The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies:
In 1977 the Programme of Canadian Studies, co-sponsored by the Government of Canada and the President of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, Dr. Ralph Halbert and his wife Roz of Toronto, was established at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It was the first and only such programme to be developed in Israel, and was headed by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Professor Nehemia Levzion. In 1981 Professor Arie Shachar, director of the university's Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, replaced him in this position. A steering committee of Hebrew University professors from various departments is involved in the decision-making process. A Canadian advisory committee comprised of academics from various universities across Canada plays an important role in the development of policy. In 1995 the status of the Canadian Studies programme was elevated when the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies was officially inaugurated. The centre fosters research and promotes the understanding and knowledge of Canadian civilization in all its aspects among Israeli academics and the public at large.
The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies activities focus on research, publications, public lectures, visiting professors program, courses in Canadian Studies, Library Resources, and Conferences.
The Israel Association for Canadian Studies:
The Israel Association for Canadian Studies was founded in 1985. It unites Israeli researchers, teachers, students and research institutes who wish to deepen their knowledge and research in all fields related to Canada by fostering academic and other forms of cooperation between Israel and Canada. The Israel Association for Canadian Studies is an active member of the international community of Canadians, through its membership in the International Council of Canadian Studies.