Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Hear from our Fellows

The nationally renowned CJPAC Fellowship Program is Canada’s premier political training program. Each year, CJPAC helps jump start the political careers of 45 of the top pro-Israel, politically engaged university students from schools across the country through expert political training. CJPAC Fellows have unique opportunities to meet with Members of Parliament, Parliamentary staffers and senior political strategists throughout the school year. The program includes an intensive five-day trip to Ottawa to attend the CJPAC Fellowship conference, an advanced campaign training boot camp. Our Fellows walk out equipped to run political campaigns from the ground up.

Over one-third of our alumni have gone on to work in political offices across levels of government. See what they have to say about the program:

“You can walk in knowing nothing about politics and walk out with a network, mentors, confidence and all the tools you need to run a campaign from the ground up. No other program is able to do that.

– Christi Basaraba, Executive Assistant of Outreach at the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada

“Things have come full circle for me. From being trained as a Fellow on how to run an election campaign, to applying that knowledge to my own campaigns, and now training others, I couldn’t have done it without CJPAC.”

– Shir Barzilay, National Council of the Conservative Party of Canada

“CJPAC’s training equips you with the quantitative ways to succeed, helping you with strategy and the nuances of how to build a campaign. Most importantly though, it taught me that no successful campaign is run alone; a robust, well-organized team is at the core.”

– Nikol Kamenetsky, Social Science President at Western University

“If I could make a graph outlining my political career so far, the giant spike would be when I first started the CJPAC Fellowship. The first thing I ask every young politically-inclined person I meet is: “have you ever heard of CJPAC?”

– Mathew Clancy, Legislative Assistant, Office of James Bezan, Shadow Minister for National Defense