NAJC has become aware of federal funding to support community organizations addressing the impacts of the pandemic. NAJC President Lorene Oikawa attended a meeting with ESDC and the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat on October 2, 2020 to discuss the funding. The NAJC will be sharing the information with member organizations and other community organizations across...Continue reading
To the members of the National Association of Japanese Canadians, we would like to give you this update on things that have transpired over the past month. We have reinitiated the NAJC Newsletter and draw your attention to an update on BC Redress that appeared on this site recently. Regarding other matters: 2020-2021 National Executive...Continue reading
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 5:30pm (PDT)...
Supporting young leaders in Japanese Canadian communities across Canada Community • Culture • Heritage The Young Leaders Committee of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is proud to manage the Young Leaders Fund to support youth across Canada, giving Japanese Canadian youth the opportunity to help realize projects and initiatives. Successful applicants can receive...Continue reading
The National Association of Japanese Canadians supports the call for an end to the violence against Black people. We protest the racism experienced by Black Canadians and Americans which has all too often included their deaths at the hands of law enforcement. We question how this could happen especially in their homes, and jogging...Continue reading
We call on our Government leaders to speak, act and stand with targeted communities, against anti-Chinese and anti-Asian racism related to linkages between the COVID-19 pandemic and China. The most recent remarks, made by Derek Sloan, MP from Ontario, show the kind of racist attitudes that are surfacing during this COVID-19 pandemic. There is...Continue reading
We hope that you are all coping under the current COVID-19 pandemic. The National Association of Japanese Canadians has incorporated new, on-line programming in this environment and is happy to invite you to join in one of our on-line, virtual “Chat” sessions with some of our community members. April 23: NAJC Chat with John...Continue reading
The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is alarmed by recent RCMP incursions into the sovereign and unceded territory of the Wet'suwet'en people. We affirm the right of the hereditary chiefs, who hold legal title to their land, to refuse to allow construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on their territory....
2020 may be the Year of the Rat, but it also signifies a year that will be chock full of activity for the NAJC! All positions on our National Executive Board will be up for election later this year, and a call for nominations will soon be issued. Aside from those positions, there are...Continue reading