It’s time to kick off Heisei 30-nen and the Year of the Dog! JETAABC is pleased to invite all JETAABC members and their guests to the Annual General Meeting and Shinnenkai 2018.

Date: Friday, January 19th, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: YWCA Hotel, 733 Beatty St (Between Robson St and Georgia St)

Your RSVP is kindly requested by Friday, January 12th, 2018 at

The AGM is your chance to participate in the election of our new Board of Directors and other important JETAABC business. Please consider running for a position! A brief description of positions is provided below.  If you would like to start an initiative, you can join the Board as a Director-At-Large.

If you would like to run for a position but cannot attend the AGM, please send a platform to by January 12th, 2017.

Light food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided at the AGM. Come meet and catch up with fellow alumni! We look forward to seeing you there!

Available Positions:


  • Acts as the official representative of JETAABC.
  • Liaises with the Japanese Consulate, CLAIR and JETAA Canada representative.
  • Chairs the Board of Directors meetings and facilitates JETAABC activities and communications.
  • Advises and coordinates all JETAABC activities in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
  • Spearheads JETAABC long-term planning and vision.


  • Maintains records of JETAABC’s finances (eg. bank deposits, balancing cheque book).
  • Reports on the financial activities at the monthly Board of Directors meeting.
  • Prepares the application for the CLAIR grant-in-aid, and liaises with CLAIR on related matters.


  • Prepares the agenda for and takes minutes at meetings.
  • Maintains the minutes, all files, documents, and correspondence for JETAABC.
  • Organizes meetings dates and locations; orders refreshments for meeting.

Membership Coordinator

  • Maintains and updates membership and contact information of all alumni in the JETAABC database.
  • Updates and maintains email mailing list.
  • Encourages alumni to join JETAABC.

Communications Coordinator

  • Prepares and digitally distributes JETAABC monthly email updates.
  • Maintains JETAABC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Facilitates communication between the Board and JETAABC members.

Volunteer Coordinator – 2 positions

  • Solicits and directs volunteers for the pre-departure orientation and other events as needed.
  • Serves as the primary contact for alumni interested in getting involved with JETAABC.
  • Organizes the annual volunteer appreciation event.

Technical Coordinator

  • Helps maintain the JETAABC website and archives documents online.
  • Manage JETAABC servers and email accounts.
  • Set up online payment for JETAABC events.
  • General IT support.

External Liaison

  • Brings JETAABC members in touch with other JET alumni associations.
  • Develops relationships with outside organizations (eg. Mokuyokai, Powell Street Festival Society, Nikkei Place) to allow JETAABC members to maintain their connection to Japan and Japanese culture.

Social & Cultural Coordinator

  • Organizes events and RSVPs throughout the year: Japanese cultural activities, ie. cooking, pottery & social gatherings; or provides support for other board members organizing such activities
  • Writing up event description and marketing for external communications

Career Development Coordinator

  • Develops and organizes career-related and personal development events such as networking events and workshops.
  • Organizes the annual Re-Entry & Career Seminar for new returnees.

Senior Advisor

  • Filled by someone who has previously served on the Board of Directors.
  • Offers guidance and input on Board decisions and dialogue.