NGO Monitor is honored to announce that Senator Linda Frum has joined its International Advisory Board. Senator Frum joins prominent figures and experts, including Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, Ruth Wisse, Prof. Judea Pearl, Col. Richard Kemp, and other distinguished international board members.
Senator Frum was appointed to the Senate to represent the Province of Ontario by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009. 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 Zedek Hospital. She is an Honourary Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.