Register today for the Young Leaders conference in Vancouver!

The Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference (JCYLC) is a space for Japanese Canadian (JC) young people to remember the past, recognize the present, and reimagine the future of the JC community! By prioritizing dialogue and empowering young people through workshops, heritage tours, panels, and trans-generational discussion, the JCYLC offers a unique opportunity for young Japanese Canadians to develop, inspire, and lead nikkei communities across the country!

Date: September 19 - 21, 2014 in Vancouver, BC
Who should attend? Young Leaders between the ages of 13 – 39

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Subsidy Available for one lucky applicant!

To foster youth involvement in the Ottawa Community, the Ottawa Japanese Community Association (OJCA) will be sending one youth delegate to Vancouver to attend the JCYLC!

Funding includes: JCYLC registration fee of $50, airfare not exceeding $1000, and over the three days, accommodations of up to $90/day and per diem of $50/day.

How to apply: Please send in a couple of paragraphs to that describes:

Expectations: Following the conference, the youth delegate selected to receive this subsidy will be required to give a presentation to the community about the conference.  The OJCA will provide further details to the delegate upon selection.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Note: Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  The OJCA and the NAJC do not assume responsibility for the chosen delegate.  The OJCA will only cover costs for the young leader.

Annual OJCA Barbecue Picnic

Date/Time: Sat. Aug. 9 2014, 12pm to 3pm
Place: Britannia Park at the Trolley Station

Free hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages and drinks!