Pacific Region

Relationships Matter. That is the motto of the Pacific Region of CIJA.  Professional staff and grassroots advocates from the Pacific Region are continuously developing relationships with the decision-makers and the decision-makers-to-be at the federal, provincial and local levels in order to strengthen British Columbia’s diverse Jewish community. More than 30,000 Jews reside in the province—the majority of which live in the Metro Vancouver area. Since the mid-19th century, B.C.’s Jewish community has played a significant role in the development and growth of Canada’s western-most province. Under the leadership of the Local Partnership Council and in partnership with the Greater Vancouver Jewish Federation, CIJA is the region’s preeminent voice on matters concerning Israel, antisemitism and domestic issues affecting the region’s Jewish community. The Pacific Region works with members of the federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as other community leaders in order to strengthen the Canada-Israel relationship, increase security for the Jewish community, ensure funding for local agencies and foster advocacy efforts on university campuses.

For more information on how to get involved in advocacy contact the Pacific Region directly.

We’re Hiring: Regional Director, Pacific Region

Reporting to the Vice President, Community Affairs, Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, you will manage the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs’ (CIJA) regional office. In collaboration with your national [...]

July 22, 2015
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SHANGHAI: A Refuge During the Holocaust

Shanghai: A Refuge During the Holocaust, produced by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, documents the experience of more than 18,000 Jews who escaped from Nazi-occupied Europe to Shanghai, China between [...]

April 28, 2015
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Statement: BDS Resolution Defeated at UBC

March 30, 2015 A BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) resolution at UBC, that unfairly and inaccurately targeted Israel, has been defeated. We applaud the dedicated students and student leaders who worked [...]

March 30, 2015
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14 Highlights from 2014

The past year was a momentous one for Jewish Canadian advocates – take a look at 14 key developments that took place in 2014:   1. Prime Minister Harper makes [...]

December 29, 2014
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Justin Trudeau Joins CIJA Town Hall in Vancouver

Yesterday evening, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau spoke to an audience of 400 community members at Vancouver’s Temple Sholom, representing the first in a series of three town hall sessions co-hosted [...]

December 17, 2014
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CIJA Pacific Region VIP Hanukah Reception

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs | Pacific Region welcomed more than 150 political and ethno-cultural leaders as well as Jewish leadership from throughout Metro Vancouver to its 2014 [...]

December 16, 2014
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