Supporting Israelis in the GTA fleeing the war

JIAS stands in solidarity with Israelis here and abroad

We stand in solidarity with Israelis here and abroad. The violence perpetrated by Hamas terrorists in Israel on Oct. 7 has no place in this world. We pray for the release of Israeli hostages, for the safety of all those fighting terror, and for an end to this war and to the suffering of all innocent civilians. 

JIAS stands in solidarity with Israelis here and abroad

Since October 7, JIAS has coordinated a community-wide, centralized response to meet the urgent and upcoming needs of individuals fleeing the war in Israel. We have collected the data needed to provide support to Israelis in Canada in an efficient and expedited manner. This data has helped us work with our partners, such as the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, UJA Genesis, Jewish Schools and Daycares, JCCs, and other community organizations, to create a holistic response. 

We have been granted special funding from UJA Federation of Greater Toronto to meet the needs of Israelis fleeing the war regardless of their legal status in Canada. This means that even visitors can benefit from our services and those of other Jewish community organizations.

Attention: Israelis who have fled the war and are in Canada

Together, JIAS and UJA have been  assessing needs on an individual basis and providing access to a range of supports, such as help with childcare, schooling, programs for seniors, short-term accommodations, and mental health supports.  

Below is a list of entitlements and supports available to you listed by via status.

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Attention: Israelis who have fled the war and are in Canada

Medical You need to purchase private medical coverage or extend your travel insurance.

Housing We have very limited access to emergency, short term housing reserved for those without any housing solution.

Schooling and daycare We are working with local Jewish institutions to provide placements and can help you register for public school.

Leisure We are working with JCCs and other community organizations to provide programs and access to their services

Medical – You can apply for OHIP.

HousingWe have very limited access to emergency, short term housing reserved for those without any housing solution.

Schooling and daycareWe are working with local Jewish institutions to provide placements and can help you register for public school.

LeisureWe are working with JCCs and other community organizations to provide programs and access to their services

Immigration – A family member coming with you on a VISITOR Visa will be eligible to change status, but this is a process that takes several months

MedicalYou need to purchase private medical coverage or extend your travel insurance for non-Canadian family members.

HousingWe have very limited access to emergency, short term housing reserved for those without any housing solution.

Schooling and daycareWe are working with local Jewish institutions to provide placements and can help you register for public school.

LeisureWe are working with JCCs and other community organizations to provide programs and access to their services

If you are our client, please contact your settlement worker.

If you are not our client, please fill out this form.

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