The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs / Le Centre consultatif des relations juives et israéliennes - Address, activities & membership

Address, activities & membership


Address:
45 O'Connor Street, Suite 730
Ottawa, ON  K1P 1A4
Canada

Telephone number: 613-234-8271

Fax number: 613-563-9379  

Contact information in previous versions

  • 100 Sparks Street, Suite 600
    Ottawa, ON  K1P 5B7
    Canada

    Telephone number: 613-234-8271

    Fax number: 613-563-9379  

  • 100 SPARKS STREET, SUITE 600
    OTTAWA, ON  K1P 5B7
    Canada

    Telephone number: 613-234-8271

    Fax number: 613-563-9379  

  • 406 - 130 SLATER STREET
    OTTAWA, ON  K1P 6E2
    Canada

    Telephone number: 613-234-8271

    Fax number: 613-563-9379  


Description of the organization's activities:
THE CENTRE FOR ISRAEL AND JEWISH AFFAIRS (CIJA) IS THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL VOICE OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF CANADA. IT IS THE COMMUNITY'S PRIMARY VEHICLE FOR JEWISH COMMUNITY ADVOCACY EFFORTS, HELPING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF JEWISH LIFE IN CANADA AND STRENGTHEN THE CANADA-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP. THE CENTRE ACTS ON A BROAD RANGE OF MATTERS AFFECTING THE STATUS, RIGHTS AND WELFARE OF JEWS IN CANADA, AS WELL AS ON ISSUES OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY FOR ALL CANADIANS, AND ARTICULATES THE COMMUNITY'S PERSPECTIVES ON KEY ISSUES OF NATIONAL SCOPE AND SIGNIFICANCE REGARDING CANADA-ISRAEL RELATIONS, POLITICAL, LEGAL/ CONSTITUTIONAL, HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES, AND MATTERS OF PUBLIC POLICY. THE CENTRE IS DEVOTED TO THE PROMOTION OF INCREASED UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE PEOPLES OF CANADA AND ISRAEL. IN SEEKING TO ENHANCE CANADA-ISRAEL FRIENDSHIP, THE CENTRE LIAISES WITH GOVERNMENT, MEDIA, BUSINESS AND ACADEMIC SECTORS, OFTEN SUBMITTING BRIEFS AND PROVIDING BACKGROUND ANALYSES ON MATTERS OF PUBLIC POLICY. IN ADDITION, IT SPONSORS SEMINARS, CONFERENCES AND OTHER TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING IN CANADA, AND ORGANIZES MIDDLE EAST STUDY MISSIONS AS WELL AS VISITS TO OTHER COMMUNITIES WHERE THERE ARE SPECIFIC ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY.

Descriptions of the organization's activity in previous versions:

  • THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ORGANIZED CANADIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY ON MATTERS PERTAINING TO CANADA-ISRAEL RELATIONS. WITH THE AIM OF PROMOTING AND ADVANCING THE CANADA-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP, THE CIC COMMUNICATES ON A REGULAR BASIS WITH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, SENATORS, FEDERAL CIVIL SERVANTS, PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS, JOURNALISTS, ACADEMICS AND OTHERS WHO HAVE AN IMPACT ON PUBLIC OPINION IN CANADA. THE CANADA-ISRAEL COMMITTEE IS DEVOTED TO THE PROMOTION OF INCREASED UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE PEOPLES OF CANADA AND ISRAEL. IN SEEKING TO ENHANCE CANADA-ISRAEL FRIENDSHIP, THE CIC LIAISES WITH GOVERNMENT, MEDIA, BUSINESS AND THE ACADEMIC SECTOR, OFTEN SUBMITTING BRIEFS AND PROVIDING BACKGROUND ANALYSES ON MATTERS OF PUBLIC POLICY. IN ADDITION, IT SPONSORS SEMINARS, CONFERENCES AND OTHER TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING IN CANADA, AND ORGANIZES STUDY MISSIONS TO ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIAN AREAS.
  • THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ORGANIZED CANADIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY ON MATTERS PERTAINING TO CANADA-ISRAEL RELATIONS. WITH THE AIM OF PROMOTING AND ADVANCING THE CANADA-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP, THE CIC COMMUNICATES ON A REGULAR BASIS WITH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, SENATORS, FEDERAL CIVIL SERVANTS, PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS, JOURNALISTS, ACADEMICS AND OTHERS WHO HAVE AN IMPACT ON PUBLIC OPINION IN CANADA.
  • PROMOTION OF BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN CANADA AND ISRAEL THROUGH ECONOMIC, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNOLOGICAL BUSINESS AND POLITICAL COOPERATION.

Organization's membership or classes of membership:
THE ORGANIZATION IS INCORPORATED AND HAS ONE CLASS OF MEMBERSHIP. THE MEMBERSHIP CONSISTS OF: THE ATLANTIC JEWISH COUNCIL, CALGARY JEWISH FEDERATION, JEWISH FEDERATION OF OTTAWA, JEWISH FEDERATION OF VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND SOCIETY, JEWISH FEDERATION OF WINNIPEG INC., LONDON JEWISH FEDERATION, MONTREAL FEDERATION, TORONTO FEDERATION, UIAC, UIAC IN TRUST FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF REGINA, UIAC IN TRUST FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF SASKATOON, UIAC IN TRUST FOR RJCO (EXCLUDING LONDON AND WINDSOR), VANCOUVER FEDERATION, JEWISH FEDERATION OF WINDSOR

Organization's memberships or classes of memberships in previous versions:

  • CANADA-ISRAEL COMMITTEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • THE CANADA-ISRAEL COMMITTEE IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS (30 DIRECTORS).
  • THE CANADA-ISRAEL COMMITTEE IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS (29 DIRECTORS).

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