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NAJC Young Leaders Committee

Created in 2014 at the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference in Vancouver, BC, the Young Leaders Committee is comprised of young Japanese Canadians from across our country who are active and engaged young leaders in their respective communities. Committee Members bring a rich and diverse set of perspectives to the work of the Committee, reflecting the wide range of Members’ backgrounds. The Young Leaders Committee operates under the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC), and is responsible for:

  • acting as the national voice of young people in Japanese Canadian communities;
  • engaging and connecting young people in Japanese Canadian communities across Canada; and
  • proposing recommendations to the NAJC National Executive Board on programming, events, and annual budget.

photo of live graphic recording made by Sam Bradd for the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference on September 20th, 2014

Who is on the Young Leaders Committee?

The Committee currently consists of a Chair and several Members, all of whom work together to fulfill the above mandate. Find out who’s currently on the Committee.

What does the Young Leaders Committee do?

Learn more here about the Young Leaders Committee’s key priorities, and what activities Members are currently involved in.

How do I get involved?

There are a wide range of ways to get involved in the Young Leaders Committee and its work. Check out our “Get Involved” page for more information about how you can get involved!