Online Programs

We know it’s been a challenge to connect during this COVID-19 pandemic and the National Association of Japanese Canadians has responded with an increase in our online programming. Thank you to those of you who have already joined in our virtual “chat” sessions with some of our community members. To make it easier to find our programming, we’ve set up this new site. We will post our NAJC events, events where you can meet us, and also, our member organizations’ online events.


Stories of Japanese Picture Brides in Canada

We welcome you to learn, share, and talk about Japanese picture brides who settled in Canada.


“A Taste of Omatsuri” – A Virtual Event

A Taste of Omatsuri will be a 90-minute online presentation celebrating Japanese and Japanese-Canadian culture.


Please enjoy these archived recordings and interview from previous online sessions.


LOI Research Database and Family Story Sharing

On July 30, 2021, NAJC co-hosted with Landscapes of Injustice (LOI) and in association with Powell Street Festival, an online session, LOI Research Database and Family Story Sharing. LOI Project Manager Michael Abe and NAJC President Lorene Oikawa welcomed...


Session on Domestic Violence (in Japanese)

Organizers:  Jamsnetcanada, NAJC Do you think you know!?  What is DV (Domestic Violence)? Saturday June 19, 2021 19:00-20:00 ET (Ontario time) Free, Canada wide Contents:  What is DV? DV accusers characteristics DV victims characteristics What to do? Presenter:  Takanori...


Learn About the Anglican Healing Fund

In response to our community consultations held in Vancouver, Lethbridge, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa & Montréal, the Japanese Canadian Working Group will introduce the Anglican Healing Fund Supporting survivors and families affected by GG Nakayama’s Clergy Sexual Abuse Come learn about Counselling and...


Re-discover the stories of Japanese Canadians in Surrey BC

Four years after Discover the Stories of Japanese Canadians in Surrey took place in 2017, another gathering took place in 2021 to re-discover the stories and share more stories of Japanese Canadian pioneer settlers in Surrey BC. Surrey’s first...


Remembering Gordon Hirabayashi

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) Human Rights Committee presents Remembering Gordon Hirabayashi Courage & Community, A North American Hero, an online tribute held March 25, 2021. Event guests: Jeanne Sakata, author of Hold These Truths, a play about...


NAJC Endowment Fund Info Session

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) Endowment Fund Information Session was held on April 27, 2021, and included an opportunity to ask questions. Watch the session below. The deadline for the NAJC Endowment Fund applications is June 30,...


Canada-Wide Paueru Mashup

Contemporary Community Dance for Celebrating Japanese Culture Greetings, Courtesy of the 45th Powell Street Festival, I would like to  invite everyone  across the country to learn the Paueru Mashup, a taiko flashmob work that encapsulates the festival! It’s a...


NAJC celebrates National Canadian Film Day with Obachan’s Garden

National Association of Japanese Canadians celebrated National Canadian Film Day with a screening of Obachan’s Garden on April 21, 2021. Filmmaker Linda Ohama shared stories and answered questions in a Q&A session after the screening. Participants shared how this...


Let’s learn about COVID vaccine in Japanese

JAMSNET Canada is hosting an online workshop for “Let’s learn about COVID vaccine in Japanese” on Saturday, May 1 Japanese RN and NPs will break down COVID vaccine information from Canadian government into easy-to-understand Japanese. To attend, please register...


Freedom Day Celebration

Freedom Day Celebration Thursday, April 1, 2021 4pm PDT | 5pm MDT | 6pm CDT | 7pm EDT The Toronto NAJC Board of Directors invites Japanese Canadians from across Canada to a community event geared towards intergenerational engagement and conversation. The starting...


NAJC Ijyusha Outreach Project – In Japanese

カナダ生活において、文化や価値観の違い、言葉の壁、子育て、国際結婚、地域社会との関わり合い、就職活動、精神衛生 (メンタルヘルス)、人種差別,  等の困難に直面されたことはありますか?


In Conversation with: Terry Watada

Saturday, March 13