National Council of Jewish Women of Canada

NCJWC Celebrating 120th Anniversary in 2017

"Save the Date" | October 21-23, 2017

NCJW Canada and NCJW Toronto Section are celebrating their 120th Anniversary in 2017. Please join us at the National Convention in Toronto, October 20-22, 2017 to celebrate this special anniversary. Together we will honour our past and look forward to our future. Debbie Wasserman of Toronto, will be installed as NCJWC's new National President.

We will be holding a special lunch event, "Reach for the Stars" on Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 pm, Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto 210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5M 3B1. Our keynote speaker will be Roberta Bondar, Canada's first woman astronaut, who will share her wisdom, energy and creativity with us.

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Nathan Phillips Square | May 10, 2017 from 12pm to 2 pm

We are pleased to announce that the human trafficking committee led by Rachel Ornoy, NCJWC-Toronto has been successful in having the City of Toronto proclaim May 10, 2017 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day. There will be speakers and organizations represented at Nathan Phillips Square between 12pm and 2 pm. Other organizations will be invited to partner with us, and the new Provincial Director of the Anti-Human Trafficking office has agreed to speak. This important event will be well publicized and we hope our event will be well attended by the public.

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Genetics Brochure

Special thanks go to Dr. Cheryl Rockman, who is a highly regarded and award winning geneticist and NCJWC member, who worked with her colleagues and Council members from across Canada to create this brochure.

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Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking (JCAST) Chicago

Did you know that there are 16,000 children in our city, suburbs, and collar counties sexually exploited in the commercial sex trade?

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Making a difference for 90 years - Jewish women's group focuses on social justice projects | January 2016

On the afternoon of June 29, 1925, Ann Green welcomed a group of women into her Polson Avenue home.

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ICJW Report on Trafficking and Prostitution | 2015 Report

The International Council of Jewish Women has an active and on-going role in the fight against poverty in context to trafficking and prostitution.

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A Word from our Chair: Protection Against Genetic Discrimination Act | June 17, 2015

As you have read in previous updates, CIJA is playing an active role in the fight against genetic discrimination, in partnership with the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness.

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Lawyers wrestle with brave new world of genetic tests and rights | July 24, 2015

Doctors at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children know 12-year-old Ann has one of two life-threatening diseases, but they aren’t sure which one.

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