Resilience & Rebuilding

Resilience (Hebrew: hosen) is at the heart of Israeli life. For 50 years, JNF Canada has supported resilience building to create stronger, healthier communities, particularly in Israel's South. Rocket shelters and protected classrooms provide critical physical safety and security for every Israeli - they have between 15-60 seconds to reach a shelter when under attack. Centres for diverse therapies and treatments, from PTSD treatment, animal therapy, family support, and youth services, provide important mental support and wellbeing. 

Resilience & Rebuilding Projects

Community Development

Community Development projects specifically build up public spaces such as parks and playgrounds, family and community centers, security shelters, and provide services such as after-school care, recreational activities, business training for women, mental health support, and security.
Community Development Projects


Education is key to breaking cycles of poverty and is a critical long-term investment towards stronger communities. We fundraise for educational projects such as expanding schools to accommodate increasing demand; after-school programs for tutoring and support, and education through museums and exhibits. 
Education Projects


Our environmental work includes forestry efforts like planting or rehabilitating forests, responding to wildfires, as well as outdoor education like nature camps for students. We’ve also laid 1000s of kms of cycling trailers and other recreational infrastructure to promote getting outdoors. 
Environment Projects


Access to healthcare is integral to health community and is especially challenging for periphery communities far from major cities. We fund life-saving healthcare facilities that provide services like heart surgery for children, trauma & PTSD therapy, cancer treatment, and drug and addiction recovery.

Recent projects: Glassman Centre for PTSD, The Resilience Center, therapy gardens at Beit Shulamit Cancer Centre and Hosen Centre for Drug Recovery 

Healthcare Projects

Senior Support

Aging populations are sadly under-funded and under-supported. We are proud to provide support to help Israel’s elderly live their golden years with dignity and care. This includes expanding facilities at senior care centres, Holocaust survivor support, and volunteer buddy programs and in-home care.
Senior Support Projects

Special Needs

In recent years, we have seen a growing need to support specialized care for people with cognitive special needs. We have supported residential homes, specialized therapy rooms, and educational facilities all tailored to providing trained and customized care for people with special needs. 
Special Needs Projects


Many of our projects ultimately serve youth at risk, who come from underserved communities, whose parents may struggle with meeting their own needs, and who have a higher chance of ending up in dangerous or criminal activities. By providing these youth with attention, extra support, inspiring mentors and facilities to socialize, we can disrupt recurring cycles of poverty and help these kids achieve their fullest potential. 
Youth-At-Risk Projects