The Consulate General of Israel in Toronto serves as the official representative office of the Government of Israel in Ontario and the Western Provinces. The Consulate’s mission, in addition to the consular services it provides to Israeli and other interested citizens, is to promote mutually beneficial cooperation between Israel and our Canadian partners in government and across civil society in all fields of mutual interest, with particular focus on hi-tech and innovation, cultural exchange, and inter-community relations. Founded on the bedrock of shared values and shared interests, the consulate works with local partners to build platforms for exchange which harness our respective strengths and qualities to enhance mutual understanding and deliver real benefits to Israel and Canada alike.
The Department of Cultural Affairs manages the Consulates cultural portfolio including the promotion of Israeli arts, artists and culture. Our aim is to foster cross cultural dialogue through art of all disciplines and to work in partnership with leading institutions and presenters in Canada. The department’s yearly program of support includes dozens of projects taking place in Ontario (with the exception of Ottawa and Kingston), Manitoba, Saskachewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territory and Nunavut.