Fonds RC0393 - Cooperative Committee on Japanese Canadians fonds

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Cooperative Committee on Japanese Canadians fonds

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  • 1943-1951 (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records

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This committee which was set up in June 1943 was originally called the Cooperative Committee on Japanese-Canadian arrivals in Toronto and was concerned with the problems of evacuating large numbers of Japanese-Canadians from the West coast. The first members, mainly members of the YWCA and missionary societies, were joined by representatives from YMCA, Students' Christian Movement, the Fellowship of Reconciliation and some Toronto churches. Later on, the committee lobbied for the right of Japanese-Canadians to remain in Canada rather than being sent to Japan. By then it had grown in size, containing representatives from over forty Toronto and national groups.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, publications, reports, press releases, news clippings. There are also printed materials belonging to other groups, including the Japanese Canadian Citizens Association.

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The fonds was acquired from Edith Fowke who was a member of the committee


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The <a href="">Cooperative Committee on Japanese Canadians case study</a> from <a href="">Peace and War in the 20th Century</a> online exhibit.

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