agence Ometz

Ometz is a Jewish response to employment,
immigration, school & social services in Montreal

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
Donate Volunteer
Ometz A community of services for life
Annual Reports

8 years ago, inspired by the Hebrew word for courage, we named our newly integrated agency “Ometz”. Ometz is a reflection of the courage of the individuals and families who seek our support to transform their lives; it is a reflection of the courage of the team that opens its doors and its heart to provide impassioned, professional and transformative support; it is a reflection of the courage of a community to care, help and heal.

We have also taken critical steps in our own evolution as an agency. It took courage to launch our annual fundraising gala, A Chance to Shine, 5 years ago when the community calendar was already packed with so many events. We are proud to announce that we have raised a total of $1.9 - million in 5 short years. Along the way we have made numerous new friends, attracted many loyal supporters, and exposed thousands of people to Ometz. Most importantly we continue to have a positive, meaningful, relevant and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of children and youth.

Over the past year, we undertook an ambitious organizational restructuring and created a compact Executive team, charged with ensuring the continued relevance and growth of our agency. We are in the process of rolling out the agency's new 3 year strategic plan that focuses on achieving financial sustainability by:

• Achieving maximum efficiencies in services and operations;
• Expanding and diversifying funding sources;
• Raising the stature and profile of Ometz within the Jewish and Montreal communities.

Ometz is committed to finding meaningful ways to capture and report on the impact of our services on the lives of our clients. We recently secured funding from the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal allowing us to embark on a new multi-year partnership with the McGill Centre for Research on Children and Families. McGill's role is to help us develop and implement a systematic and efficient approach to outcome measurement across the agency.

New funding from Federation CJA, HSBC and the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation has allowed us to expand significantly our services to children, youth and young adults at risk. Our partners have demonstrated that they recognize the need for early identification and timely innovative intervention.

In partnership with Federation CJA, Ometz has launched our “Initiative France” that focuses on outreach to and engagement with members of the French Jewish community who choose to immigrate to Montreal and for whom Aliyah is not an option. This strategy addresses three broad issues: immigration, employment and integration.

In the coming year, inspired by the courage of our clients, our staff, our leadership and our partners, the Ometz team will continue to serve the community with focus, passion and creativity.

Gail Small
Chief Executive Officer

Annual Reports
To consult our annual reports please follow the links below:

2015-2016 please click here
2014-2015 please click here
2013-2014 please click here
2012-2013 please click here
2011-2012 please click here.
2010-2011 please click here.
2009-2010 please click here.
2008-2009 please click here.
2007-2008 please click here.

Financial Statements

2015-2016 please click here
2014-2015 please click here
2013-2014 please click here
2012-2013 please click here

Let us know your thoughts at

Read our Blog