December 10th – Annual General Meeting

JETAA Ottawa will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 10, 2022 at C’est Japon a Suisha!

As a volunteer-based registered not-for-profit organization, JETAA Ottawa will soon be looking for new and excited individuals to help run the chapter. The AGM is where JETAA members vote for the next year’s Executive Committee as well as reminisce on the past year’s events! 

For more detailed information about the current positions on the JETAA Ottawa Executive Committee, including the time commitment involved, check out this page! Email us at if you want to learn more about the possibilities!

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time: starts 5 PM
RSVP: register on Eventbrite
Location: C’est Japon a Suisha (208 Slater Street Ottawa, ON K1P 5H8)

If you are…
– interested in a helping out or in a position
– want to submit a platform in advance
– want to be involved but cannot come to the AGM on December 10th
… please feel free to email us at!

You can learn more about the 2022 Executive Committee here, read the descriptions of Committee positions here, and consult our By-Laws here.


Japanese Language Classes – Nov 2 to Dec 21 – [Sign-ups Open] – JET Alumni Only

Are you a JETAA member looking to continue your Japanese language learning journey? Come join your fellow JETAA members and study with us with an experienced, former CIR instructor.

The next period will be from November 2 to December 21, 2022.

The classes will be held online on Wednesdays. The format remains the same with a focus on Beginner to Intermediate skills from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Upper-Intermediate+ from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT ALUMNI WHO DO NOT SUBSCRIBE USING THIS FORM WILL NOT BE CONTACTED, AND THEREFORE WILL BE UNABLE TO JOIN. Please register only if you intend to attend. If you are unsure about your willingness or ability to attend, please refrain from registering. You can contact us later if you change your mind.

Who: Limited to JET Alumni
Date: Every Wednesday from November 2 to December 21, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom (you will be contacted prior to the first lesson)
RSVP: Register through Zoom here

If you have any questions or concerns, please email


Japanese Movie Weekend (Virtual): “A Gentle Breeze in the Village” (October 28th, 2022)

A Gentle Breeze in the Village

TRAILER: A Gentle Breeze in the Village

Cost: FREE
When: From October 28th 6pm EDT until October 30th midnight
Where: You may click HERE to access the Film

NOTE: Once claimed, you will have 54 hours to watch the movie before your pass expires.

In Collaboration with

JETAA Ottawa, in collaboration with the Japan Foundation and the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary, is proud to provide our first Canada-wide Japanese movie event. During the weekend of October 28th, we will make available “online movie passes” to JET Alumni and then the public at large. Towards promoting Canada-Japan relations, we encourage all JET Alumni to take some time and share this movie with your loved ones, friends and colleagues.

JET Experience Interview

Be a part of the JET Story. Gain valuable overseas work experience, learn about Japanese culture, and meet people from around the world, while contributing to language education and international understanding. Find out what the JET experience is like from former participants here.

Apply for the JET Programme here. (Deadline is November 14th, 8pm, EDT)


Welcome Back Social – Thank you for attending!🙇‍♂️🙇‍♀️

JETAA Ottawa Welcome Back Social – October 28, 2022

Thank you for attending! 🙇‍♂️🙇‍♀️


Natsu Matsuri 2022 – Thank you for attending! 🙇‍♂️🙇‍♀️