About Ometz


Our mission

Ometz is a charitable organization offering employment, immigration, school and social services to help people fulfill their potential, and secure the growth and vitality of the Montreal community.

Reaching more than 13,000 people annually, we provide intervention, prevention, support services and programs to enhance your quality of life.


Our history

Building on over 150 years of proud service to the community, Ometz was created in April 2008 from the merger of Jewish Employment Montreal (JEM), Jewish Family Services (JFS) and Jewish Immigration Aid Services (JIAS). To learn more about our history, visit our 150th anniversary website launched in 2013.


Our values

Ometz is the Hebrew word for courage and is a reflection of the courage of those who seek our support in transforming their lives. Our work is guided by the following core values:


At Ometz, you don’t have to go it alone

We provide a single point of entry to efficient, effective and connected community services. Our clients are better equipped to cope with life’s challenges because we work together as a community.

A source of strength

Ometz delivers accessible, confidential, personalized and culturally sensitive services based on Jewish values. Our staff members are responsive, compassionate, engaged and inspiring. They are also sensitive to the cultural and language needs of our clients.

Our goal is to be a source of strength and help our clients find the courage to reach their full potential.


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