The first National Convention of Zionists in Canada was held in 1907. National conventions held between 1907 and 1946 occurred annually and rotated locations between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Beginning in 1946, with the 28th Convention held in Toronto, the Zionist Organization of Canada held a national convention biennially until the 41st convention which was held in Israel.
It was during the national conventions that the national executive was elected for a two year term. Delegates to national conventions were nominated and elected from communities in each region of Canada which included: Eastern, Central, Mid-West, Western and Pacific.
Scope and Content
The National conventions series contains files documenting the 40th and 41st national conventions, held in 1972 and 1975. The files in this series includes documents such as: agendas, programs, reports, delegate lists, minutes from committees, resolutions and photographs.
See also fonds 28-1, sub-series 5-2 for records accumulated by the ZOC Central Region, relating to earlier national conventions.