|The William Ready Division of|
|Archives and Research Collections|
Cooperative Committee on Japanese Canadians fonds. -- 1943-1951. -- 12.5 cm of textual records.
This nucleus of this committee was initially formed in June 1943 to assist Japanese-Canadians arriving in Toronto from the relocation centres in the West. The first members, mainly members of the YWCA and missionary societies, were joined by representatives from the Student 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. It was also involved with property settlement claims. By then it had grown in size, containing representatives from over forty Toronto and national groups.
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.
Title based on content of fonds.