In 1942 David Ben-Gurion established what is now known as The Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers, (AWIS), whose first order of business was rounding up donations of blankets for the young Jewish men and women of the fledgling Jewish Brigade.
The Association for the Soldiers of Israel (ASI) Canada, established in 1971, is the Canadian partner of AWIS. We are the only non-profit organization in Canada supporting the wellbeing of Israeli soldiers on active duty.
Every IDF soldier recognizes the positive effect our organization has had on his or her life in the service of Israel.
Driven by a concern for the future of the State of Israel, The Association funds social, spiritual and recreational programs and facilities to ease the burden faced by young soldiers defending the Jewish homeland.
Today’s support includes establishing and maintaining mobile clubrooms, fitness rooms and synagogues on IDF bases, and the constant caring for each and every IDF soldier.
All this has been achieved thanks to the tireless endeavours of the ASI, its friends and dedicated supporters.