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Itanu Toronto - the Inclusion Initiative of UJA Federation
Vision and Mission

2012-03-07 16:49:02

Our Vision Is...

2012 Shabbat Itanu
      2012 Award of Excellence
      The Story of Beautiful Girl

Resources for Families and  

      Event Planning Checklist

       Breaking Down the Barriers -
       Guide to Synagogue  

       Committee Members

    Previous Inclusion Award:

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 lead and promote full participation in Jewish life for people with disabilities and their families within the Jewish community:
  • 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



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