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National Council of Jewish Women of Canada

Since 1897, the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, the first Jewish women's organization in Canada, has been a catalyst for change and a powerful pioneering force on behalf of children, the elderly, families, the disabled, new Canadians and the disadvantaged in both the general and Jewish communities.

NCJWC is a network of thousands of dedicated volunteers committed to using leadership, financial resources and collective energy to improve the quality of life in our communities.

What We Do: 
  • Create - innovative and worthwhile programs and services to meet the needs of the community.
  • Promote - effective volunteerism.
  • Provide - volunteers with opportunities to participate and make a difference in community affairs.
  • Preserve and Strengthen - Jewish life in Canada.

What We Offer: 
  • Skills Development - in management, planning and organization, communications, public relations and research.
  • Opportunities to Work - with those who share common interests and concerns both nationally and internationally.
  • Increased Knowledge - of important social issues.
  • Greater Awareness - of your community.
  • Effective Ways - in which you can make a real difference in your community.
  • Personal Growth - and fulfilment through helping others.
  • Mentoring Relationships
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada actively supports and demonstrates concern for: 
  • The Status of Women
  • Care for the Aged
  • Women's Health Issues
  • Rights of Disabled Persons
  • Palliative Care
  • Prevention of Family Violence
  • Pensions for Homemakers
  • Jewish Issues/Continuity
  • Agunot Rights
  • Pro-Choice
  • Elimination of Child Poverty
  • Child Enrichment and Literacy
  • Israel Family Counselling Association
  • Irene Samuel Scholarship
NCJWC is an affiliate member of International Council of Jewish Women, a member of UNESCO Canadian Subcommission of the Status of Women and a member of the coalition of Jewish Women Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition for Agunot Rights.


NCWJC's largest branch is its Toronto Section - for more information, visit