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Dugmah Grants Report 2017

See our 2017 Dugmah Grants report for some of the social justice related initiatives that youth have been involved with at their summer camps.

Camp Wahanowin holds first Pink Day to encourage acceptance, inclusion

Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times, Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Maddy Cunningham travelled around the world to be a camp counsellor at Camp Wahanowin this summer. But the message being spread at the camp Wednesday, and throughout the summer, is one that transcends national borders. “(Inclusion) is so important,” the Australian teenager said. “It’s […]

Swimming, Canoeing and Repairing the World Summer Camp Grants Introduce Youth to Social Justice and Global Citizenship

Toronto, ONTARIO (June 17, 2015) – Over 2500 youth who attend seven summer camps across Canada will be involved in social justice activities, along with their regular summer fun, with the support of micro grants awarded by Ve’ahavta, a Toronto-based humanitarian organization. The Dugmah (“example” in Hebrew) Grants are intended to help Jewish summer camps […]

York University student reflects on Impact India

By: Robyn Rosenblum 2nd year York University Student; Incoming JLIC Student co-President Courtesy of Hillel of Greater Toronto Month in Review May 2015  Two weeks ago I and twenty other university students embarked on a journey of a lifetime. In partnership with Hillel of Greater Toronto, OU/ JLIC, Ve’ahavta, and Shaarei Shomayim, we travelled  to India where […]

Can you live below the poverty line? (The Canadian Jewish News)

Jordan Adler, Special to The CJN, Monday, May 5, 2014 TORONTO — Close to 10 per cent of Canadian households live below the international extreme poverty line of $1.75 a day, according to some Children’s Aid Society statistics. For five days, staff from Ve’ahavta, the humanitarian and relief organization, took up the challenge of trying […]