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COJECO RSJ Symposium

Toronto Adults Families

Mila Voihanski

Country Director, LFSU Canada

Mila Voihanski is originally from Lvov, Ukraine. In 1974 her family moved to Toronto, Canada. Mila earned a Bachelor of Social Work at York University in Toronto and then a Master of Social Work at Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York. She rose through the ranks at JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) to become a team supervisor, then Executive Director of JIAS Toronto and then CEO of JIAS Canada. During her last five years at JIAS Canada Mila helped create and led a program called JOLT, an acronym for JIAS Canada Opportunity for Leadership Training: Leadership Bridging Cultures. Developed in collaboration with several local Jewish Family Services and the Centre for Voluntary Sector Research and Development at Carleton University, this unique and creative initiative was designed to address leadership development requirements within the RSJ communities and effect institutional change. JOLT was an ambitious innovative program that was designed to facilitate education and integration of Russian Jews as well as increase their participation in Jewish communal life. Mila Is currently working as a Country Director for Limmud FSU Canada where she continues to focus on the RSJ community engagement and volunteer training.


Limmud FSU Canada
9600 Bathurst Str., Maple, ON., Canada, L6A3Z8Bring

Mission: Limmud FSU Canada's mission is to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for young adults of Russian-speaking Jewish background in Canada as well as rebuild a link between Jewish culture, traditions and the Russian Community. Limmud FSU Canada brings together and empowers the RSJ community to be involved and become leaders. We share in the core goals of diversity, learning community, volunteerism with the Limmud organizations throughout the world.