Who does CIJA Represent?
CIJA is the advocacy agent of Jewish Federations across Canada. As a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization, CIJA represents the perspectives of about 150,000 Jewish Canadians affiliated with their local Jewish Federation to elected officials, leaders in civil society, media, and others involved in Canada’s national conversation.
As the Jewish and pro-Israel community is not monolithic, no single organization can claim to serve as the sole representative of that constituency. However, CIJA is the most democratic and representative Jewish organization in Canada, with a structure comprising various local and national bodies that enables Canada’s Jewish community to have a direct role in determining CIJA’s positions, priorities, and initiatives.