CJPAC is a national, independent, multi-partisan organization. Our mandate is to engage Jewish and pro-Israel Canadians in the democratic process and to foster active political participation. We are dedicated to helping community members build relationships within the Canadian political arena.
While there are many community organizations doing great work, CJPAC and CIJA specialize in the political arena. We both exist to strengthen and empower our community, but our approaches are different, and our mandates often get mixed up. It’s easy to lose track of what all those letters mean.
CJPAC’s unique programs and events inspire Canadians with all levels of political experience – whether new, curious, or already engaged – to become more active in the democratic process:
Since 2006 more than 450 of our country’s top, pro-Israel politically-engaged university students have gone through our Fellowship program, Canada’s premiere political training program. We are proud that over 115 Fellowship alumni have worked in political offices across the country.
This school year, over 60 high school students from across the country are participating in our Generation Student Leaders Program, which teaches Jewish students to engage in the democratic process and what it takes to be effective volunteers.
CJPAC typically visits close to 15 summer camps from coast-to-coast and meets with over 1,000 campers to educate them about the democratic process and the essentials of getting involved.
Attendance and interest in CJPAC’s ACTION parties continues to grow. Over 1700 Jewish and pro-Israel young professionals, plus many of our country’s most distinguished business leaders and philanthropists, along with nearly 80 federal, provincial and municipal elected officials annually attend our ACTION Parties in Toronto and Montreal collectively. These exciting events generate enthusiasm for political engagement and help build relationships by providing the opportunity for community members to meet with elected officials from all parties and levels of government.