National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC) works to ensure the rights of women, children, and families, the disabled and new Canadians through advocacy, education and social action. In October 2017, we celebrated our 120th anniversary and received special recognition from the Government of Canada’s Historic Sites and Monuments Board for one of our first homes. We have Sections in Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Edmonton. Some of our programs include:

  • Working to educate people about Jewish Genetic Diseases that can now be identified by a blood test, thus allowing couples to make an informed decision before having a baby born with one of these diseases. On our website, people can pose questions on our Jewish Genetics Diseases Awareness tab to our own genetics expert at Ask a Geneticist.   Our genetic expert will privately answer their query or direct them to the proper professional in their community.

  • Working to help disadvantaged children: 
    - Books for Kids distributing books to daycares, preschools, new mothers and fathers;
    - Creating children’s libraries in women’s shelters;
    - Offering books to pediatrician offices;
    - Providing backpack programs to equip children with the necessities to begin a school year;
    - Operating a Dressup program with clothing for young students and clothing gift cards for teens

  • Educational and advocacy programs focusing on human trafficking both at home and abroad, with an additional focus on Canadian topics like immigration and anti-semitism.

  • Encouraging organ and tissue donation through our Gift of Life Organ and Tissue Donation Program.

  • Helping new immigrants adapt to life in Canada.

  • Passover Food Drives that purchases, packages and delivers over 2500 food boxes to needy people. 

  • A Cancer Support Group (L’chaim Cancer Support Group),a caring environment that educates and offers a social outlet for women touched by this disease

  • Israeli project: ALUMA - NCJWC is the only Canadian supporter of this project, offering counselling services to Israelis experiencing undue stress in their lives and who are unable to access professional services.