An Indigenous Awareness Training – June 2024

We are delighted to have Bob Goulais, an Anishinaabe from Nipissing First Nation to help enlarge our awareness of the contemporary impacts and legacy of Indian Residential Schools, the 60s Scoop and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We will learn principles of cultural safety and allyship that support Reconciliation and ways of working...Continue reading

2024 Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference: Registration now open!

The NAJC’s Young Leaders Committee is bringing back the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference for the first time since the pandemic! The Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference is a weekend-long conference to connect, educate and learn from young Japanese Canadians or Nikkei involved with the Japanese Canadian community. We want to bring young community leaders...Continue reading

“Seagrass” Ticket Giveaway!

We’re thrilled to celebrate the release of “Seagrass,” a captivating film by the talented Japanese Canadian filmmaker, Meredith Hama-Brown. The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is giving away tickets for an exclusive viewing experience in Toronto (TIFF Lightbox) and Vancouver (Cineplex 5th Avenue). How to Enter: 1.Compose an email to 2. Use the...Continue reading

East Tribute Game and Community Fair

Led by our Next Generation team, this community building event honours Roger Obata, the founding president of the NJCCA-NAJC. Obata organized games between JC and Indigenous teams in the 1930s in Prince Rupert, BC. An outgoing, team player through his lifetime, Obata was VP of the NAJC when redress was achieved. It will be a...Continue reading

90 Seconds to Midnight: Nuclear Weapons & Climate Change

Support us & join us in peace for the in-person commemoration ceremony to mark the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki: “90 Seconds to Midnight: Nuclear Weapons & Climate Change” Sunday 6 August 2023 4:00 – 9:00 PM EDT The Peace Garden on Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square Registration link: 4:00...

A Question of Loyalty – online presentation

A QUESTION OF LOYALTY Questions 27 and 28 Presentation & Discussion Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 7pm – 8:30pm EST Insights into the Japanese American experience during World War Two and a discussion about the differences between the treatment of Japanese Canadians and Japanese Americans during this time, with Professor Tak Fujitani of the University of...

Toronto NAJC Freedom Day Luncheon

FREEDOM DAY 2020 A LUNCHEON  On April 1, 1986 a celebration of “Freedom Day” was held at Toronto City Hall.  This event commemorated April 1, 1949, the day Canadian citizens of Japanese Ancestry attained the right to vote and the freedom to live anywhere in Canada. While Redress had not yet been achieved this celebration marked...

How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution

The Toronto NAJC presents: How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:30-8:30pm Alumni Hall 400, University of Toronto This past September 22 was the 31st Anniversary of Redress. Hurrah! In this spirit we invite you to attend a lecture “How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution” by Dr. Eric Adams,...Continue reading


Join the Toronto NAJC on Thursday, November 8th, 2018, 7:00PM at LUMA & the Founder’s Lounge in the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of a Canadian civil rights milestone. The event format is designed to facilitate conversation and networking. Hear Justice Maryka Omatsu and Art Miki speak about this ground-breaking accomplishment. Meet and...Continue reading

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