News and updates about CIJA

Canadian Jews express 'horror and grave concern' over war in Ukraine

200 Canadian Jewish institutions sign joint statement in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

Canadian Jews express 'horror and grave concern' over Ukraine

Jewish Canadian group: Antisemitism has no place in our schools

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs condemns incident in which students at Toronto school performed Nazi salute.

'Antisemitism has no place in our schools'

Toronto's move to combat hate crime praised by Jewish group

Toronto's decision to allocate additional money to fight hate crime praised by leading Canadian Jewish advocacy organization.

Toronto's move to combat hate crime praised by Jewish group

New Ontario government anti-hate fund will help Jewish orgs improve security

Recently announced $25 million provincial grant will enable Jewish community organizations to increase security measures.

Ontario anti-hate fund will help Jewish orgs improve security

Canada: Nazi symbols at anti-government protest in Ottawa

Jewish groups outraged after protest against Canadian government’s COVID-19 policies included Nazi symbols.

Nazi symbols at Ottawa anti-government protest

Canadian Jewish group urges more security following Texas incident

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs calls for more security for Jewish institutions following hostage incident in Texas.

Jewish group urges more security following Texas incident

Canadian mountain named after leader of Vichy France to get new name

British Columbia considering name change for mountain area named after World War II Vichy France leader Marshal Pétain.

Canadian basin named after Vichy France leader to get new name

Canadian Jewish organization condemns torching of churches

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs condemns series of arson attacks on churches in western Canada.

Canadian Jewish organization condemns torching of churches

Jewish community concerned by anti-Semitic assaults in Toronto

Members of Jewish community in Toronto concern following two incidents of anti-Semitism in the city this past week.

Jewish community concerned by anti-Semitic assaults in Toronto

Government of Ontario to combat anti-Semitism in schools

Canadian province of Ontario announces plan to counter rising anti-Semitism in schools and communities.

Government of Ontario to combat anti-Semitism in schools

Toronto Jewish organizations demand action in response to anti-Semitism

UJA and CIJA urge authorities to take strong, concrete action in response to rise in anti-Semitism targeting the local Jewish community.

Toronto Jewish organizations demand action on anti-Semitism

Quebec National Assembly condemns anti-Semitism

National Assembly of Quebec unanimously adopts motion condemning sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents.

Quebec National Assembly condemns anti-Semitism

Popular Canadian podcast guest accuses Jews of "buying off the media"

“This is why Jewish Canadian organizations...exist. If we don't advocate for ourselves, no one will," says CIJA's Adir Krafman in response.

Canadian podcast guest accuses Jews of "buying off the media"

Anti-Semitic hate crimes rise in Toronto and area

Annual reports find hate crimes increased by more than 50% in Toronto and by 20% in York Region in 2020.

Anti-Semitic hate crimes rise in Toronto and area

Jews remain most targeted religious group for hate crimes in Canada

Statistics Canada report for 2019 finds 7% increase in police-reported hate crimes in Canada that year.

Jews most targeted religious group for hate crimes in Canada

Jewish groups denounce Canadian lawmaker's talk with Corbyn

British and Canadian Jewish groups express concern over a Canadian lawmaker's planned virtual talk with former Labour leader.

Jewish groups denounce Canadian lawmaker's talk with Corbyn

Jewish organizations criticize Canada’s support of biased UN resolution

Three Jewish groups in Canada express disappointment after government votes in favor of UN resolution on Palestinian self-determination.

Jewish orgs. criticize Canada’s support of biased UN resolution

Canadian Jewish groups call on PM: Return to principled voting at UN

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government last year changed course on its voting on UN resolutions entitled "The Question of Palestine."

Canadian PM urged to return to principled voting at UN

Toronto's York University introduces new accountability measures

New procedures follow external review process after violent protests last November during a program run by a Jewish campus club.

Toronto university introduces new accountability measures

Canadian municipalities adopt IHRA's anti-Semitism definition

York Regional Council, representing municipalities north of Toronto, adopts IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism.

Canadian municipalities adopt IHRA's anti-Semitism definition

Montreal Jewish student harassed over Israel trip

Canadian Jewish advocacy group criticizes McGill University student council for calling on student to resign over planned Israel trip.

Montreal Jewish student harassed over Israel trip

Canada votes in favor of UN resolution condemning Israel

Canada changes course, votes in favor of UN resolution in support of Palestinian Arabs' right to self-determination.

Canada votes in favor of UN resolution condemning Israel

Canadian Jewish organizations condemn attack in Germany

Canadian Jewish organizations call for heightened police security around Jewish institutions in Germany.

Canadian Jewish organizations condemn attack in Germany

Canadian Government to appeal court ruling on 'settlement' wine

Jewish groups welcome Government appeal of court ruling that Judea and Samaria wine cannot be labeled as products made in Israel.

Canadian Government to appeal court ruling on 'settlement' wine

Jewish Canadian organizations: Suspend funding to UNRWA

CIJA, B'nai Brith Canada urge government to suspend funding to UN agency for "Palestinian refugees" in wake of corruption report.

Jewish Canadian organizations: Suspend funding to UNRWA

Canadian PM calls for probe of Gaza violence

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expresses concern over Gaza violence but fails to mention Hamas role in encouraging it.

Canadian PM calls for probe of Gaza violence

BUYcott fights BDS in Canada

The Canadian Jewish Advocacy (CIJA) is fighting BDS initiatives by actively encouraging the purchase of Israeli products.

BUYcott fights BDS in Canada

Swastika graffiti at University of Toronto

Several swastikas found painted in several locations at the University of Toronto. Local Jewish groups condemn.

Swastika graffiti at University of Toronto

Liberals Win Canadian Elections

'Dark horse' candidate Justin Trudeau wins, ending Conservative power in Canada. What does that mean for Israel?

Liberals Win Canadian Elections

Canadian Jewish Group Meets with Jordanian King

Amman encouraged main Jewish caucus CIJA to advocate for a Palestinian state; Syrian refugee program with Canada in the works.

Canadian Jewish Group Meets with Jordan's King Abdullah

Expert: Syria War Crimes Case at ICC 'Unlikely'

War crimes prosecution can only happen under a regime change, experts say, as Assad is likely to be involved in any short-term solution.

Expert: Syria War Crimes Case at ICC 'Unlikely'

Jewish Groups Support Canadian Immigration Reform

C-24 bill could tighten immigration restrictions, bring to justice immigration fraud cases and prevent terrorism, supporters say.

Jewish Groups Support Canadian Immigration Reform

Anti-Semitic Organization Loses Canadian Funding

Canadian Arab Federation's appeal to regain government funding fails, after evidence mounts of intense anti-Semitism.

Final Decision: 'Anti-Semitic' Group Loses Canadian Fundingplayer

Canada: Jewish Groups Against Bill 60

Bill to outlaw religious symbols in the public sphere subject of ongoing criticism from religious groups; CIJA, CJA push for recall.

Canadian Jewish Groups Announce Initiative Against Bill 60

Canadian Activists Campaign Against Iran Deal

Campaign to verify Iran's compliance with agreement, replace interim measures with permanent end to program.

Canadian Activists Campaign Against Iranian Nuclear Program

Muslim Denies His Inciteful Remarks Were Illegal

Man who called for Israelis to be shot if they don't leave their homes says the remarks were “inflammatory” but not illegal.

Muslim Canadian Denies His Inciteful Remarks Were Illegal

Group Condemns Hateful Remarks at Toronto Rally

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs condemns the call to murder Israelis at the Al-Quds Day rally in downtown Toronto.

Jewish Advocacy Group Condemns Hateful Remarks at Toronto Rally

Group Welcomes Canada's Decision on Iran

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs welcomes Canada's decision to cut off ties with Iran, says it is "an appropriate Canadian response."

Jewish Advocacy Group Welcomes Canada's Decision on Iran

Canadian Jewish Group: Boycott United Church

Canadian Jewish community called to cut ties with the United Church of Canada after it affirms a boycott of 'settlements'.

Canadian Jewish Advocacy Group Calls to Boycott United Church