This organization, known as the Federation of Zionist Societies, later becomes the Canadian Zionist Federation in 1967, working to establish and administer the many national, Canadian Zionist organizations. The C.Z.F. likewise affiliates itself with international groups such as Habonim Dror, Young Judea, and Hadassah, building the framework for today’s Canadian pro-Israel lobby. At the time, there are 15,000 Jews in Canada, comprising roughly .25% of the country’s population.