Local Allocations by Funding Envelope

  • Jewish Education | $1,100,200
  • Social Services | $1,061,550
  • Youth | $447,900
  • Community Building | $446,085
  • Seniors | $310,460
  • Arts and Culture | $156,805


Increased Funding for Programs and Services
As 2015 was the second year of a two year allocation cycle, the Allocations Committee recommended the additional funds raised through the 2014 Federation Annual Campaign be directed to priority projects that had performed particularly well over the past year. These included:

  • $14,000 to the Jewish Family Service Agency to expand their employment and counselling services, and add one additional day of seniors programming at the Burquest Jewish Community Centre.
  • $5,000 to the Kehila Society of Richmond to assist with the costs of a shuttle bus to bring seniors to programming at Beth Tivkah and Chabad Richmond.
  • $5,000 to Tikva Housing Society to begin work on a central housing registry.
  • $2,500 to Jewish Seniors Alliance to continue their peer support services.
  • $2,000 to the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver to strengthen their inclusion services.

Israel and Overseas Allocations by Funding Envelope

  • National Contribution to Projects in Israel | $946,000
  • Capacity Building | $340,000
  • Israel Connections/Gesher Chai | $282,000
    (Israel Connections / Gersher Chai funds are spent locally)
  • Social Services | $180,000
  • Youth and Education | $172,000
  • Community Building | $150,000
  • Overseas (Former Soviet Union) | $135,000
  • Youth At Risk | $110,000

Israel and Overseas Funding Highlights
The Israel and Overseas Affairs Committee reviewed a range of programs that ensure long-term economic and social stability for Jews living overseas and in Israel, and strengthen the Canadian-Israeli relationship. Some examples are:

  •  $50,000 to Chotam (Teach First Israel) to recruit much-needed talented young teachers to our partnership region.
  • $35,000 to the Net@ coexistence program that uses tech education to bring students of diverse backgrounds together.
  • $30,000 to Ono College for scholarships that help Ultra-Orthodox students earn degrees and employment opportunities while honouring their way of life.
  • $25,000 to the Ethiopian National Project for a holistic approach to improving children’s academic performance.
  • $15,000 to the Joint Distribution Committee to provide young adults in the former Soviet Union the skills to become Jewish community leaders.

Gifts to our Federation Annual Campaign, as well as contributions from other communities, fund the operations of national partner agencies that coordinate shared programs and services across the country, including the following:

  • The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), which ensures that causes important to Canada’s Jewish community are, likewise, important to Canadian leaders in a range of key sectors, including government, media, universities, civil society, and other faith and ethnic communities.
  • The Canada Israel Experience, which provides administration coordination for the Taglit-Birthright Israel program.
  • Jewish programs and services at Canadian university campuses, including leadership training.