student leaders
to create positive change on campus

Program Details

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center will award fellowships annually to 10 Canadian undergraduate students from all backgrounds with an interest in the field of human rights, anti-racism and antisemitism, genocide and other areas of equity work.

The program gives participants the skills to

• Build allyship between students of diverse backgrounds who share a commitment to human rights, anti-racism, justice and learning about past genocides
• Develop concrete initiatives to confront discrimination and prejudice on campus
• Promote values of diversity, inclusivity and tolerance
• Become educated about the lessons of the Holocaust

Participation in FSWC advocacy training offers

• A stipend of $3,000 to be granted to each fellow for the academic year ($1500 per semester)*
• Hands-on learning with leading human rights advocates from several countries
• A trip to Israel to experience its open, pluralistic society, including meeting Israelis of all cultural and religious backgrounds and with various human rights organizations.
• Mentorship in one human rights-based campus advocacy campaign during the academic year, targeting specific challenges at each Fellow’s university
• Monthly seminars, skill-building sessions and other educational programming

Some details about trip:

• The fellowship trip to Israel will take place in early August 2023. Further details will be released in the New Year.

Trip highlights:

• Visit Yad Vashem & other key institutions
• Visit the Dead Sea
• Tour 3 major Israeli cities: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa

Apply here

Key Dates and Deadlines

The inaugural Fellowship will begin in August 2023 and conclude in May 2024.

FSWC will accept fellowship applications for 2023-2024 starting on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023.

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 1st, 2023.

For questions about the application process or the fellowship, please email our Advocacy Department at

See Eligibility

In Canada, as in many other countries, university campuses have become hot beds of antisemitic rhetoric and action across the political spectrum. Antisemitism is a complex, multifaceted phenomenon, and in the face of this toxic new reality we need new strategies to challenge the status quo and move the fight against antisemitism forward.

We believe that allyship is essential to addressing antisemitism on campus, which is why we created the Wiesenthal Campus Advocacy Fellowship. Each year this program will offer a diverse cohort of 10 Canadian undergraduate student leaders a year-long experience including hands-on training from leading human rights advocates and a trip to see first-hand the realities of life in Israel. Through this program Advocates will develop the skills needed to help shape the next generation of leadership in human rights and combatting antisemitism.

The Wiesenthal Campus Advocacy Fellowship is made possible through the vision and generosity of our valued donors. We invite you to join them in supporting this important program to ensure its future development.


By donating to this timely initiative, you are investing in a more tolerant, more inclusive society, contributing to a better future for your children and grandchildren. For more information on supporting the Wiesenthal Campus Advocacy Fellowship, please contact Ariel Tobe at or 416-864-9735.