Security Services

It is CIJA’s mandate to offer a range of free services to ensure that Jewish institutions, their staff, and members are protected. Through NCSP, CIJA is in continual contact with local, provincial, and federal law enforcement in order to identify and mitigate threats to our community as they evolve. The NCSP, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of Canada, provides dedicated, responsive, and sustained security leadership and capacity, and serves as the national security representative of the organized Canadian Jewish Community. More information can be found about the program here: 
CIJA’s approach towards training for shuls, schools, and community volunteers consists of an initial assessment of need and capacity of each respective organization. This includes a physical audit of infrastructure and a review of current security policies and procedures. Once this baseline is established, CIJA will develop a plan that integrates infrastructure improvements and enhancements, training, as well as any modifications or introduction of appropriate security policies and procedures. The following key components of any training curriculum for congregations are: 
  • Security Situational Awareness (Individual);
  • Basic Security Measures for Facilities;
  • Active Threat Response Seminar;
  • Physical Security Planning;
  • Crisis Communication Planning; and
  • Special Event/High Holiday Security Refresher