About the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem
Established in 1986, the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem (CSYV) has worked for over 30 years to fulfill its mission.
CSYV is a national organization with a core group of significant donors, volunteers and professional staff who are committed to the vision of advancing education and commemoration of the Holocaust. CSYV supports its vision by developing philanthropic support from individuals, families, foundations, government agencies and the business community.
Canadian Society for Yad Vashem holds a tradition of excellence in bringing together the community for the purpose of remembering and learning about the Holocaust, which is integral to increasing the knowledge of Canadians about the Shoah so that they can then proceed to make significant contributions to Canadian Society. Our vital educational and commemoration programs focus on educating future generations of Canadians about the Holocaust. To name a few:
With a dedicated memorial site specifically focused on the core fundamentals of Holocaust education and commemoration, the CSYV is uniquely positioned to raise awareness and advance the collective knowledge about the Holocaust while helping meet the challenges of preserving the Shoah’s legacy.
Guided by a mission to remember the past and shape the future, CSYV offers educators diverse ways to teach the holocaust through experiential learning opportunities that are practical, innovative and socially conscious. For example, CSYV maintains a digital archive of Righteous Among the Nations stories and Testimonies of Canadians survivors that are available to teachers and students as a learning tool.
CSYV is constantly evolving and is currently developing a new Youth Holocaust Education program to facilitate learning about the Holocaust through the CSYV Holocaust Memorial Site. This program aims to integrate Holocaust learning experiences into the program of study of both Jewish and non-Jewish schools. On occasions, CSYV also brings mobile exhibitions on the Holocaust, to Canada.