On September 14th, Bernie Farber stepped down as Chair of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network and nominated Sue Gardner, who has been unanimously elected as our new Chair. Bernie remains on the CAHN board as Founding Chair Emeritus.
Bernie stepping back has been in the works for a long time. He wants to spend less time on call and more time with his family and grandchildren - he’s earned it. Bernie has spent 48 long years fighting hate – first as a social worker and later leading the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Paloma Foundation, the Mosaic Institute, and co-founding our very own Canadian Anti-Hate Network.
Thanks to Bernie, we’ve exposed and shut down more white supremacists and neo-Nazis in the past five years than any other organization in Canada.
We want to commemorate that work - and Bernie wants to put CAHN in a strong position for the future - so please look forward to news of a commemorative fund that anybody who wants to celebrate Bernie's long career can contribute towards.
Now we’re excited to have the leadership of Sue Gardner, former Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation and before that the head of CBC.CA. Sue is a highly sought after big-thinker on issues of internet policy and disinformation.
Thank you to our over 2300 donors and tens of thousands of supporters who make our work possible. You can continue to expect us to publish factual, ethical journalism, investigations and deep dives.
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