Financial Aid


Calgary Jewish Federation helps ensure that nobody is denied Jewish experiences due to financial difficulty. Please see the programs below that open doors to Jewish life, including Integrated Bursary Program and One Happy Camper (see below). 

The Integrated Bursary Program: Making Jewish Life More Affordable

The Integrated Bursary Program was created to make the process of applying for a bursary more dignified, anonymous, effective and fair. All the schools, programs and services covered by bursaries are on one application form (available soon!), meaning the process is done one time for the entire year for all family members

It is Calgary Jewish Federation's policy that families and individuals needing a bursary be accommodated if at all possible. We are committed to the ideal that no member of the Jewish community be denied a Jewish educational, social, or cultural experience. Those families that do not have the financial resources to pay full fees will be considered for a bursary. Contact us for more information.

The Values of IBP

Bursaries are awarded based on need, financial circumstances of applicants and available community funds. Priority is given to those most in need.


The community members making decisions will only have file numbers – no names. This information will be held in the strictest of confidence.


You only need to make one application for all Jewish education opportunities and other communal activities.


We recognize that families do not wish to complete forms and request bursaries at each agency. This process has been centralized to make it more streamlined and dignified.


Each application will be judged on its own merits, with the same standard applied to each program. This single centralized process maximizes the number of people participating, depending on funds available.

One Happy Camper: Summer Camp Subsidies


Summers spent at Jewish sleep-over camps turn excited Jewish youth into engaged and spirited Jewish adults. In fact, research shows that summer camp experiences are an important contributor to Jewish identity building. To encourage attendance, Calgary Jewish Federation partners with the Foundation for Jewish Camp in the One Happy Camper program.


One Happy Camper offers a one-time $1000 incentive grant to Jewish youth who have never before attended a full session of sleep away camp. This grant is not available to children currently enrolled in Jewish day schools.


To apply, go to this website and follow the links.