In our mission to advance and promote an exceptional quality of Jewish life, the Federation, through the generosity of our donors, funds partner agencies to Build Community, Help the Vulnerable, Educate Jewishly and Support Israel. 

For a comprehensive look at the 2022 Annual Campaign, please visit.

Federation is proud to be part of the Life and Legacy program. Our legacy donors are individuals like you who care about the Jewish community and want to guarantee that Jewish Ottawa thrives so we can promise the generations to come that they too will enjoy meaningful Jewish lives. Demonstrate your love, devotion and connection to our community and our future by making a Legacy gift today.
Find out more here.



Please give generously to the 2022 Annual Campaign and know that your choices will shape our future: better, brighter, together.



There are numerous ways to donate (scroll down to see below).
All gifts can be made by phone, online or by mail.

For questions about the Annual Campaign or to discuss a custom plan for giving, please email Yudit Simmons or call 613-798-4696 x296.

To contact our finance department please email Jean Myers or call 613-798-4696 x242.


Annual Campaign

The Annual Campaign is the vehicle that powers the Jewish Federation of Ottawa's work and mission. Through a series of events, the Federation raises funds that get distributed throughout the community and around the world.

Women's Philanthropy

This division of the Annual Campaign draws on the power of Jewish women, who share their vision and compassion to help guide our future with their commitment to Jewish life through events like Choices and by joining the Lions of Judah.

Emerging Generation

Help support exciting and innovative young adult programs such as the Social Action Mission to Israel, JNET, Birthright and Hillel Ottawa. This is a growing division with much to offer young people and young families.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is about matching your tax and estate planning goals with your philanthropic ideals, allowing you to leave an enduring Jewish legacy. Learn more by visiting the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation at

Corporate Partners Program

Join this special group of businesses who support the Federation’s philanthropic and community programs. Connect your business with informed, influential people who value good corporate citizenship.

Disaster Relief

When emergencies arise (natural disasters, war, acts of terrorism, etc.), the Federation is there to help. Funds collected through these special campaigns go directly to help victims and their families.

Ben Gurion Society

The Ben Gurion Society is a donor program based on recognition, education and motivation for individuals 25 to 45 years of age who make a minimum gift of $1,000 to the Federation’s Annual Campaign.

Top Donors

Ottawa’s Jewish community has more than 100 top donor families, and encompasses more than 260 people. Top donors generously give a gift of $10,000 or more to the Federation's Annual Campaign.