As a registered BC Society and charity, the Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall and its Board of Directors is responsible to a membership drawn from its community and supporters. Becoming a member of a society is an important civic duty and a valuable way to support and contribute to organizations and causes that make our communities better, more resilient, and inclusive. 

Founded in 1906, we have over 114 years of history in British Columbia thanks to generations of members and supporters who believed in our mission and helped chart our path forward. Please find below a brief summary of our history as an organization and how our members guided and supported us to where we are today.

BC州公認の組合・慈善団体として、バンクーバー日本語学校並びに日本人会館 (VJLS-JH) とその理事は当コミュニティ・支援者の中からメンバーシップを得る皆様に責任を負います。団体の会員になるということは市民として大事な義務を負い、VJLS-JHを有意義な形でサポートし貢献することで、我々のコミュニティをより良く、より逆境に強く、インクルーシブなものにするきっかけを作るということです。

1906年の創立以来、当団体はBC州で114年以上の歴史を誇ります。これも我々のミッションに共感し道しるべとなってくださった、何世代にもわたる会員や支援者の皆様のお陰です。下のリンクよりVJLS-JH の歴史概要をお読みいただけます。会員がどのように当団体をサポートし今の形に創り上げてきてくださったのかについて書かれています。

How to become a Member // 会員になるには

If you wish to become a member, you must submit an application to the VJLS-JH Governance Committee. To help you understand this application process, the Governance Committee has developed a guide and orientation for prospective members.


Stakeholder Groups and Benefits // 関係者グループとベネフィット

VJLS-JH has a diverse range of stakeholder groups who contribute to the organization in many different ways. One of the stakeholder groups is members who are interested in governance.  Please review our Stakeholder Group Benefit chart to understand what benefits and opportunities are available to our members and other stakeholders:

VJLS-JH には多様な関係者グループがあり、それぞれ様々な形で当団体に貢献しています。そのうちの一つがVJLS-JHのガバナンスに関心のある関係者グループです。以下のチャートをご覧頂き、会員とその他関係者グループに属することで得られるベネフィット・機会の違いについてご理解ください。

VJLS-JH Bylaws // VJLS-JH 会則

As a registered BC Society, VJLS-JH operates under a set of bylaws approved in 2016 by the organization’s membership. These bylaws provide information on membership and member duties. Please see below for a summary of the bylaws relevant to the member application process.


VJLS-JH Governance // VJLS-JH ガバナンス

We have prepared a governance chart of VJLS-JH that outlines the organization’s structure and how you, as a member, would fit into it.