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