Financial aid

The Jewish Federation of Edmonton helps ensure that nobody is denied Jewish experiences due to financial difficulty.

The Integrated Bursary Program (IBP) 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, meaning the process is done one time for the entire year for all family members.

It is the Jewish Federation of Edmonton’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.

New 2024 application form will be available at the end of February.

Interest-free loans available

If you, or someone you know of in our Jewish community, could benefit from a hand up with an
interest free loan, please contact us.

Loans categories include micro loans ($100 - $500), Emergency Loans up to $1,000 for
immediate needs such as food, clothing or shelter, and loans up to a maximum of $5,000.

Loans are granted to members of our Jewish community for a range of purposes including:

  • Financial challenges
  • New careers
  • Further education within Alberta
  • Financing a life-cycle event
  • Starting a family
  • Assistance with the purchase of a car or computer for work or school
  • Dental or medical expenses
  • Family emergencies
  • Or for individuals who require a financial boost, or are simply having difficulty making ends meet.

Strict confidentiality will be maintained.

To apply for a loan, please complete the following forms:
Application form
Guarantor application form

Completed forms can be submitted to the Jewish Federation of Edmonton, attention to Jewish Free Loan Association, or
emailed to the Jewish Free Loan Association of Edmonton. For further inquiries, please contact
the Jewish Federation of Edmonton or email the Jewish Free Loan Association of Edmonton.

Learn more about our eligibility requirements.