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.


Canadian Labour International Film Festival

The National Association of Japanese Canadians is hosting Canada’s national labour film festival, the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF). CLiFF brings the stories of workers from around the world to you. CLIFF) is celebrating its 12th year by...


NAJC Chats

NAJC Chats with Steven Kariya

The National Association of Japanese Canadians has been checking in with some members of the Japanese Canadian community during this time when we’ve been social distancing and trying to stay home as much as possible. We’ll share some of...


NAJC Chats with RM Greenaway

We caught up with author R.M. Greenaway who has released her latest book, River of Lies, the fifth book in her B.C. Blues crime series.



Toronto NAJC Launch of Digitized Book, Japanese Canadian Redress, The Toronto Story

Tuesday, September 22, 7pm EDT


Free online session: Impacts of COVID-19 on people with dementia and their families

Sunday, October 4, 2020


Free online Japanese Language session: Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadian families and children

Thursday, September 10, 7pm Eastern Time


Landscapes of Injustice Book Launch

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 5:30pm (PDT)


Free online masterclass with Tetsuro Shigematsu

Tuesday August 18, 2020, 5pm


NAJC online session: Legacy of Canadian Redress

Tuesday, August 4, 5pm (Pacific)


Burning Province

The TORONTO NAJC presents Burning Province Poems, plays & prose in a time of a pandemic and protests Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:30 – 8:30pm EDT REGISTRATION Introducing poet Michael Prior currently living in St. Paul (Twin Cities), Minnesota...


NAJC Mask-making Workshop

Skip the controversy of wearing masks. Covid has brought masks into the mainstream as an essential wardrobe item. Join costume designer, poet, woman of theatre Laura Fukumoto for a fun and engaging mask-making workshop and learn to make your...


TADAIMA! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage

Tadaima! is a collaborative undertaking that brings together representatives from many different parts of the Nikkei community, including Canadians, as well as scholars, artists, and educators committed to actively memorializing the history of Japanese  American incarceration during WWII.  ...


Virtual Session: Racism with Judge Maryka Omatsu

Saturday June 20, 2020. 6:30pm CDT


NAJC Chats with John Endo Greenaway

Thursday June 18, 2020. 7pm PST.


NAJC Chats with Michael Abe

May 31, 2020. 4pm PDT.