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The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba is a public foundation that manages a growing asset base that exceeds $125 million. The Foundation pools gifts from generous donors and permanently invests them.

The Foundation distributes earned income from the contributed capital of the fund; the capital base is never touched. Since its inception in 1964, the Foundation has distributed over $55 million in grants and scholarships in Winnipeg and across Canada.

Your gift to the Foundation will sustain and enhance a myriad of programs, services, and charitable agencies across the province and help ensure a strong and viable future for all Manitobans. Your gift to the Foundation will be your lasting legacy.


JFM Helps Fund National Survey of Jews in Canada - If You Receive a Call, Please Participate

by Zac Minuk | Mar 29, 2018
The Environics Institute for Survey Research, in partnership with Professor Robert Brym (SD Clark Chair of Sociology at the University of Toronto) and Professor Rhonda Lenton (President and Vice-Chancellor, York University) is conducting a landmark national survey of Jews in Canada in 2018. Consistent with the Pew American survey, the Canadian survey will be conducted as live telephone interviews (landline and mobile) with a representative sample of individuals 18 years and older who self-identify as Jewish (by religion, ethnicity or parents’ background). This is the only feasible survey method for effectively sampling a representative sample of the Jewish population within the broader Canadian population-at-large.

The study, funded in part by the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, will include interviews with a representative sample of 2,400 eligible respondents in four cities (Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver) that comprise 81 percent of the country’s identified Jewish population. 

In Winnipeg alone, 400 interviews will be conducted over the next month.

If you receive a call, please participate. For your reference, the number that will show on phone displays is 416.977.0608. There is no name displayed.
For the full project overview, please click here.