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Canadian Guide to Programs and Services for Holocaust Survivors
Updated March 8, 2014
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2014-04-08 13:42:22

This guide provides contact names and numbers of agencies survivors and their families can access for information regarding the following:

  • Financial Assistance
  • Compensation Information
  • Help Completing Forms
  • Social Services and Home Care
  • Education and Community Commemorations
  • Social Activities

Resources

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany – Claims Conference
1359 Broadway, Room 2020, New York, NY 10018
1-646-536-9100 info@claimscon.org www.claimscon.org

Since 1951, the Claims Conference, working in partnership with the State of Israel, has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industries, recovered unclaimed German Jewish property, and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.

Programs and Services Across Canada
Arranged alphabetically by province and region.

Alberta
Calgary
Calgary Jewish Community Council
1607 - 90th Avenue S.W.  Calgary    T2V 4V7
403-253-8600     holocausteducation@cjcc.ca    www.jewishcalgary.org

  • Holocaust education, outreach and community commemorations

Jewish Family Service Calgary
5920-1A Street S.W., Suite 420, Calgary T2H 0G3
Albina Shuman, Services to Seniors Coordinator
403-287-3510 css@jfsc.org www.jfsc.org

  • Financial aid for those who meet the strict income guidelines
  • Emergency financial assistance funded by the Claims Conference based on strict income guidelines 
  • Restitution and compensation assistance including assistance completing forms
  • Verification of documentation
  • Counselling for survivors and their families available in various languages  

Edmonton
Jewish Family Services
10339-124 Street, Suite 202 Edmonton T5N 3W1
780-454-1194  community@jfse.org  

  • Financial aid considered on an individual basis
  • Restitution and compensation information including assistance completing forms
  • Counselling for survivors and their families available in various languages and other support services

Jewish Federation of Edmonton
7200-156 Street, Edmonton T5R 1X3
780-487-0585 info@edjfed.org www.jewishedmonton.org

  • Holocaust education, outreach and community commemorations

Atlantic Canada
Atlantic Jewish Council
5670 Spring Garden Road, Suite 508, Halifax B3J 1H1
Edna LeVine,  Director of Community Engagement
902-422-7491 x 226 elevine@theajc.ns.ca www.theajc.ns.ca

  • Holocaust education, outreach and community commemorations
  • Restitution and compensation information including assistance completing forms 

British Columbia
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
950 West 41 Avenue, Suite 50, Vancouver V5Z 2N7 
604-264-0499 info@vhec.org www.vhec.org

  • Restitution information and assistance completing forms
  • Financial aid for those who meet the strict income guidelines
  • Referrals for professional counselling, housing and health care advocacy
  • Social and educational activities
  • Monthly survivor and child survivor drop-in programs
  • Holocaust education, outreach and community commemorations

Jewish Family Service Agency
1985 West Broadway, Suite 305, Vancouver V6J 4Y3
604-257-5151   info@jfsa.ca www.jfsa.ca

  • Emergency financial assistance funded by the Claims Conference based on strict income guidelines  

Manitoba
Jewish Child and Family Service
123 Doncaster Street, Suite C200, Winnipeg R3N 2B2
Cheryl Hirsh Katz, Supervisor, Older Adults Services
204-477-7430  chirshkatz@jfcswinnipeg.org   www.jcfswinnipeg.org

  • Restitution and compensation information including assistance completing forms
  • Emergency financial assistance funded by the Claims Conference based on strict income guidelines
  • Drop-in group for survivors
  • Counselling, information and referral to services
  • Community education
  • Outreach to organizations and services caring for survivors

Jewish Federation of Winnipeg/Combined Jewish Appeal
123 Doncaster Street, Suite C300, Winnipeg R3N 2B2
Shelly Faintuch, Director of Community Relations
204-477-7400  sfaintuch@jewishwinnipeg.org   www.jewishwinnipeg.org

  • Holocaust education, outreach and community commemorations  

Ontario
Hamilton
Jewish Social Services of Hamilton
30 King Street East, Dundas L8P 4J1
Carol Krames, Director
905-627-9922 x 21 carolkramesjss@hotmail.com

  • Emergency financial aid for those who meet the strict income guidelines
  • Counselling and referral to services

UJA Federation of Hamilton
1030 Lower Lions Club Road, Ancaster L9G 3N6
Barb Babij, CEO
905-648-0605 x 305 babij@jewishhamilton.org    www.jewishhamilton.org

  • Holocaust education, outreach and community commemorations
  • Restitution and compensation information including assistance completing forms

London
London Jewish Federation
536 Huron Street, London N5Y 4J5
Esther Marcus, Executive Director
519-673-3310 ljf@ljf.on.ca   www.jewishlondon.ca

  • Holocaust education, outreach and community commemorations
  • Restitution and compensation information including assistance completing forms

Ottawa
Jewish Family Services of Ottawa
301-2255 Carling Avenue, Ottawa K2B 7Z5
The Thelma Steinman Seniors Support Services
613-722-2225  info@jfsottawa.com  www.jfsottawa.com

  • Financial aid for those who meet the strict income guidelines
  • Emergency financial assistance funded by the Claims Conference based on strict income and other guidelines 
  • Restitution and compensation information including assistance completing forms
  • Verification of documentation
  • Counselling for survivors and their families available in various languages  

Jewish Federation of Ottawa
21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa K2A 1R9
Francie Greenspoon, Director, Communications & Community Relations
613-798-4696 x 255  fgreenspoon@jewishottawa.com   www.jewishottawa.com

  • Holocaust education, outreach and community commemorations
  • Information and referral concerning restitution and compensation programs

Toronto
Baycrest
3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto M6A 2E1
Shoshana Yaakobi, Holocaust Resource Program Coordinator
416-785-2500 x 2271   syaakobi@baycrest.org    www.baycrest.org

  • Small support groups for child survivors and elderly survivors and adult children of survivors
  • Cafe Europa, bi-weekly, free social recreational program
  • Social work services and referrals provided
  • Range of services for older adults by staff trained to work with survivors

Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living
1003 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto M2R 3T6
Ruth Cohen, Program Manager
416-225-2112 x 105 ruthc@betelcentre.org   www.betelcentre.org

  • Cafe Europa, monthly free social program co-presented by Jewish Family & Child

Circle of Care
4211 Yonge Street, Toronto M2P 2A9
Mindy Shiel, Intake Specialist
416-635-2860   mshiel@circleofcare.com    www.circleofcare.com

  • Personal care and homemaking
  • Respite care
  • Kosher Meals on Wheels
  • Transportation
  • Managing care

Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation
Sherman Campus
Lipa Green Building
4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto M3R 3V3
416-631-5689  neuberger@ujafed.org   www.holocaustcentre.com

  • Holocaust education, outreach and community commemorations
  • Survivor speakers bureau
  • Bi-monthly programming for Hidden Children group

Jewish Family & Child
Services to Holocaust Survivors
Sherman Campus, Lipa Green Building
4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto M3R 3V2
416-638-7800   info@jfandcs.com    www.jfandcs.com

  • Emergency financial assistance for medical devices and other needs funded by the Claims Conference, Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and UJA Federation based on strict income and other guidelines 
  • Cafe Europa, monthly free social program co-presented with Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living
  • Information and expertise in assisting with completing forms for restitution and compensation programs
  • Assistance available in English, Yiddish and Russian 

Windsor
Windsor Jewish Federation
1641 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor N8X 1K9
Sandi Malowitz, Program Director, 519-973-1772 x 226
sandimalowitz@jewishwindsor.org  www.jewishwindsor.org

  • Information and assistance with completing forms for restitution and compensation programs
  • Holocaust education, outreach and community commemorations
  • Counselling and referral for services for survivors and their families 

Quebec
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors
5700 Westbury Avenue, Montreal H3W 3E8
514-342-1234  info@cummingscentre.org   www.cummingscentre.org

  • Case management, counselling, support, referral to services
  • Home care, Meals on Wheels and transportation
  • Weekly Drop-in centre/Cafe Europa offering social, educational and intergenerational programming, exercises and commemorative events
  • Restitution and compensation assistance including help completing forms and verification of documentation
  • Information Line staffed by Holocaust survivors and Second Generation, offering information related to restitution, benefit programs and services,
    514-345-6434

Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
1 Carre Cummings Square (5151 Cote St. Catherine Road)
Montreal H3W 1M6
514-345-2605   info@mhmc.ca   www.mhmc.ca

  • Holocaust education, outreach and community commemorations  

Saskatchewan
Please contact the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors included in the listings under Quebec

Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

Please contact the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors in the listings under Quebec. 


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