Vancouver Japanese Welfare Association

Vancouver Japanese Welfare Association

The Vancouver Japanese Welfare Association was a branch of the Greater Vancouver Community Chest and operated from 1943 until early 1942. It conducted welfare work in the Japanese Canadian community in Vancouver and ran a tuberculosis clinic in cooperation with the City Health Department of Vancouver, BC. People involved in the organization include Yorisaburo Uchida (vice-president).


OrgNameVancouver Japanese Welfare Association
Custodian Identification Number15646


Custodian Case Files (1)


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