The safety, health, and well-being of all community members is a priority for Federation CJA. With the help of our agencies and community partners, congregations and other organizations throughout Jewish Montreal, we are working to take care of the most vulnerable members of our community during this challenging time, and to provide safe avenues for connection.

This guide has been composed to keep our community informed and provide resources to help community-members navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to update the guide as more information is curated and we advise you to consult it regularly. We ask that all community members to stay alert and cognizant by carefully reading the important communications you may receive from Federation CJA and our partner organizations.

If you, or anyone you know is struggling at this critical time, please call 514-734-1411 or email [email protected].
If you are an existing client with an assigned social worker from Ometz or Centre Cummings, we ask that you please contact them directly.
We are coordinating our efforts to support individuals and families who are experiencing increased hardship due to the spread of coronavirus. 
We are continuing to mobilize volunteers and resources to deliver aid and relief directly to individuals and families in our community that need it. In addition to our on the ground-relief efforts, Federation CJA and the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) have launched the Community Crisis Response Fund in support of the vulnerable in our community. All money raised will go to our agencies and community partners who are on the frontlines of the pandemic crisis and for a limited time, Federation CJA and the JCF will match all donations, dollar-for-dollar, until April 7.


  • March 20, 2020
    In mere days, the impact of COVID-19 has escalated, and as events are rapidly evolving, we wanted to update you on all that Federation CJA is doing to help our community navigate this unprecedented crisis. (more)
  • March 16, 2020
    We are all feeling the uncertainty and anxiety of living through unsettling times. However it is our vulnerable population and most importantly, those over the age of 70, who are most at risk.  (more)
  • March 13, 2020
    COVID-19: Message from Federation CJA leadership (more)
  • March 5, 2020
    Help us keep our community healthy by following these guidelines! (more)
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