Remembrance Day 2021

On November 11, as you reflect on the contributions of all those who served for Canada, please keep in mind Indigenous peoples and racialized people who also served. Their stories are often not shared. NAJC and others will be laying wreaths at the Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the Japanese Canadian cenotaph in Stanley Park, Vancouver....Continue reading

Contract Position – Facilitator/Project Manager

The Anglican Church of Canada and the National Association of Japanese Canadians are looking for a Facilitator/Project Manager (F/PM) for its Healing Fund for Japanese Canadians. The Healing Fund was established in September 2021 to provide healing support to Japanese Canadians affected by Mr. G.G. Nakayama, who is known to have sexually abused hundreds of...Continue reading

Keeping Seniors Safe

During heatwaves, check on seniors who live alone or other vulnerable family members or neighbours. They may need assistance to get relief or enough hydration. Let’s take care of one another.

Bring Our Children Home

The National Association of Japanese Canadians mourns the children who never returned from residential schools. Cowessess First Nation announced the discovery of 751 unmarked graves at a cemetery near the former Marieval Indian Residential School. We stand with all the survivors and the families of all children who were in residential schools. We need to...Continue reading

National Indigenous Peoples Day

The National Association of Japanese Canadians On this National Indigenous Peoples Day and every day We stand in solidarity, and with respect and gratitude for Indigenous peoples who are the traditional stewards of the lands and waters where we work and live. June 21, 2021

Temporary NAJC Office Administrator Position Available!

10-week, full time contract position beginning in June 2021 paying $17 per hour Responsibilities include: Communications and Social Media administration Compile web-based information repository Develop and track operational metrics and benchmarks Assist in the development of the organization’s strategic plan and monitoring mechanisms Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at...

Seniors Health and Wellness Announcement

Join the BC Ministry of Attorney General Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism, Rachna Singh, for a special announcement,  accompanied by a Welcome from Bernie Skundaal Williams, a statement from elder Mary Kitagawa and a program description from Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society’s Ruth Coles and Cathy Makihara. This announcement will focus on seniors health...Continue reading

Healing Support for Japanese Canadians

The Anglican Church of Canada and the National Association of Japanese Canadians are pleased to announce that an agreement in principle has been reached to provide healing support to Japanese Canadians affected by the actions of Mr. G. G. Nakayama. Mr. Nakayama is known to have sexually abused hundreds of Japanese Canadian boys during his...Continue reading

CRRF survey on online hate

Recent events in the US have caused Canadians to internally examine the rise of extremism and hate speech within the world of online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  The findings of a poll conducted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Abacus Data released today indicate that 93 percent of Canadians believe that...Continue reading

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