Michael Mostyn is the Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada and oversees the organization’s programming and advocacy initiatives. He serves as a senior spokesperson for the community and speaks out on behalf of Canadian Jewry and other communities whose human rights are under threat globally.
Michael is a barrister and solicitor in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. Before joining B’nai Brith, he was a successful litigation lawyer in Toronto. He also served as Chief Strategic Officer in the high-tech start-up sector.
Michael previously served as B’nai Brith’s National Director of Public Affairs, leading the organization’s Ottawa office as the liaison for government relations and diplomacy. Among many other achievements during this period, he served as an official member of the Canadian Delegation to the International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research in Prague, Czech Republic in 2007.
Michael was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, in recognition of his community service to Canada.
Since taking the helm as B’nai Brith Canada CEO in 2014, Michael has presided over a dramatic and impactful set of achievements on behalf of grassroots Canadians. He is among the leading voices for human rights in Canada and North America and has altered the landscape in combating antisemitism.
Under Michael’s leadership, B’nai Brith’s Eight-Point Plan to Tackle Antisemitism has been endorsed and/or adopted broadly as a tangible framework for fighting hate.
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