Itanu Toronto - the Inclusion Initiative of UJA Federation
Vision and Mission
Our Vision Is...
To lead and promote full participation in Jewish life for people with disabilities and their families within the Jewish community:
A more inclusive Jewish community where people with special needs are able to fully participate in educational, spiritual, communal, social and recreational activities. The principles of inclusion and acceptance of diversity shall be embedded as common practice for the long term.
Social inclusion reflects values that are inherent to Jewish Life: Derech Eretz (respectful behaviour); Chesed (compassion for the disadvantaged and the vulnerable); K'vod Habriot (encouraging dignity for all), and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world and making it a better place).
Our Mission Is...
To increase community awareness of needs and concerns of people with disabilities and their families
To remove barriers faced by people with disabilities and their families
To change negative exclusionary attitudes into a climate of acceptance and support by helping the community to think differently about persons with disabilities
To promote and develop models and champions of barrier-free life
To develop new initiatives to promote inclusion
To support and develop a matrix of resources through partnerships with individuals and organizations
For more information, please contact:
(416) 635-2883 x 5385
Inclusion Initiative of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Lipa Green Centre
4600 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M2R 3V2