The sub-series consists of the minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee of the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (1919-1921) and of the National Administrative Council and Executive Board (1919-1970).
Prior to 1947, minutes of the National Administrative Council and the Executive Board were interfiled by date. Beginning in 1947 Council and Board minutes were kept in separate binders, and only the minutes of the Executive Board have survived.
The Commission of Enquiry Regarding Canadian Olim was struck by the Zionist Organization of Canada and co-sponsored by Hadassah-Wizo in 1975 to investigate the situation and experience of Canadians who had emmigrated to Israel. The Commission was composed of members of the executive of the Zionist Organization of Canada and Hadassah-Wizo who interviewed Olim to document their experiences during the process of Aliyah and adjustment to life in Israel. The Commission of Enquiry disbanded in 1977.
Scope and Content
The sub-series includes Commission correspondence, minutes of meetings, lists of observers, reports, copies of the questionnaire distributed to Olim, and clippings from Canadian and Israeli newspapers concerning the Commission of Enquiry.
Prior to each national convention, the National Administrative Council struck an ad hoc committee to review the constitution and present recommended resolutions. This committee was called the Constitution Committee. It was composed of members of the Council and the leadership in communities from every region.
Scope and Content
The sub-series consists of minutes of committee meetings, correspondence and memoranda between committee members, and copies of the amendments drafted by the committee for consideration at the 31st through 41st national conventions, during the period 1952 -1975.
The sub-series consists of correspondence between members of the National Administrative Council during the period 1970-1976. Files are organized monthly and concern ZOC activities and programmes such as summer camps, the Charitable Fund, Shalom television programme, and national conventions.
The National Treasurer of the Zionist Organization of Canada was a member of the National Administrative Council and the Executive Board. The National Treasurer was responsible for reporting on the financial situation of the Zionist Organization of Canada through the presentation of auditor's reports and financial statements. These documents were presented for review and approval at national conventions.
Scope and Content
The sub-series is organized into two sub-sub-series: auditor's reports (1929-1966); and, copies of financial reports submitted by the treasurer to the national conventions (1922-1968).
Activities undertaken by the Committee for Soviet Jewry in Ontario and its affiliated partner organizations included political lobbying, telephone and letter-writing campaigns, product boycotting, symposiums, public rallies, petitions, marches and demonstrations. Among the highest profile activities were the annual Simcha Torah rallies in October and the annual commemorations of the execution of twenty-four Soviet Jewish writers and intellectuals, which had occurred on August 12, 1952 at Moscow's Liubianka prison. As well as organizing public protest activities, the Committee for Soviet Jewry established, in the 1980s, the Ida Nudel Humanitarian Award which emphasized the humanitarian work of a number of prominent Canadian women. Other non-protest activities included bar/ bat mitzvah twinning, family and prisoner sponsorships, and holiday greetings, all programmes that tied the daily lives of Soviet Jews to their Canadian counterparts.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of records documenting the wide range of above-listed protest activities in which the CJC and various affiliated organizations participated. The files include numerous photographs of mass rallies and group demonstrations, planning notes, correspondence, event notices and other promotional materials.
Records of protest activities in this sub-series have been organized chronologically and by event. Indicated date ranges at the file level are of the documents themselves and are not necessarily indicative of the dates of specific events, such as rallies or marches, though such dates are noted in the file description where known.
Series consists of case files on individual and long-term antisemitic activities, events, publications and individuals tracked by this Committee. Case files are organized by name of subject, organization, or individual and may consist of documentation assembled over several years and contained within many folders.
Files containing detailed information about the Toronto trial of Ernst Zundel, along with transcripts of the Ontario and Canadian Supreme Court appeal rulings are now within boxes 25 and 26 of the JCRC records.
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
For more detailed information concerning hate crimes and literature see also: Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series
5-4-6, Hate Crimes and Hate Literature.
See also Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 6-4-7, War Crimes and Criminals.
Because records in this series had previously been organized in a manner that proved impossible for use by archivists and researchers, the records in this fonds have been totally rearranged and described to comply with RAD standards, to provide ease of access by researchers, and to fully reflect the activities and organizational history of the Community Relations Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress during and after the period when it was a joint committee with the B'Nai Brith.
Case files in this sub-series have been titled according to place names, individuals, and organizations.