Former B’nai Brith director to run race relations group
October 29, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
Toronto – Rubin Friedman, a former government relations director for B’nai Brith Canada, has been designated principal operating officer of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF).
Friedman has assumed responsibility for oversight of the CRRF’s operations, including ensuring an efficient transition pending the appointment of a new executive director under the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act.
His considerable experience in human rights and anti-racism work includes serving as government relations director for B’nai Brith from 1994-1999 and leading its Taking Action Against Hate educational program from 2002-2003.
More recently, Friedman developed training materials and directed teams of instructors for the Against Prejudice program run by the Jewish Family Services of Ottawa. His 23-year career in the federal government included stints as executive director of Japanese Canadian Redress, director of Community Support and Participation and head of French and English test development for the public service. He is a writer, a former speech pathologist and an active community member.