei Legacy Project.