Setting Our Strategic Priorities


We listened, we heard, and we are responding. As an organization Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is committed to advancing our ability to be more inclusive, diverse and flexible.


When we began our strategic visioning process, we sought agreement on critical issues for the future. One of our first steps was to engage key constituencies and consult a broad cross-section of community stakeholders. They shared their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities our growing community faces, and how we at Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver can incorporate their ideas in planning for 2020 and beyond. These organizations, volunteer leaders, communal professionals and community members are an important part of this work and this journey.


Throughout the consultation process a number of key themes emerged about how we can become a more flexible, inclusive, and responsive Federation.


These include:


  • Increasing the flexibility of our funding models to support innovative start-up programs;
  • Strengthening Jewish life and connections in our regional communities, embracing different population groups, and attracting the next generation;
  • Engaging a broader range of community members in the planning process; and
  • Working collaboratively with partner agencies to create and facilitate opportunities to engage current  and new donors.


These key themes will inform our approach to our work going forward.


For more information about the consultative process we undertook to examine our strategic priorities, click here.