The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is a “national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of Jewish life in Canada by advancing the public policy interests of Canada’s organized Jewish community.” According to its mission statement, “CIJA combats antisemitism and discrimination in all its forms and advocates for fundamental rights and freedoms, social justice, and support for the people of Israel.”
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is an “independent, non-partisan and non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to protecting Canadian human rights & civil liberties, challenging discrimination & Islamophobia, building mutual understanding, and advocating for the public concerns of Canadian Muslims.”
On July 10, 2020 the Canadian Jewish Record reported:
All of this occurs while mainstream Jewish and Muslim groups have been trying to find an avenue to dialogue. Indeed, both the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs [CIJA] and the National Council of Canadian Muslims [NCCM] have been cooperating of late on anti-racist programs, inter-faith dialogue and more. They join groups like JSpace Canada and Salam/Shalom, which have been engaged for years in dialogue and joint programming.