Tonari Gumi’s Vision:
To serve the needs of the Japanese Canadian community and extend a helping hand to seniors and others so that they can lead more independent, healthy, and enjoyable lives.
Tonari Gumi’s Mission:
To care and inspire through the provision of services and programs to Japanese Canadian seniors and other generations through volunteerism, community involvement and the celebration of Japanese culture.
Programs and Services
We are proud that Tonari Gumi has been able to provide a wide array of programs and services of benefit to the Japanese Canadian community for some 40 years. We try our best to meet the needs of the community in both Japanese and English.
Tonari Gumi’s services and programs are open to all individuals and membership is not required to participate. However, we encourage membership for those who participate on a regular basis because membership provides discounts and special advance information about events and programs.
We offer volunteer-led educational and recreational programs on a daily basis during weekdays, and we also offer some special workshops and other events on weekends and holidays. We have many different programs geared to a wide variety of interests.