About Words & Deeds

The CIJA Words & Deeds Leadership Award is presented annually by Canada’s Jewish community, recognizing Canadians who have made an outstanding contribution to Canada. Every year, guests from all sectors gather to honour those leaders who, through their Words & Deeds, have truly made a difference to the wellbeing of all Canadians. This year, we are delighted to honour the Words and Deeds of France Chrétien Desmarais and André Desmarais.