2024 Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference

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.

The Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference was held annually from 2012-2018, but for the first time since the Pandemic, the NAJC’s Young Leaders Committee (YLC) is bringing the conference back!

Date: Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2

Location: Toronto – York University (Keele)

Hotel: York University (Keele) – Pond Residence


The conference will consist of workshops, presentations and a social gathering, and is an important opportunity for young Japanese Canadian community leaders or future leaders to connect, discuss our needs, interests and vision for the future of the community, and share knowledge and information.

The conference is organized by the NAJC’s YLC, with funding provided by the NAJC and the Canada Race Relations Foundation.



Apply here >> https://forms.gle/uvoBdpRGmC4tAX8c9

Fee: $100

Deadline: 11:59 pm PDT, April 11, 2024

Due to limited space, we may not be able to accept all applicants. Once registration closes April 11, applicants will be contacted and notified if they have secured a spot. If they have, applicants will be asked for their registration fee and to proceed with booking travel. Only after discussion with the organizing committee should travel arrangements be made.

We recommend registrants contact their local community association for sponsorship.


What’s included?

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Official Activities outlined in the Conference Agenda (available shortly)

The JCYL is committed to making a minimal barrier conference. If there are financial concerns you may outline your situation in the last section of the application form.



A travel subsidy will be provided to participants.

  • Participants may receive up to $500 to cover airfare
  • Participants from Ottawa, Montreal or the GTA may receive up to $150 to cover gas or train fare.

The JCYL is committed to making a minimal barrier conference. If you have any concerns (accessibility, financial, etc.), please let us know.



Coming soon.