* Partner does not denote a legal partner relationship.

Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA, in partnership with Jewish Federations and communities across Canada, supports Jewish life and organizations on a global scale.



By connecting Jews worldwide with Israel, one another, our heritage and collective future, the Jewish Agency is securing the future of a connected, committed, global Jewish people with Israel at its centre.

The Jewish Agency links the Jewish state with Jewish communities across the globe. It achieves this by creating unforgettable Israel experiences; forging unbreakable individual and community connections between Israelis and their partner Diaspora communities.  

By bringing Jews to Israel through Aliyah, and Israel to Jews by providing meaningful Israel engagement, the Jewish Agency is connecting the global Jewish family. By energizing young Israelis and their worldwide peers to rediscover a collective sense of Jewish purpose, the Jewish Agency is building a better society in Israel - and beyond. Welfare and educational programs and ‘Jewish Social Action’ support vulnerable populations and narrow social gaps.

Young Israel emissaries – shinshinim - are now located in Toronto and Vancouver. These young Israelis - on a gap year before entering the army – live with a host family and educate people of all ages about Israel and Israeli culture at local schools and institutions.  Their lasting impact resonates on individual, family and community levels.



For almost 100 years, in more than 70 countries, disaster response and community development programs have sustained some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Hundreds of thousands of people facing crises around the globe have received immediate relief – like food, medicine, home care and winter heat, and long-term development assistance from the JDC and its global network of local professionals.  It brings transferable programs to crises that address immediate and critical human needs, rebuild infrastructure, reinvigorate community life and maintain self-sustaining Jewish communities across the globe.

Overseas, social welfare programs and stabilizing assistance such as job training, school scholarships, and housing loans break the cycle of poverty and connect individuals to a caring Jewish community. JDC’s centres of Jewish life and cultural continuity are instrumental in revitalizing Jewish life around the world. Customized leadership development program that meet the unique needs of each community.

In Israel, JDC helps ensure that all Israelis are a vital part of society– especially the vulnerable. JDC partners with the Government of Israel to develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of the country’s most disadvantaged citizens, including Israeli Arabs, vulnerable immigrants, children, youth at risk and the elderly and disabled.