A major survey has recently been conducted by the Environics Institute for Survey Research, in partnership with the University of Toronto and York University. The survey is the first of its kind in Canada to explore the perspectives, attitudes and experiences of being Jewish. A final report on the survey findings will be published early in 2019.
The survey is being conducted with individuals who self-identify as Jewish, whether by religion, by culture, or in some other way.
The survey fieldwork is now completed, and a final report will be published early in 2019. Stay tuned for further details.
Canada’s Jewish population has historic roots stretching back to the times of earliest European settlement of this continent, and today it is diverse and consists of numerous distinct religious and cultural communities, and is evolving along with the rest of society. Within the next few years, Canada’s Jewish population is expected to exceed 400,000, which would make it the largest Jewish community outside of Israel and the United States.
The survey will cover the Jewish population in the Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancovuer metropolitan areas (comprising well over 80 percent of the country's Jewish population). Other cities may be added later in the year. Expanded coverage in specific cities is made possible through the generous support of the following organizations:
- Jewish Foundation of Manitoba
- Federation CJA (Montreal)
- UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
For more information, contact Keith Neuman
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