Developing leaders for a changing world


Who we are

A Bit of Background

​Here at JCI CANADA, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all.

Our decision-making process is informed by community networking driven by projects, events, training, and programs established for young people between 18-40 years old.

We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact on all of our pursuits.

The JCI Member's Story

This Week Story

Our National President 2021 Story - Yvette Yende-Ashiri

We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at JCI CANADA.


There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort.

By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Non-Profit Organization and help to strengthen our operations.

Learn about our president story and how JCI empowers you.


Who is Yvette Yende-Ashiri?

Yvette Yende-Ashiri was named the 2021 National President of JCI Canada.


She is a woman of action and vision and the first Black woman to be elected into this prestigious role.

How did everything started for her at JCI?

Before joining JCI Canada, Yvette was a member for JCI Afrique Paris, France, in 2006 and served as: 


  • Assistant to the Director of Communications, 

  • Assistant to the vice-president of International Affairs, 

  • Director of training, 

  • Master of Ceremony of the 2007 Conference of Africa and the Middle East in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Special Assistant to the former Area A of the Director of Growth and development & former Secretary General Arrey Obenson.

She is the founder of the current JCI Ottawa chapter, where she was local president in 2012 & 2013 and co-founder of the current JCI Montréal chapter.

She served as National Vice President (Quebec) in 2018 and 2019; in 2020, she held the position of Executive Vice President


How did she engage for JCI?

Yvette was the Morning show co-host of the 2016 World Congress in Quebec City.


She is a JCI Academy graduate, a Certified Trainer and has attended:


  • Three World Congress; 

  • Four Area Conferences; 

  • Four National Conventions; 

  • The JCI Japan Academy;

  • And three Leadership Training University conferences.

What did she gain from her devotions?

Her commitment and determination are recognized everywhere.

Beyond the Most Outstanding potential member of the year and the Most Outstanding participant of Area A Conference of Africa and Middle in Monastir Tunisia, in 2006, awards that she received, she was elected JCI Canada National President.

She became a Role Model locally and Nationally in the Americas and at an international level. 


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Where can you join us?

Helping Hands


What value can we bring to your life?

“From within the walls of the soul of this organization, wherein the foundation of character and citizenship are laid, I hope a message will come forth in the sometime of tomorrow that will stir the people toward the establishment of a permanent and everlasting world peace.”

Henry Gissenbier, founder of JCI

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