Ica Colonies in Canada Progressing, Report Says

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A general improvement has taken place in all the colonies sponsored by the Jewish Colonization Association in Canada, according to the report issued by the Association of its activities during 1925.

Jewish farming in Canada received a further impetus due to the Association having taken steps during the year to increase its settlement work and to increase its land reserve for future installations. During 1926, 3,360 acres of land were acquired in Western Canada; twenty families comprising one hundred persons have been settled on the land. Several unimproved farms have been broken up, buildings erected, and prepared for future installations in 1927. A number of candidates have received their training in the colonies so that they may commence farming independently in the near future.

The Canadian Committee continued its assistance to establish farmers by way of loans, subsidizing Hebrew instruction and Shechita in the colonies.

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