Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro


Business Number: 890561848RR0001

Beit Issie Shapiro

Beit Issie Shapiro is a pioneering leader and innovator for people with disabilities, providing services that change lives and exporting technologies and best practices for a more inclusive society around the world; impacting 500,000 people annually. To learn more, please visit

Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro (CFOBIS) is dedicated to supporting the amazing work of Beit Issie Shapiro in Israel.

Your donation has an impact on children with disabilities and their families in Israel, as well as people with disabilities here in Canada, and around the world!


Beit Issie Shapiro's vision is that every person with a disability is entitled to full equal rights, and to be included and active in community life. We work with all sectors in Israel – Jewish, Arab and others.


Beit Issie Shapiro's Mission is to pioneer Israeli innovation to improve the quality of life and ensure the full rights of people with disabilities.

BIS reaches over 30 countries around the world with expertise, and has Special Consultative Status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2012.

“For people without disability, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, it makes things possible” Executive Director Jean Judes at a United Nations event in Geneva, April 2016.

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""It is not a question of patronizing philanthropy towards disabled people. It is for us to adapt our understanding of a common humanity; to learn of the richness of how human life is diverse; to recognize the presence of disability in our human midst as an enrichment of our diversity.""

— Nelson Mandela

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