2017 Conference Program

2017 NAJC AGM + Conference – YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME (2017.09.14)

(Note: blue text signifies programming specific for young delegates)

Updated: 14 September 2017

  • The theme of this year’s conferences is “Honouring Japanese Canadian History for Canada’s 150th Anniversary”, and will be a tremendous opportunity for the Japanese Canadian community to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s confederation, 140 years of documented Japanese Canadian settlement and history, and the 75th anniversary of the incarceration of Japanese Canadians. The weekend will be a great opportunity to network with like-minded young leaders, and we’ll have some great social events planned in Canada’s capital city!
  • Young Leaders delegates will participate in all parts of the NAJC’s Conference program, and we are excited to be hosting an inter-generational workshop facilitated by Mr. Garry Watanabe to help improve communications across generations while discussing the future of the Japanese Canadian community.
  • This year’s conference includes four main themes
    1. The Past – Finding a New Home: Postwar Relocation to the East
    2. The Present – Being “Japanese” and being “Canadian”. How Both Identities have Influenced my Life
    3. The Future – Inter-generational Communication Workshop: Facilitating Clear and Effective Communication for Productive, Positive, and Respectful Inter-generational Relations, titled “My Story Matters: Using Collaborative Tools to Create an Exciting Future …while Respecting a Rich History” and facilitated by Garry Watanabe.
    4. New Immigrants from Japan – Japan, Japanese, Canadian-Japanese: Discussion About New Immigrants
  • We are also very excited to have Hollywood actor Peter Shinkoda as the keynote speaker atthe Gala (interesting and thought-provoking  nterview about Asians in the performing arts with Montreal-native Peter Shinkoda here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYGfpAWtkW4)