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BLIA Young Adult Activities

We provide leadership, team building, and cultivation opportunities for young people



Team Building 



Youth Programs


Youth Conferences

Who We Are

BLIA-YAD is the abbreviated form of the Buddha's Light International Association—Young Adult Division, and we are part of a greater global Buddhist organization called Buddha's Light International Association (BLIA). BLIA-YAD Toronto group was officially founded in 2001, and currently there are over 50 different groups worldwide.

BLIA-YAD is a group of youths who are not necessarily Buddhists, but have an interest in learning more about Buddhism and life. Through organizing various activities and events, BLIA-YAD is actively involved in both promoting the teachings of Buddha and the fellowship among young people of today. 

Our YAD group is divided into two groups: ​

  • YAD in Society (recent graduates and working individuals)

  • YAD in Schooling (high school and post-secondary students) 


The objectives of the BLIA-YAD:

  • To establish our direction through Humanistic Buddhism

  • To foster leadership skills by forming youth groups

  • To broaden our life experience through activities

  • To deepen our faith in Buddhism through education

  • To enrich our values by contributing to society

2019 North American YAD
2019 NABLYARC Night Market
2019 NABLYARC Night Market
2018 YAD Spring Retreat
Chinese New Year Fair
Chinese New Year Fair
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Silent Meal Serving
Fundraising Bake Sale
Chanting Service
YAD Outing Trip
2013 Toronto YAD Conference
Winter Retreat
Interfaith Youth Tree Planting
White Elephant Training Workshop
Out of the Cold
Toronto YAD – Los Angeles 2017
Heritage Legacy Award Ceremony

Who Can Join BLIA-YAD?

Youth aged 14-35 can join one of our two YAD groups. If you are looking to learn about Buddhism, find volunteering opportunities, gain experience in event organization and leadership, and get to know positive people – then YAD is the group you're looking for!

Interested? Register in person at Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto!

Venerable Master Hsing Yun believes
"Buddhism needs youths, 
youths need Buddhism."

Meet The Executives
Joyce Linh

Joyce Linh

YAD President

Murphy Hou

Murphy Hou

YAD President of Society

Jaycie Linh

Jaycie Linh

YAD President of Schooling

Stacey Tran

Stacey Tran

YAD Vice President of Society

Karen Hu

Karen Hu

Admin Team

Okalyna Choy

Okalyna Choy

YAD Vice President of Schooling

Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto

6525 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga ON L5N 7K6

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