The United Jewish People's Order (UJPO) was organized in 1945 after the Labour League in Toronto (formed in 1927) and the Canadian Workmen's Circle in Montreal and Winnipeg (formed in 1926) merged. It was a pro-socialist fraternal and cultural organization set up to help Russian and European Jews make a new life in Canada. The UJPO helped Jewish immigrants find homes, jobs, medical help and other fraternal assistance. The UJPO supported a rich cultural scene through its choirs, orchestras, dance and theatre groups, lectures, Synagogues, sports groups and summer camps, among other activities. The organization also campaigned against human rights abuses affecting Jews. The UJPO continues to run many cultural and educational programmes with centres in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.