As JSS continues to work for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, your generous support is needed more than ever. With our key fundraising opportunities such as the Toronto Challenge Charity Marathon being cancelled, we are experiencing a difficult financial situation. Please consider donating to help us support our community via cheques, online transfers, […]
With generous supports from the community and funders, Japanese Social Services has been able to provide high-quality counselling service by qualified, bilingual (Japanese – English) counsellors at extremely low user fees for many years. Please check here for details. Based on a user survey outcome and recent consultation with internal and external experts, we have […]
As a new addition to JSS board, I am excited and humbled to be a part of the family. I have been a nurse in Canada and in the U.S. for 12 years at both acute care and the community setting. As much as I want to contribute my humble experience to JSS, I would […]
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REPORT ON EVENT Longtime JSS Board Member Tokugi Suyama honoured by JCCC Longtime board member and former counselling supervisor, Tokugi Suyama was honoured by the JCCC with the Ishizue Award. Both he and his deceased brother Kunio were given the honour on April 18, 2019, along with 5 other individuals who have made “exceptional contributions […]
JSS BOARD OF DIRECTORS: A snapshot of what’s on our agenda Workplace Values The Board approved the JSS Workplace Values put forward by the Executive Committee and the printed sign that will go up in the office. Thanks to Anthony Liliefeldt, a long time supporter of JSS and design expert, for designing the sign for […]
Board Members The Board regrets that Anthony Liliefeldt and Michi Chun are no longer able to serve as board members due to other personal and professional obligations. We are grateful for the valuable contributions they made as board members and their continued commitment to supporting JSS in other capacities. The Board is delighted to welcome […]
JSS BOARD OF DIRECTORS: A Snapshot of What’s on Our Agenda JSS Board of Directors Workplace Training With the start of 2019, JSS is embarking on its obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) ensuring that everyone — staff, volunteers, and Board members — receives training. JSS is also looking into other […]
On September JSS held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch. It was a pleasure for members of the JSS Board of Directors to meet some of the amazing and talented volunteers that are the heart of JSS. Once again, the ‘Human BINGO’ icebreaker turned into a fierce competition. As they have done many years in the […]
The Halloween candy has been given out to the trick-or-treaters and the stores are already filled with Christmas decorations. The balmy weather of the summer is a distant memory, but the second Saturday of July stands out in the minds of the JSS Staff and Board Members. July 14 was the 2018 JCCC Summer Festival […]
Mary Shinko Nagata Kato was featured in the March 2018 issue of the JSS Newsletter. The article mentioned how excited Mary was about her upcoming 96th birthday. On March 30, 2018, Mary celebrated the milestone surrounded by her beloved and devoted family. Sadly, on May 1 Mary passed away. Her physical passing left a hole […]
JSS Newsletter Information Contributions and Feedback The JSS Email Newsletter welcomes contributions from JSS members and the public. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Health and Wellness (physical, emotional, psychological) Life Lessons (Profiles of Community Members, personal experiences) Book and Movie Reviews Recipes Travel 2018 Publication Schedule The JSS Email Newsletter will be […]
Between January to June 2016, Incredible Years (IY), a 14-week parenting program, was co-provided by JSS and Toronto Public Health (TPH), targeting Japanese-speaking mothers with children 2-6 years of age.
By Chie Takano Reeves, Community Outreach Worker.
Hello everyone. My name is Chie and I am a JSS staff member managing the programs, volunteers and some counselling services. What follows is a summary report of the 2015 JSS programs. Time flies quickly and there is only a month left in the year 2015.
In 2013, JSS achieved the latest record of program attendance. The total number of program participants was 3,247, which was the highest number for past 6 years.