Na’amat Canada is a Jewish non-profit volunteer women’s organization whose goal is to improve the lives of women, children and families in Israel and Canada. We empower women and raise funds to support Na’amat Israel in the area of education and social services.
Long before the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Na’amat was pioneering how women could work with men in equality and harmony, and help other women improve their families and society.
In those early years, Na’amat was called Pioneer Women. Their members were building better lives for women in Israel, even before it was a state. Golda Meir was one of its first founders and her vitality and courage live on in modern-day Na’amat – derived from the Hebrew acronym meaning Movement of Working Women and Volunteers.
Na’amat is the largest women’s movement in Israel, setting the example in uplifting human rights for thousands of members in eight other countries, including chapters across Canada.
Na’amat Canada – Empowering Women and Children in Israel and in Canada since 1925
Na’amat Canada proudly supports these projects in Israel today:
- 13,000 children in our daycare network
- 18 extended services daycare centres for at-risk children
- 13 technological high schools serving 1800 students
- 2 Youth Villages serving over 1000 students
- 13 abused women and their children sheltered at the Glickman Centre at any one time
- 1500 men and women counselled at the Glickman Centre annually
- 9000 women helped at our legal aid centers annually
- 200 university scholarships for women annually
- 2 women’s Wellness & Empowerment centres