4600 Bathurst St.Phone: 416-630-6481
Suite 325Fax:     416-630-1376
Toronto, Ontario, M2R 3V3E-mail: info@jiastoronto.org
 
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We’ve been helping welcome newcomers home for over 85 years.

JIAS Canada was founded in 1922, to help settle and integrate tens of thousands of Jewish immigrants from around the world into Canadian and Jewish community life.

JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) Toronto - formerly a branch office and service arm of JIAS Canada - has established itself as a not for profit corporation dedicated to helping Jewish immigrants with resettlement in the Greater Toronto Area. We strive to help these new Canadians to rebuild their lives in a vibrant, dynamic place of safety.

JIAS Toronto assists lawfully admitted immigrants and refugees in meeting basic financial, social, legal and other requirements of immigration. We work to advance the well-being of these new arrivals by providing a full range of outreach, support, counseling, training and referral resources , to help Jewish newcomers integrate into the Jewish community of Greater Toronto and Canadian society at large.

JIAS Toronto is committed to helping immigrants with resettlement and integration within the context of a welcoming and inclusive community. We believe new immigrants have the right to be well-served by their new communities: to be welcomed and introduced to others; to feel proud of their history, culture and achievements; to be treated with dignity and respect; to be assisted towards self-reliance; and to be provided with choices and opportunities.

We recognize that newcomers enrich the very fabric of the communities they migrate to and both the immigrant and host communities benefit from a reciprocal relationship. We envision a continuum of services which begins with a welcome “ home” type reception, moves to helping the newcomer get on their feet and ends with opportunities for every new immigrant to contribute to and participate in all aspects of Jewish community life.

Our resources are far reaching, our mission clear and strong:

We welcome, support and integrate immigrants today
to build a strong Canada and a strong Jewish community of tomorrow.