a day in the life at JF&CS

We are proud to share the many programs and services offered by JF&CS that support vulnerable members of the Jewish and broader communities.

Melanie | Social Worker, Domestic Violence 

Shalom bayit (peace in the home) is a community responsibility, and workers like Melanie help JF&CS increase safety and security throughout the GTA.

Please watch the video to hear about how JF&CS provides services to women, regardless of their age, ability, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, family structure and religious affiliation.

Owen | IT Implementation Specialist 

Since transitioning to a hybrid work model, JF&CS has seen a digital transformation. Our IT team helps meet the digital demands of the workplace.

Please watch the video to hear about how JF&CS’ IT department supports not only our workers, but also our clients with access to laptops, accessories, and software needed for school and employment.

Eden | Social Worker, Hospice 

The Jewish Hospice program provides culturally attuned supports to clients diagnosed with progressive life-limiting illness, those who are at the end of life, their loved ones and family caregivers, and those who have experienced a death loss.

Please watch the video to hear how JF&CS helps clients maintain their dignity and quality of life, and provide family members and caregivers with a community to lean on.

Becky | JF&CS Board Member 

JF&CS’ leadership continues to inspire the growth and development of our agency, and we are proud to have so many passionate, insightful and experienced individuals on our Board of Directors. 


Please watch the video to hear what inspires the members of our Board and the incredible contributions they make to improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Sharyn | Supervisor, Family Resource Centre 

Creating a welcoming hub of support, services, and opportunities for families with Sharyn at the FRC.

Please watch the video to hear more about how the FRC aids in improving the mental health and wellness of our clients in the GTA.

Stav | Social Worker, Holocaust Survivor Services 

JF&CS receives funding from The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (Claims Conference), UJA Federation and donors in our community in order to provide financial assistance to Holocaust survivors living in the GTA.


Please watch the video to hear about how JF&CS offers increased independence and comfort to Survivors, so they can live the rest of their lives safely and with dignity.

Amanda | Social Worker, Housing 

“Reducing the Effects of Poverty” is a key priority area for JF&CS. The objectives of much of our programming focus on the needs faced by people with the lived experience of poverty.


Please watch the video to hear about our Housing and Poverty Reduction programming, and how safe and affordable housing can dramatically improve the lives of our clients.

Gilian | Social Worker, JDD 

The JDD is a youth mental health centre that provides services to youth between the ages of 11 and 17 from grades 6-11 who are experiencing psychological, behavioural and/or academic challenges. Counselling services are provided to students and their parents, legal guardians, siblings, and other family members. 


Please watch the video to hear how the JDD has helped hundreds of young people turn around their challenging lives and rejoin the mainstream with newfound competence and skills.

Andrea | Coordinator, Volunteer Services 

JF&CS is extremely grateful to all who give their time and expertise to assist our clients in a myriad of ways. Volunteers provide valuable supports to our many programs and services.


Please watch the video to hear about our various volunteering opportunities, including tutoring at the Family Resource Centre Homework Club and our Café Europa program, a social and cultural get-together for Holocaust survivors.

Alyssa | Social Worker, Housing 

We are always learning and growing, constantly looking for ways to improve the ways in which we serve our community. JF&CS regularly collects and analyzes data, completes reports, and shares our findings with relevant stakeholders within and outside of our organization.

Please watch the video to hear about how our Research and Evaluation team work collaboratively with departments across the agency to learn about the needs and experiences of both clients and staff.