Campaign News

News and updates about the Jewish Federation of Ottawa's Annual Campaign, the funding drive that fuels our community.

Canvassers share energy, optimism in efforts to support Jewish Ottawa

Are you waiting for the phone to ring, or are you the one dialing out? This fall about 160 general canvassers are lighting up phone lines as they reach out to both new and established donors who show their generosity in support of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s 2022 Annual Campaign.


Giving back to community and how Federation is “here for good”

By Josh Engel

Karen Palayew and I were asked recently “why are we volunteering our time to lead the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Annual Campaign?” We both thought about our reasons and struggled for days to answer what seemed to be a straightforward question. In the end, it is simple…

Federation is Here for Good

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa is Here for Good. We are here for our community’s recovery and Security 
Last year, Jewish Ottawa successfully navigated a crisis and ensured the choices we made safeguarded the vibrancy of our Jewish future. 
We protected our community during th…

Planning for the future with the Life and Legacy initiative

By Angelica Haggert

In February 2020, 14 local Jewish organizations made a commitment to work together to support the future of the Ottawa Jewish community. A year into the four-year plan, The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation launching of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Life and Legac…

Federation builds strong Jewish community with variety of funding streams

By Angelica Haggert

According to Statistics Canada, 44 per cent of households have suffered some kind of financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

That’s why, at the start of the worldwide pandemic, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa launched the Emergency Campaign for Community Resili…