Welcome to Yedidut Toronto

The goal of Yedidut Toronto is to narrow the socioeconomic disparities that currently disempower vulnerable Israeli populations. We strive to strengthen the country’s social fabric, and contribute to the success of those in Israel’s social periphery. 

At Yedidut Toronto, we have been providing new and creative responses to meet the needs of underprivileged populations in Israel since 2008 – providing assistance to single-parent families with financial challenges, creating supportive environments to help children and teens at risk, developing therapeutic spaces for children dealing with emotional difficulties, offering vocational guidance and training for the Haredi community, and more.
We aim to provide successful solutions for the long term and pride ourselves on achieving significant results. By consistently following up and measuring our progress at every stage of the process, we turn our programs into successful models that narrow economic & social gaps and improve the quality of life for a wide variety of individuals and communities in Israel.

Our Focus Areas

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Education & Employment

Education & Employment

Development and operation of programs and initiatives that advance equal opportunities in education and employment for a variety of target audiences in Israel’s social and geographic peripheries
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Sexual Abuse Prevention

Sexual Abuse Prevention

Programs providing the educational staff as well as the students with the tools and training they need to create safe educational spaces – where students are protected from sexual harassment and abuse
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Single-Parent Families

Single-Parent Families

Programs for impoverished single-parent families, to help them increase their income and access the benefits to which they are entitled
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Kids & Teens at Risk

Kids & Teens at Risk

Programs and initiatives for children, pre-teens and teenagers in Israel who are at-risk: identifying them, preventing new problems, providing support, teaching skills and providing opportunities for them to reach their personal potential
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Emotional Well-Being

Emotional Well-Being

Programs that strive to provide educational institutions with the tools to develop and create an infrastructure and environment that supports students’ mental health needs and enables them to receive therapeutic treatment

Implementing Groundbreaking Models to Drive Social Change

We work with a variety of partners to embed our programs long-term into Israel’s national and community infrastructures:

Yedidut Toronto programs are tested, fine-tuned and then adopted and implemented on a broad scale by partners to increase their sustainability and their impact.

How
We
Do It…

01

 Identifying and Mapping Out a Social Need

We identify gaps in the country’s social welfare system and drill down to understand the underlying issues at play.

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Developing Innovative Models

We work to develop holistic, innovative models that we believe will provide effective long-term solutions to the problem.

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 Running a Pilot Program

We implement each model we develop as a pilot program. Our work may be done in partnership with one or more organizations, or we may do it on our own.

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Measuring and Evaluating Success

We make sure that each new model is effective and reaches its goals. Right from the start, we measure the effectiveness of our models on an ongoing basis.

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Implementing Models in the Public Sector

We implement the models in large organizations and institutions in the public sector – to maximize the impact and to ensure their ongoing adoption.

The Statistics Speak for Themselves.
3000
Students

participate in Haredim B’Akademia which is for Haredi students enrolled in academic degree programs; the program has an 81% placement rate in positions requiring academic degrees. 

240000
Children and teens​

in the El Hanefesh program – at hundreds of institutions throughout Israel – receive funding, support, and guidance for mental health therapy.

16000
Children

are in a safe environment and hundreds of teachers have developed the practical tools to create a Safeguarding environment at schools – in a professional, interactive, and enjoyable way.

40 %
of Students​

in the Teuda program successfully complete their matriculation exams which enables them to continue on to vocational training or higher education.

Families living in poverty​

received assistance in the Headway program that provides guidance and support; 90% of the participating families were able to resolve their debt.

550
Woman

in the Daf Hadash program have moved out of domestic violence shelters, where they had received support in creating new, independent lives.