Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada (JSBTC) Day is a special memorial service traditionally held in either October or November to observe and honour our Jodo Shinshu Buddhist founders and followers from across Canada. On October 12, 1905, Rev. Senju Sasaki and his wife Tomie arrived in Vancouver and by December, they and the first supporters established the first Jodo Shinshu temple in Canada.
JSBTC Day allows us to gather together at our local temple to express our gratitude to all those who have spread the Dharma Teachings before us. It is a time to direct any special JSBTC Day donations towards helping our hardworking Ministers to further their education and provide supplemental retirement benefits. Funding is also allocated towards supporting the many activities of our Bishop. The National Board of JSBTC is tasked with providing meaningful programs and assistance to local temples but this challenge is becoming increasingly difficult financially so any contribution you can make will help.
Due to Canada Revenue Agency regulations and the Canada Not-For-Profit Act, we respectfully ask that any donations made by cheque be made payable to “Toronto Buddhist Church” with “JSBTC Day” in the memo area. Your thoughtful contribution to JSBTC Day is gratefully accepted and will help to continue supporting JSBTC temple programs and our dedicated and hard working ministers. A special envelope marked “JSBTC Day” is enclosed for your convenience.