Winnipeg Jewish Review  
Site Search:
Home  |  Archives  |  Contact Us
Features Local Israel Next Generation Arts/Op-Eds Editorial/Letters Links Obituary/In Memoriam

National Council of Jewish Women of Canada Fights Trafficking

by Sharon Allentuck, NCJWC Vice-President,posted Nov 7, 2011

Speaking about her bill to enable Canadian traffickers of women and children, charged abroad, to be extradited to Canada, Manitoba MP Joy Smith addressed members of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada at their annual general meeting in Winnipeg on Oct. 24.
Smith’s private member’s bill has earned all party support in the Commons and resonated with the NCJWC delegates. They confirmed their priority of working against the trafficking of women and children in Canada and abroad.
International Council of Jewish Women President Sharon Gustafson, from California, also addressed the members, clarifying that ICJW supports efforts against trafficking in European and Latin American capitals and with the United Nations’ NGO forum on women.
Marni Besser of Calgary was installed as the new president. She spoke of her commitment to advocacy, to expanding the support NCJWC offers to the disadvantaged, and especially to the issue of trafficking.
During the AGM delegates challenged the federal government’s maternal health initiative,   reaffirmed support for Jewish genetic screening, confirmed partnerships with community social action agencies in both the secular and Jewish communities and supported reforming Jewish divorce practices where inequities exist.
Delegates to the meeting-- Debby Altow and Catherine Stoller from Vancouver, Marni Besser from Calgary, Jody Zabludowski and Freya Wassel from Edmonton, Sharon Allentuck, Marjorie Blankstein, Reva Craven, Dianne Glass, Michelle Glass, Judy Lipsey, Rital Gunn, Yhetta Gold, Lil Hirt, Betty Searle and Bella Wolk from Winnipeg, and Roz Fine, Debbie Wasserman, Monika Simon and Linda Steinberg from Toronto—represented hundreds of members of Council in cities across Canada.
<<Previous Article       Next Article >>
Subscribe to the Winnipeg Jewish Review
  • RBC
  • Fillmore Riley
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • JCFS Winnipeg
  • The Asper Helping Hand Initiative
  • Gray Academy
  • Winter's Collision
  • Red River Coop
  • Coughlin Insurance
  • Munroe Pharmacy
  • Safeway
  • Peerless Garments
  • Booke + Partners
  • Sobeys
  • Lipkin Family
  • Janice Morley-Lecomte
  • James Teitsma
  • Obby Khan
  • Jon Reyes
  • Amalgamated Drywall
  • Sobey's
  • Daniel Friedman and Rob Dalgleish
  • Gislason Targownik Peters
  • Bob Silver
  • Preventative Health First
  • Karyn & Mel Lazareck
  • Commercial Pool
  • Chisick Family
  • Lanny Silver
  • Shirley and Bob Freedman
  • Shinewald Family
  • Munroe Dental
  • Superlite
  • Myers LLP
  • Lazar Family
  • Broadway Law Group
  • John Orlikow
  • Ross Eadie
  • MCW Consultants Ltd.
  • Bridges for Peace
  • Dr. Brent Schachter and Dr. Sora Ludwig
  • Roseman Corp
  • Artista Homes
  • Accurate Lawn & Garden
  • Fetching Style
  • Cavalier Candies
  • Ronald B. Zimmerman
  • Taverna Rodos
  • Kowall Chiropractic Centre
  • Bruce Shefrin Interior Design
  • Bridges for Peace
  • Fair Service
  • Charach Family
  • Sid & Esther Halpern
  • Josef Ryan
  • Doheny Securities Limited
  • Dr. Marshall Stitz
  • Orthodox Union
  • MLT Aikins
  • Western Scrap Metals Inc.
  • Holiday Inn Polo Park
  • CdnVISA Immigration Consultants
  • Nick's Inn
  • Piston Ring
  • Roy's Electric
  • CVA Systems
  • Peerless Garments
  • Golden Arrow Life Sciences
  • Safeway Tuxedo
  • Laufman Reprographics
  • Clear Care Periodontal
  • John Wishnowski
  • Sorrento's
  • Gulay Plumbing
  • Kristina's
  • Chochy's
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Ambassador Mechanical
  • Grant Kurian Trucking
  • Elaine & Bernie Lofchick
  • Abe and Toni Berenhaut
  • West Kildonan Auto Service
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Boys Town Jerusalem
  • West Kildonan Auto Service
  • The Center for Near East Policy Research Ltd.
  • Sarel Canada
  • Santa Lucia Pizza
  • Roofco Winnipeg Roofing
  • Center for Near East Policy Research
  • Nachum Bedein
Rhonda Spivak, Editor

Publisher: Spivak's Jewish Review Ltd.

Opinions expressed in letters to the editor or articles by contributing writers are not necessarily endorsed by Winnipeg Jewish Review.