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 covered the Jewish population in the Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancovuer metropolitan areas (comprising well over 80 percent of the country's Jewish population). The survey was funded by the study partners, with additional support provided by the following organizations:
- Jewish Foundation of Manitoba
- Federation CJA (Montreal)
- The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal
- UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Keywords: identity, racism/discrimination, religion, intergenerational change, education, political engagement, Jewish community