JETAA Ottawa Hanami – May 21

JETAA Ottawa will be hosting a hanami picnic in The Dominion Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm! Be sure to bring some snacks and a picnic blanket and enjoy the beauty of the apple blossoms around us! 

JETAA Ottawa will be hosting a hanami picnic in The Dominion Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, Sunday, May 21st**, from 1PM onwards! Bring a blanket your bento and hang out under the apple blossoms to enjoy the spring weather and catch up with your fellow JETAA, MEXT and other friends of our organization who have worked/lived in Japan. The event is free, but we would appreciate signing up so we can see who will join us!

You can register on our Eventbrite here:…/jetaa-ottawa-hanami-tickets…

Questions? Please feel free to contact us at

**Date subject to change if it rains or flowers have not blossomed yet. (Current “Rain” Date: May 27th.)


JET Alumni Resume and Job Hunting Workshop: May 1, 6:30PM *RRSP Added!

Recently back from Japan? Been back for a while and looking for a new job? Fear not! Join this workshop run by Jillian Steele (Nayoro-shi ALT, 2007-2008) and learn some great tips to optimize your résumé and job hunting!

Jillian has applied to thousands of jobs and has successfully been hired at the University of Calgary, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the University of Ottawa, and is currently with the City of Ottawa.

We’re sorry to say that our Resume and Job Hunting Workshop has been postponed to May 1st from the original March 18th date. 

This event will take place on Zoom on May 1st at 6:30 PM ET and will include an interactive presentation followed by a Q&A session. 

 The event is freeregister via Eventbrite.

If you have any questions please email:


JETAA Canada Virtual Social – March 18th 4PM ET

The first JETAA Canada Virtual Social of 2023 will be held on Saturday, March 18th. JET alumni from all seven Canadian chapters and beyond are invited to join.

Link to Register:


Shodo Workshop: Aspects of Shodo (Feb 13)

Follow along with us on Monday, February 13th for our 3rd 90-minute workshop on shodo with sensei Johanne Léveillé! Ms. Léveillé started practicing shodo in 1985 while living in Japan. She received a teaching certificate from Tokyo Daito Shogakuin (東京大東署学院). She is now based in Ottawa where she has participated in several exhibitions, including at the Embassy of Japan.

The event is free! All you will need to pay for is the cost of materials which you can find here! To register for the event, please register on our Eventbrite! To view the materials needed for this workshop, please find them here!

We look forward to seeing you!

DATE: Monday, February 13th, 2023
TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET
WHERE: Online (Zoom)
PRICE: Free + Cost of Materials
REGISTRATION: Required via Eventbrite

If you have any questions or concerns, please email


Karaoke Night! (Feb 10)

JETAA Ottawa folks, join us for a night of belting your hearts out at VIP Karaoke Bar on Somerset! Whether it’s Enka, R&B, Anime OPs, or the opera, we want to hear you sing! Room is paid for, but drinks are at your own discretion. Please register on our Eventbrite!

DATE: Friday, February 10th, 2023
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE: VIP Karaoke Bar, 610 Somerset St W, Ottawa
REGISTRATION: Required via Eventbrite