Zero Sun Restaurant Closure and New Request for Proposal

It is with great sadness that we share the news regarding the forthcoming closure of Zero Sun Restaurant in our building, scheduled for June 2024.

Throughout the last 27 years, Zero Sun has been a cornerstone of our shared experiences, offering moments of joy and connection for us all. We extend our appreciation to the dedicated team at Zero Sun for their commitment to providing quality dining experiences here at Momiji for so long.

In light of this transition, Momiji Health Care Society is excited to announce that a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued to the public. We are actively seeking new and innovative restaurant operators who can bring fresh culinary perspectives to our space, continuing to foster a vibrant atmosphere for all.

Please click to view Momiji Restaurant Space Request for Proposal (RFP)

Introducing Momij’s new CEO!

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Momiji Health Care Society, we are very pleased to announce that Eugene Kam has joined Momiji as our new Chief Executive Officer.

Eugene comes to us with over 30 years of executive experience including 10 years of leadership work in the seniors care sector. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, providing executive support to Yee Hong’s Long Term Care, Hospice and community and home support services, IT and capital development. Prior to Yee Hong, he had held executive positions with eHealth Ontario and a number of national organizations in the private sector.

We are excited for Eugene to lead our organization. His experience and passion for seniors care is a great complement to our vision of respect, dignity and independence for our seniors. Please join us in welcoming Eugene to Momiji!

Ann Ashley
Co-Chair, Board of Directors

Jennifer Uyeno
Co-Chair, Board of Directors

Join the Japanese Dance Celebration on February 10th!

Feeling the Winter Blues? Come to Momiji to experience a new fundraising event – our New Year’s Japanese Dance Celebration! We are thrilled to be hosting three dance teams for this celebration:

  • Kochi Yosakoi Ambassador KIZUNA International Team, sponsored by the NAJC, Greater Toronto Chapter
  • Ayame-Kai
  • Momiji Odori no Kai

Although the dance performance does not start until 1:30, you can pre-order a boxed lunch ( ½ tuna and ½ egg salad sandwich; side coleslaw; a piece of fruit and cookie, all prepared by our Momiji Café Volunteers) and enjoy this at Momiji with your friends and family starting at noon. Tickets are $10 ($5 for seniors or youth/children under 16) and the lunch is an affordable $6. Pre-ordering is necessary.

At the end of the performances, there will be two workshops where the audience will be able to participate – if you wish. There will also be a mini-raffle and some Japonica items for sale. To order tickets please visit our EventBrite page or contact our Communications & Development department at or call 416.261.6683, ext. 259 or 260.

Momiji Health Care Society Chief Executive Officer Posting

Momiji is seeking a visionary Chief Executive to provide and inspire leadership to achieve Momiji mission and mandate and to respond to the emerging needs of our key stakeholders. We are looking for a leader who will build and enhance the profile of Momiji with stakeholders through active communication, fundraising and outreach to magnify our position as a leader in independent living for seniors.

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. October 13, 2023

Please click for full posting.

Japanese Canadian Legacy Monument Update and Information Session – September 20

The Japanese Canadian Legacy Monument Database team led by University of Victoria’s Michael Abe is developing the list of names of Japanese Canadians living in coastal BC prior to the forced uprooting to be preserved on a legacy monument in Victoria, BC.

We invite JC members to look at the working site that contains a working list of the names of people forcibly uprooted from coastal BC to outside the 100 mile “protected” zone.

Please join us for an information session and demonstration of the working site and case file records. Learn more about the project and find out how you can check your family names and place of origin and submit corrections and additions.

Send input and correspondence to Project Director Michael Abe


Momiji Health Care Society
3555 Kingston Road, Scarborough ON
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
3:00-4:30 pm

RSVP to with Momiji Session in the subject line

Eric Hong’s Resignation Announcement

To our friends, colleagues and community of interest.

I regret to inform you that I will be leaving the role of Chief Executive Officer of Momiji Health Care Society. My last day of work at Momiji will be Oct 6th 2023.

It has been an honor and pleasure serving Momiji over the past five years. I am grateful for the unfailing support of the Board and the dedication of the staff alongside whom I have endeavored to advance the Momiji mission in service of older adults of Japanese descent. I have experienced great challenges and tremendous satisfaction in equal parts and will fondly remember this episode of my career.

The Board of Directors is working on a transition plan towards recruiting and appointing my successor. An interim arrangement will be put in place should that not be concluded by the time of my departure and communicated to all concerned

Yours sincerely.

Eric W. Hong MSW, MHSc, CHE

Chief Executive Officer Momiji Health Care Society

2023 Virtual Volunteer Information Sessions

Are you interested in volunteering with Momiji?
Please join us for one of the virtual volunteer information sessions for 2023

  • April 28 at 2pm-3pm
  • June 30 at 2pm-3pm
  • July 28 at 2pm-3pm
  • August 25 2pm-3pm
  • September 29 at 2pm-3pm
  • October 27 at 2pm-3pm
  • November 24 at 2pm-3pm


For further information please contact the Community and Volunteer Services Manager at 416-261 6683 Ext. 234 or email :