Our Vision is to remember the past, heal the present and enhance the future of the Jewish people and all humanity.

Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program

The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program was established by the Azrieli Foundation in 2005 to collect, preserve and share the memoirs and diaries written by survivors of the twentieth-century Nazi genocide of the Jews of Europe who later made their way to Canada.

How we work

“Generosity toward the future lies in giving to the present.”

– Albert Camus

We aim to achieve measurable impact in our key priority areas and to improve the lives of others.

Here are just a few examples:

Composer Avner Dorman Winner Of 2018 Azrieli Prize For Jewish Music

The Azrieli Foundation is proud to announce that composer Avner Dorman is the winner of the 2018 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music for his composition, Nigunim for Violin and Orchestra. 

Read about his inspirational work >

Azrieli Fellows Program

Azrieli Fellows Program

Academia is global by nature. By enabling the world’s future leading minds with access to academic resources and opportunities, the Azrieli Foundation aims to encourage creative thinking, the cross-pollination of ideas and drive out-of-the-box solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Latest News & Events

Azrieli Foundation and Brain Canada mark Brain Awareness Week with $1-M grant program for Early-Career Investigators

“We are committed to these investigators who are in the early stages of their careers as they are in a unique position to advance innovative research projects. They often have difficulty securing their first grant through traditional funding, yet they approach their research with a high risk/high reward approach, and that is something that we want to support.”

Ometz receives transformational gift from The Azrieli Foundation

“This new Centre aligns perfectly with our belief that every individual should have the opportunity to participate fully in their community. Many of the youth and young adults who will use this Centre have previously fallen between the gaps,” says Naomi Azrieli, Chair and CEO of the Azrieli Foundation. “This Centre will foster a much-needed sense of belonging, while addressing their physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs.”

Call for Submissions Open for Canada's Largest Music Composition Prizes

In announcing the call for submissions for the 2020 Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP), the Azrieli Foundation is now offering the largest composition prizes in Canada.

Naomi Azrieli receives honorary degree from McGill University

“The solutions to the profound problems in the world will be found not only in the careers you choose, in what you do to make a living, but in what you do to make a life.”
– Dr. Naomi Azrieli

Azrieli Music Prizes Announces New Canadian Prize

An exhilarating evening of musical discovery, unveiling two world premiere works by the winners of the 2018 Azrieli Music Prizes. Inventive orchestral colour and virtuosic flair are on display for Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman’s Nigunim for Violin and Orchestra, while Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy explores a wealth of Sephardic music in her En el escuro es todo uno (In the Darkness All is One).

Celebrating new Jewish music by prize-winning composers

An exhilarating evening of musical discovery, unveiling two world premiere works by the winners of the 2018 Azrieli Music Prizes. Inventive orchestral colour and virtuosic flair are on display for Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman’s Nigunim for Violin and Orchestra, while Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy explores a wealth of Sephardic music in her En el escuro es todo uno (In the Darkness All is One).

New Partners on Fragile X Syndrome

Study establishes a North American collaborative partnership with research teams from the UC Davis MIND Institute, the University of Alberta Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, and the University of Montreal CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre.

The Power of Memoir and Storytelling

Two men who grew up across the world from one another and survived different traumatic events during their childhoods are coming together to discuss what they have learned from their past and how they have moved toward healing.
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