December 18: Annual General Meeting (AGM) [PAST EVENT]

JETAA Ottawa will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 18, 2021 online over Zoom! 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! This year’s AGM will be held virtually, but that doesn’t mean the fun can’t continue!

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 submit your platform ahead of the AGM!

Date: December 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom (available through Registration)
Registration: RSVP HERE! (JETAA members only)

[Past] 2020 AGM Minutes: Availale Here

Learn more about the 2021 Executive Committee here, read the descriptions of Committee positions here, and consult our By-Laws here.

The current list of positions for 2021 are:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Communications
  • Web Editor
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • External Relations Coordinator
  • Newsletter Editor

Any willingness to help will be accommodated. You can submit a platform, a few sentences about yourself and what you’d like to do in your role, ahead of the event to be posted on the website. To see the platforms that have been submitted, click here!

*Note: a platform is not required to stand for election. Your platform can be submitted verbally at the AGM.


October 17, 2021: Digi-Aki Matsuri 2021

Join us on October 17, 2021 for JETAA Ottawa’s second ever DIGI-AKI, a celebration of Japanese culture online! Come discover and support Ottawa-based wonderful artists, performers and businesses, and learn more about Japan, Japanese culture and Japanese community!

Click here to find stream link, information and more!!

Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Youtube Stream
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required


ONLINE EVENT! Mochi and Dango Making!

Join the JETAA Ottawa Exec as we bring our “Japanese Cooking 101” class online for 2021! In this FREE event, we’ll be coming together through Zoom to cook two Japanese favourites with a Canadian-twist; Daifuku (mochi filled with sweet red bean paste) and “Maple-rashi” dango (sweet and savory dumpling skewers).

Buy your own ingredients and follow along in your own kitchen, or simply tune in for tips and tea with your JETAA friends. We’ll be starting at 4 pm ET and then breaking for a beverage to enjoy our treats and catch up following the session. You are welcome to tune in for the whole event, a single recipe, or just for tea as you’d like.

Register to receive the Zoom event link, shopping and equipment lists, and recipes. These will be sent to you once you register!

Who: JET Alumni + Community friends
Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Location: online over Zoom
Cost: Free (Though you must order your own dinner)
RSVP: Required through Eventbrite (click here!)

Questions? Email


ONLINE EVENT: Sushi and a Movie!

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It’s the JETAA COVID-friendly take on dinner and a movie!

We’ll open up the Zoom room starting at 6:30pm for anyone who wants to chat and catch up in 日本語 or English and at 7:00pm we’ll take a break to watch KANPYO – Trails to Oishii Tokyo from the NHK Documentary series.

This is a free OYOD (Order Your Own Dinner) event. Register by 5pm on March 24th to receive the Zoom link for the event.

Register on our Eventbrite

Who: JET Alumni + Community friends
Date: Wednesday March 24th, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. opening for discussion, 7:00 p.m movie start
Location: online over Zoom
Cost: Free (Though you must order your own dinner)
RSVP: Required through Eventbrite (click here!)

Questions? Email


Let’s Talk Dinosaurs! A Virtual Museum Event

Interactive Q&A with a paleontologist from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada’s Dinosaur Capital – Drumheller, Alberta!

About this Event

We’ve got a sure-fire solution to those winter blues… DINOSAURS! (RAWR!) Time to dust off those trowels and khaki pants and have a chat with the paleontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology about some of the prehistoric creatures you might have seen prowling around the Japanese countryside if you were an OG (like really OG) JETAA.

This event will be hosted via Zoom, with one ticket required per connection/device. You will receive an email confirmation immediately upon purchase, links for the event will be sent out 24hrs before the event.

Who: JET Alumni + Community friends
Date: Thursday February 25th, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:35 p.m.
Location: online over Zoom
Cost: $5 per device/connection
RSVP: Required through Eventbrite (click here!)

Questions? Email