“To empower and enhance the quality of life of adults age 50 and over by providing dynamic and innovative programs, social services, and volunteer opportunities in a vibrant, respectful, inclusive and compassionate environment. Building on its Jewish heritage, Cummings embraces people from all ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.”


Respect and Dignity
Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity


The Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors is committed to creating an inclusive organization where everyone feels that they belong and has equal access to opportunities and advancement. We are an organization that promotes and values diversity. We welcome and respect everyone, without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, socio economic status, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other factor. We will not tolerate discrimination on any basis. Together, we strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our staff, our volunteers, our members, and our clients.

Our commitment to inclusiveness will be reflected in our organizational policies and procedures, in our employment practices, in our strategic plan, within our organizational goals and evident in our diverse programming and allocation of resources.
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We pride ourselves on ensuring that the Centre provides a professional and welcoming experience for everyone who comes through our doors. Participation in the Centre’s programs is subject to the observance of the Centre’s rules and procedures.

The activities and behaviors outlined below are strictly prohibited. Any member, volunteer or employee who violates this Code is subject to discipline, up to and including removal from the program and/or Centre. The Executive Director may, when necessary, restrict from the Centre, any person who does not adhere to the rules. 

• Rude or abusive language towards a staff member, volunteer or another participant.
• Disruptive behavior in a Program at the Centre or off-site.
• Actual or threatened violence toward any individual or group.
• Unauthorized possession or use of alcoholic beverages or drugs.
• Failure to follow any agency policy or procedure.
• Failure to cooperate with a supervisor/leader/mentor/employee of the Centre.