• Federation is caring and inclusive.

About Us

Through our collaborative community planning process and our Annual Campaign, the Federation raises and allocates funds to provide life-saving, life-changing and life-enhancing experiences for Jews in Ottawa and around the globe. The Federation works to translate Jewish values into social action through four pillars: building, educating, helping and supporting.

 Build Community

From babies to bubbies, the community is united through numerous entertaining and educational programs that nurture the values, practices and traditions which sustain and enrich Judaism and Jewish culture.

Educate Jewishly

​Federation is dedicated to strengthening and promoting quality Jewish education through day and supplemental schools, informal learning experiences and adult continuing education programs.

Help the Vulnerable

Federation funds services and programs that improve the health and well-being of the more vulnerable in our community, from enhanced nursing care for seniors, poverty relief to outreach for our developmentally disabled.

Support Israel

Federation partners with international organizations to support initiatives that invest in vulnerable Israeli communities and through Social Action Missions that connect our youth with our Jewish homeland.

Our Mission

To advance and promote an exceptional quality of Jewish life

Our Vision

A thriving Ottawa Jewish community that is inclusive, accessible, educated and engaged

Our Core Values

Torah, chesed (loving-kindness),
k’lal Yisrael (Jewish peoplehood),
tzedakah (philanthropic giving), and
tikkun olam (repairing the world)


Enduring affinity and support for the Jewish State of Israel

Corporate Principles
Collaboration and partnership
Care, acceptance and respect for every individual
Transparency and accountability
Innovative and forward-thinking leadership