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 where your Campaign gifts goes, please read the Case for Community.


There are numerous ways to donate (see below). All gifts can be made by phone, online or by mail. If you have questions, please email Jean Myers at 613-798-4696 x242.

For questions about the Annual Campaign or to discuss a custom plan for giving, allowing you to "follow" your donated dollars, please email Lindsay Newman or call 613-798-4696 x272.

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.

  • Donate today!

    Funding to the campaign powers all our efforts and allows the Federation to advance and promote an exceptional quality of Jewish life. Please make your gift today and help ensure the continued vibrancy of Ottawa's Jewish community - join us in enriching lives!
    Donate online, or call Jean Myers at 613-798-4696, x242.