Please watch a video recording or the Annual General Meeting:

AGM - June 4 2020

The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

The Chair and Board of Directors of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation held its Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 4th, 2020.


Congratulations to our most recent scholarship recipients!

From left to right:

Dario Chaquin - George Joseph Cooper Scholarship

Ronnie Frenkel - Ilana and Steven Rubin Scholarship

Brianna Spencer - Ilana and Steven Rubin Scholarship

Taylor Tomasevic - 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.