In 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed the Honourable Linda Frum to the Senate to represent the Province of Ontario. She currently sits as a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology; Rules, Procedures, and the Rights of Parliament; Conflict of Interest for Senators.
In 2012, Minister Jason Kenney appointed Senator Frum Co-Chair of the Advisory Council for the 2013 Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research. In 2013, Minister Rona Ambrose appointed Senator Frum to sit as a member of an advisory council of industry leaders to effectively promote the participation of women on corporate boards across Canada.
Senator Frum is an active member of the Toronto community. She is a member of the board of Mount Sinai Hospital; former vice chair of the board of Upper Canada College; an honorary patron of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. In 2006, she was chair of the Women’s Division of the United Jewish Appeal. She is a past board member of the Canada Israel Committee, the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation, and the Ontario Arts Council. She is a recipient of the Golda Meir Leadership Award from the State of Israel bonds. In 2010, Yeshiva University awarded her a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. In 2014 she was inducted into the Havergal College Hall of Distinction and received the Rothschild Humanitarian Award from Shaare Zedec Hospital. She is an Honourary Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.