To foster and encourage opportunities that will lead to amplified philanthropy and engagement for federations and communities through inspired national initiatives and a commitment to ensuring Jewish Canada’s top community interests are promoted on the national and world stage.


A forward looking national and international organization that is the valued face and voice of Jewish Canada, dedicated to maximizing local impact through a national system of services and resources.

Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA activities support:

Israel & Overseas

As steward for the philanthropic investments of Canadian Jewish Federations and donors in Israel, JFC-UIA assumes an important role in maintaining key partner relationships with the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod.  The organization oversees Canadian-funded programs and projects and ensures that there is active Canadian input and influence on matters of global Jewish concern.

Jewish Identity

Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA invests in programs that make Judaism and Israel inspiring and accessible to young Canadians across the country in the belief that a strong personal Jewish identity based on a deep connection to Israel is the foundation of a strong Jewish community.

Regional Communities

In regional communities across Canada, Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA is often a significant source for Jewish community experiences - educational and social - particularly for youth and young families.  Regional community services focus on five main areas:

  • Annual Campaign 
  • Planned Giving
  • Community Development
  • Youth Programming 
  • Campus Services 
  • Leadership Development

National Collective Responsibility

Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA supports organizations and programs that strengthen the national Jewish collective and enhance the greater Jewish community.