Mission

Jewish Family Service Calgary strengthens communities by providing social services to individuals and families based on the Jewish values of compassion, social justice and improving the world.

Guiding Principles

  • We treat each individual with dignity and respect.
  • We are accessible to people of all faiths and cultures.
  • We work together to strengthen all communities recognizing the value of participation and collaboration.
  • We are accountable to our clients and stakeholders.
  • We empower individuals and families by promoting self-sufficiency.
  • We respond to new ideas and emerging needs.

JFSC has a distinguished history of service in Calgary as a non-denominational accredited Social Service and Psycho-educational Agency.

 

Privacy Statement

Jewish Family Service Calgary (JFSC) has a definite and ongoing commitment to protecting your privacy.  The privacy and security of our employees, students, volunteers, clients and other stakeholders’ personal information (information that can identify you as an individual) is understood and respected by JFSC.

We collect your personal information so we can better understand your needs and preferences, to serve you better, to contact you and to meet statutory or legal obligations.  In all circumstances, we try to limit our collection of personal information to only those items that are necessary in order to provide the best service to our employees, students, volunteers, clients and other stakeholders.

Personal information gathered by JFSC is kept in confidence.  Our personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained.  Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered.  We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent it being lost or destroyed.

We are prohibited to release or obtain information regarding our employees, students, volunteers, clients and other stakeholders without their informed consent. Informed consent, preferably written, is obtained before any information is disclosed to or received from a third party.  Exceptions are made when required by law, court orders, the duty to warn or protect, professional collaboration in service provision or regulatory review (for example, accreditation), or disciplinary actions.

Questions, concerns or complaints related to JFSC’s Privacy Policy on the treatment of personal information should be directed to the Executive Director by calling 403.287.3510 or e-mailing info@jfsc.org

 

 

Jewish Family Service Calgary

We are accountable to our clients and stakeholders.