Services for Holocaust Survivors

We provide a wide range of specialized services and programs to meet Survivors’ needs and enhance their quality of life. Services* include:

*Based on eligibility

|News! Claims Conference Negotiations Announcement June 2023

Holocaust Survivors Will Continue to Receive Additional One-Time Payments under the Hardship Fund from the German Government Until 2027 as a Result of Claims Conference Negotiations. Home Care Services Funding for Holocaust Survivors will increase an additional $105.2 million for a total of $888.9 million in 2024. Outcomes of these negotiations also include expanded one-time payments per year through 2027, impacting more than 128,000 Holocaust Survivors worldwide. To learn more, click here.

For information regarding The Claims Conference and other important updates, click here.

If you have additional questions, please contact your Cummings’ Case Manager.
If you do not have a Case Manager, you may call the Intake department at 514.343.3514 or the Survivor Assistance Office at 514.734.1746.


The Cummings Centre Café Europa, a special social group for Holocaust Survivors, provides members with a safe and comfortable space to share both past experiences and joyful moments together. Music, discussions, guest speakers, and refreshments are planned for the weekly drop-in sessions in person and online and for some, the only socialization that they have all week. Members refer to the group as their second family as members understand each other in ways that others may not.

|International Holocaust Remembrance Day

In honour of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, join the Montreal Holocaust Museum to hear messages of resilience from survivors and the thoughts of Canadians from different walks of life reflecting on the legacy of the Holocaust. The event was streamed on Facebook. For more information, click here.

The funding sources include grants from:

  • The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany;
  • The Claims Conference Successor Organization;
  • Alfred Landecker Foundation; 
  • The Azrieli Foundation;
  • Federation CJA, for both matching funds as well as additional Emergency Community Assistance for Survivors;
  • The 100 Survivor Fund (Federation CJA);
  • Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program;
  • Support was provided by the URO Charitable Trust Limited