The Chair and Board of Directors of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation cordially invite all fund holders and members of the Community to attend the

OJCF Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, June 4th, 2020

Call to Order: 7:00 pm via Zoom conference

Any two members of the Corporation may nominate additional directors at any time up to seven days prior (May 28th, 2020) to the meeting so long as such nominations are made in writing and deposited with the Foundation Associate

Successful candidates will serve a three-year term from June 2020 to June 2023. Nominations will not be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.

Members shall have the right to exercise one vote each. Any member may, by means of a written proxy, appoint a proxy holder to attend and act in the manner and to the extent authorized by the proxy. A proxy holder need not be a member.

RSVP prior to May 30th, 2020
to Solange Ashe at 613-798-4696 ext. 252, or at

Congratulations to scholarship recipients! From left to right:

Shaked Karabelnicoff - George Joseph Cooper Scholarship

Sharon Liu, St. Pius X High School in Ottawa - Ilana and Steven Rubin Scholarship

Natalie Hale, South Carleton High School in Richmond - Ilana and Steven Rubin Scholarship

Botond Ivan, St. Joseph’s High School in Barrie - Ilana and Steven Rubin Scholarship

Investing in Our Future


Special Guest - Ian Freedman


Ian Freedman is President of Loblaw’s apparel division, Joe Fresh.  Before assuming the role of President, Ian served as COO of Joe Fresh and, prior to that, as Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at Loblaw’s parent company, George Weston Limited.

Prior to joining George Weston, Ian held a variety of senior management roles at Molson Coors Canada including SVP & General Manager of Molson Coors Quebec, where he ran Molson’s Quebec business, and Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer, where he lead strategy, business development and M&A.  Ian also served as President of the Six Pints Specialty Beer Company, Molson’s stand-alone national craft beer division, which included brands such as Creemore Springs, Granville Island, Mad & Noisy and the Beer Academy. 

While at Molson, Ian served on the Board of Directors of Modelo Molson Imports (a joint venture with Modelo for the importation of Corona to Canada) and acted as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Beer Store (Ontario’s brewer owned beer retailer).

Ian’s varied career experience also includes time as a lawyer at Stikeman, Elliott and as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.

Born in Montreal, Ian holds a B.Com from McGill University and a law degree (LLB) from the University of Toronto.