Welcome to Historic Joy Kogawa House
Historic Joy Kogawa House is the childhood home of Canadian author Joy Kogawa. Joy and her family lived in the house until 1942, when they were sent to an internment camp along with thousands of other Canadians of Japanese descent. Now used as a site for author residencies and literary events, the house stands as a historical reminder of the internment experience of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, and by extension, to the experiences of diverse cultural and ethnic groups within Canadian society.
Volunteer Volunteers have been an invaluable part of Historic Joy Kogawa House since its inception. In our first years, volunteers helped paint and clean the house and volunteered countless hours at our events. Today, volunteers continue to do essential work for all...