The National Association of Japanese Canadians
Although our primary focus continues to be Human rights and Community Development, we believe that a strong volunteer base, financial sustainability and youth engagement is also critical to the well being of the JC community.
The primary aims of the NAJC is to enable all Japanese Canadian (JC) organizations throughout Canada to:
- work together on matters of concern to the JC community;
- work independently and with others to eliminate racial discrimination and related intolerance by promoting equity;
- work in close co-operation with other Canadian organizations and First Nations who are seeking redress for historic or other injustices; and
- take collective action to better the political, social, educational and economic welfare of Canadians of Japanese ancestry.
In fulfilling these aims, the NAJC pledges to advocate for a true democratic society wherein the fundamental civil rights and liberties of all persons in Canada are protected.
A strong, unified community founded on diversity and committed to human rights for all, for the enrichment of Canada.
To promote and develop a strong Japanese Canadian identity and thereby to strengthen local communities and the national organization. To strive for equal rights and liberties for all persons –
in particular, the rights of racial and ethnic minorities.