For Immediate Release
August 15, 2018 (Toronto, ON)
Today, Nikki Holland assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA. She succeeds Linda Kislowicz, who has held the position since 2006.
‘On behalf of the board of directors and staff in Canada and Israel, I am very excited to welcome Nikki on board. Her extensive and diverse professional experience, along with her creativity and vision, will ensure her success as President and CEO. I am confident that Nikki will provide strong and strategic leadership to lead this vital organization to a bright future.’ – Leslie S. Gales, Chair of the Board.
Nikki comes to JFC-UIA from the Carpenters’ District Council, Ontario (CDC), where as Director of Public Affairs she was responsible for all government relations and communications. Prior to CDC, she was Vice President, Public Affairs at Invest Toronto, Toronto’s foreign direct investment marketing and sales corporation. Nikki also worked as the Manager of Government Relations at the Insurance Bureau of Canada, where she acted as the primary executive working on behalf of Ontario’s property and casualty insurers to influence and assist the government in making regulatory changes beneficial to association members and Ontarians.
A Toronto native, Nikki is an active member of the Jewish Community and is fluent in Hebrew. She graduated from The Anne & Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT) and attended Hebrew University in Jerusalem for one year. She has staffed several Birthright Israel trips and a Biluim Israel Trip.
‘It is a profound honour for me to have been appointed President and CEO of Jewish Federations Canada – UIA. I believe that we have an important collective responsibility to give back to the Jewish community, to honour the sacrifices made by those who came before us and to establish an unbreakable link with those who will come after. I am eager to harness the deeply-held passion that I have to strengthen Jewish life in both Canada and Israel and to provide meaningful programs for all who participate, in Canada, Israel and overseas.’ – Nikki Holland, President & CEO
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