Event Recap

Antisemitism: Face It, Fight It

Nearly one thousand people, united in the fight against hate and antisemitism, came together in Ottawa October 16-17, 2023, at the Antisemitism: Face It, Fight It conference.


Over two days, we connected with more than 30 thought leaders, influencers, public officeholders, and experts in the fields of advocacy, political engagement, law enforcement, and social media, to learn how to develop effective strategies to fight contemporary antisemitism.

We returned home better equipped to fight Jew-hatred in our daily lives, knowing that each of us is a vital player in the fight against antisemitism.

We thank every person who showed up, stepped up, and spoke up against Jew-hatred, including many elected officials who expressed unequivocal support from our government and opposition parties and many non-Jewish allies whose attendance proved we are not alone in this battle.

Antisemitism: Face It, Fight It was presented by CIJA, JFC-UIA and Canada’s Jewish Federations. We are grateful to all our sponsors, including Fieldgate Families, Maspik! | JNF Canada, the Azrieli Foundation, the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, Sylvan Adams, Ronald Reuben, the Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation, The Asper Foundation, Metropia, and the Posluns / Zagdanski family. The National Post was the official media partner of Antisemitism: Face It, Fight It.

Hon. Irwin Cotler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Honourable Irwin Cotler, one of the world’s foremost human rights advocates, received a lifetime achievement award from CIJA on October 17 at the Antisemitism: Face It, Fight It conference in Ottawa in recognition of his enduring commitment to the pursuit of justice for all people and the advancement of human rights for the world’s most vulnerable and oppressed.


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