What’s New


The 21th Annual Holiday Drive

JSS 21th Annual Holiday Drive Japanese Social Services is starting its annual Holiday Drive Program. It is our hope that members of the community will continue to express their goodwill and caring by participating and contributing to this year’s the 21th Holiday Drive. In the past, the Holiday Drive has centered around the community gathering […]


Momiji & JSS: e-Learning Series

Momiji & JSS Present: e-Learning Series 2020 September Sessions – Open for Registration!! Not having much opportunity to meet people due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us to learn variety of skills and knowledge from cooking to health! Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services provide online e-Learning sessions via “Zoom”, an online meeting […]


e-Learning Session: Depression

Online e-Learning Session “Learn about Depression” Presented by Momiji & JSS 1-hour online session (Zoom) each to learn about Depression, will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS), on Wednesday, Sep 9, 2 – 3 pm. *Held only in Japanese What is this session about? Being isolated at home, not […]


e-Learning Session: Powers of Attorney and Will

Momiji & JSS Online e-Learning Session Powers of Attorney and Will Wednesday, September 23 2 – 3 pm (Japanese); 3:30 – 4:30 pm (English) 1-hour online session (Zoom) to learn about Powers of Attorney and Will from Nozomi (Zoe) Smith, an estate lawyer practicing in Ontario, will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and […]

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JSS is looking for volunteer board members!

Japanese Social Services (JSS) is a nonprofit charitable organization providing culturally sensitive, professional social services, such as counselling, information services, case management, and a variety of other programs, mainly to members of the Japanese ethno-cultural community in GTA. We are seeking qualified candidates to fill 5 vacancies in our 10-member Board of Directors. The Board […]

The 31th AGM

We will hold the 31th AGM at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25th, 2020. Please refer to the attached documents for further information.


Online Session: COVID-19 & Face Masks

Online e-Learning Session COVID-19 and Face Masks Presented by Momiji & JSS **New: Date (English session) has changed to Aug 5** 1-hour online session (Zoom) to learn about face masks with regard to COVID-19 from geriatric nurse, will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS), in English, on Wednesday, Aug […]


Online Session: Natto, Shio Koji & Miso Making

Online e-Learning Session “Making Natto at Home” “Shio Koji & Miso Making” Presented by Momiji & JSS 1-hour online session (Zoom) each to learn about these popular Japanese food/ingredients, will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS), on Wednesday, Aug 26 afternoon. *Separate registration required. 2 – 3 pm: Natto […]


Online Cooking Session (in Japanese)

Online Japanese Cooking Session How to make Kouji & Miso Presented by Momiji & JSS Online session to learn how to make Kouji (rice malt) and Miso will be provided by Momiji Health Care Society, with Japanese Social Services (JSS) as a co-host, in Japanese. Session 1: How to make Kouji and Shio (salt) Kouji […]


JSS Services During the Emergency Period

JSS continues to offer counselling and information services via the phone/internet. Further, during the State of Emergency, all JSS services will be offered free of charge for the people experiencing hardship related to COVID-19. All our programs are temporarily suspended; however, planning is underway to deliver some of the programs in an online format. 【Current […]


COVID-19: Be aware of scams!

Index: COVID-19 Types of COVID-19 Scams COVID-19 Cyber Scams Summary – What to watch out   “Recognize. Reject. Report.” Sadly, there are already many scams related to COVID-19 offering for tests, household services, and protective items like masks and clothing. Below are some examples. For more list of COVID-19 scams, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre […]


COVID-19: Support for Seniors

Index: Grocery shops with special hours Food Hamper Delivery (City of Toronto) Grocery Delivery Service Friendly Neighbour Hotline (UHN) North York Toronto Health Partners Helplines Toronto Seniors Helpline Seniors Safety Line Online/Remote Programs Dementia / Alzheimer Care (Alzheimer Society Toronto) Senior Social / Recreational Programs (Sprint Senior Care)   1.  Grocery shops with Special Hours […]


COVID-19: Updates on Law and Legal Services(CLEO)

Index (1)  Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) Employment and Work Family Law Abuse and Family Violence Housing Law Immigration and Refugee Tribunals and Courts (2)  Others Rent Payment (1)  Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) Go to the section of Step to Justice project, to see the full Q&As for the legal information updates by CLEO, […]


COVID-19: Taking Care of Mental Health

Index: (1) Mental Health (general) Coping with stress and anxiety / quarantine & isolation / Crisis Text Line / Toronto Distress Centre / Assaulted Women’s Helpline (2) Children’s Mental Health How to talk to kids about COVID-19 / Resources for children / Hot Line children can contact by themselves / Coping with feelings about the […]


COVID-19:Other Resources

The situation and recommendations around COVID-19 can change very frequently, sometimes within one day. We try our best to provide updated information, however, we appreciate your understanding towards our limited capacity. Please let our Community Outreach Worker (programs@jss.ca) know if you find certain information on this section is outdated.   COVID-19:Other Resources Index (click below […]


Message from President

By David Ikeda To all members of the JSS community, I know these are extremely challenging times and that we must do our part to help slow the spread of the Covid 19 Virus.  We will remain open and are committed to helping the vulnerable people in our community.  However there will be severe restrictions […]