PRESS RELEASE: Achieving results for our community: CIJA hosts successful inaugural Lobby Day at Queen’s Park

Mar 1, 2017 | Press Releases, Toronto

For Immediate Release 

March 1, 2017

Toronto, ON – Yesterday, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) held its inaugural Lobby Day at Queen’s Park. More than one hundred volunteers from Ontario’s Jewish community – including community leaders and representatives from an array of social service agencies – met with Premier Wynne, Opposition leader Patrick Brown, representatives of NDP leader Andrea Horwath, and more than half of the Members of Ontario’s Legislative Assembly to talk about affordable housing, fighting discrimination and enhancing community security. 

In response, CIJA issued the following: 

“Yesterday’s Lobby Day was a remarkable success, providing our constituents with an important opportunity to meet directly with our elected officials and raise issues of serious concern to our community. We met with more than half of the Members of the Legislature, reinforcing the strong relationship that exists between Ontario’s legislators and Ontario’s Jewish community.”

-Berl Nadler, Chair, CIJA Toronto

“This Lobby Day was a fantastic opportunity to mobilize leaders from across the Jewish community to discuss concerns about antisemitism and other forms of prejudice and advance a number of our priorities including ending genetic discrimination, enhancing community security, and raising awareness of poverty and the need for affordable housing. We demonstrated that our collective communal voice is strong and effective.” 

-Sara Lefton, Vice President, CIJA Toronto


The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA.

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Martin Sampson
Director of Communications
Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

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