Linda Kislowicz


Linda Kislowicz’ s career in Jewish communal service spans over 4 decades of active professional service.

She has served in a variety of leadership positions including CEO of Jewish Federation of Canada – UIA, executive director of the YM-YWHA of Montreal and the executive director of Jewish Family Services of the Baron de Hirsch Institute of Montreal. As such, Linda has extensive experience and expertise in leading nonprofit organizations and is familiar with the context in which they function.

Linda is a change agent and has been instrumental in initiating and leading numerous changes and improvements in the various organizations that she has served. She is dedicated to improving the opportunities and capacities of individuals, groups, organizations and communities, and to enabling them to grow and achieve their potential.  Her areas of expertise are broad and include human services, Jewish identity and Israel engagement and leadership and community development.

Linda has been an active member of several boards of directors including Family Services of Canada, the Association of Jewish Family and Child Agencies now known as the Network of Jewish Human Services, Montreal Federation CJA, the Bronfman Jewish Education Council, the Jewish Agency for Israel, CIJA, the Reconstructionist synagogue of Montreal, Reena, DANI. CHAT and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. She is currently involved with many of these to this day.

Linda currently works as an independent consultant. Her consulting practice focuses on executive coaching, board governance and facilitation, and strategic planning. She works locally, nationally and internationally and is able to serve in English, French and Hebrew.

Linda is the author of many presentations and publications and is the recipient of many awards including the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal.  Linda is married to Joe, and is a proud mother of Barry, Kally, Howie and Naomi, and grandmother of Matan, Yair, Aviad, Shefa and Gabriel.