Canada

Irwin Cotler

Head of Canadian Delegation to the IHRA

Member country since: 2009

Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day), 17 January (Raoul Wallenberg Day)


Marjorie Emmanuel (Department of Canadian Heritage) – Deputy Head of Delegation

Eric Bertram (Global Affairs Canada) – Deputy Head of Delegation

Gina Csanyi-Robah (Canadian Romani Alliance) – Education Working Group

Clint Curle (Canadian Museum for Human Rights) – Education Working Group

Alain Goldschlager (University of Western Ontario - Holocaust Literature Research Institute) – Academic Working Group

Belle Jarniewski (Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada) – Academic Working Group

Dafina Savic (Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Jody Spiegel (Azrieli Foundation) – Education Working Group

David Matas (B'nai B'rith Canada)

Anne MacKay (Global Affairs Canada)

Yaffa Tegegne – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Ann Roberts (Department of Canadian Heritage)

Michael Levitt (Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre) – Education Working Group

Mathieu Rowsell (Global Affairs Canada) – Academic Working Group

Emily Goldberg (Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights)

Brent McCamon (Global Affairs Canada)

Carson Phillips (Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre) – Education Working Group

Monique Lamoureux (Global Affairs Canada)

Audrey Licop (Montreal Holocaust Museum) – Academic Working Group


Canada’s membership of the IHRA is an affirmation at the highest political level of its commitment to Holocaust education, remembrance and research. Canada’s IHRA Chairmanship in 2013 helped raise awareness of the Holocaust through initiatives such as a ‘National Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education’, participation in an international poster design competition, development of a comprehensive research guide to holdings related to the Holocaust in its National Library and Archives, and government funding to help preserve and disseminate Holocaust survivor testimony. 

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