Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee

Advanced Campaign Training

Applications are open!

About ACT: Advanced Campaign Training

Have you volunteered or worked on a campaign? Want to do more? Do you have a strong interest and desire to take a leadership role in political campaigns?

ACT: Advanced Campaign Training is the next level of training from CJPAC. Open to applicants 21+ from across Canada, ACT provides focused, high-level training for specific campaign roles. Participants will attain the necessary skills and knowledge to be an impactful campaign staffer at any level. All applicants must be pro-Israel and have prior volunteer experience on a campaign.

Upon successful conclusion of a multi-session program, ACT participants will receive a certificate of completion.

There will be multiple ACT programs taught throughout the year, covering how to be a Volunteer Coordinator, Campaign Manager, and Lawyer on Campaigns.

First Course: Volunteer Coordinator

Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11


  • Strategies for recruitment and management of volunteers
  • How to keep your campaign safe, legal, and fun
  • Scheduling and deployment of volunteers
  • Best practices for List Management
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them

Four online sessions (1.5-2 hours each)

Apply by August 25

*For more information, check out our FAQs below.


Applicants must be pro-Israel, committed to learning in a multi-partisan setting, with a desire to serve in specific campaign leadership roles. They must have prior volunteer experience on a campaign.

Jewish or pro-Israel Canadians or permanent residents who are interested in taking leadership roles on political campaigns and willing to commit the time and energy required for political involvement. All parties welcome.

No. ACT: Advanced Campaign Training is fully funded by CJPAC.

Begin by filling out the ACT application for the program being offered (found on the CJPAC website). Short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview, which could take place by phone, videochat, or in person. Only participants who are accepted will be contacted.

Following the training, successful ACT participants join the strong CJPAC network, as well as build connections to CJPAC staff, guest speakers, and other participants.

Multiple ACT programs will run each year with the number of online sessions varying according to the content.

  • Volunteer Coordinator – 4 sessions
  • Campaign Manager – 6 sessions
  • Lawyers on Campaigns – 1 session

Only participants who attend and participate in all sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

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