About Senator Frum


In 2012, Minister Jason Kenney appointed Senator Frum Co-Chair of the Advisory Council for the 2013 Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research. In 2013, Minister Rona Ambrose appointed Senator Frum to sit as a member of an advisory council of industry leaders to effectively promote the participation of women on corporate boards across Canada.


Senator Frum is an active member of the Toronto community. She is a member of the board of Mount Sinai Hospital; former vice chair of the board of Upper Canada College; an honorary patron of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.  In 2006, she was chair of the Women’s Division of the United Jewish Appeal. She is a past board member of the Canada Israel Committee, the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation, and the Ontario Arts Council. She is a recipient of the Golda Meir Leadership Award from the State of Israel bonds.  In 2010, Yeshiva University awarded her a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. In 2014 she was inducted into the Havergal College Hall of Distinction and received the Rothschild Humanitarian Award from Shaare Zedec Hospital.  She is an Honourary Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Married to Howard Sokolowski, she is the proud mother and step-mother to five children and one grandchild. 

The Honourable Senator Linda Frum is an accomplished writer and journalist.  She is a former contributing editor to Maclean’s and was a columnist with the National Post from 1998-2002, and then again from 2006-2007.  As a writer for the National Post she interviewed many notable world figures, politicians and thinkers.  She has authored two books, Linda Frum’s Guide to Canadian Universities and Barbara Frum: A Daughter’s Memoir.  Both books were Canadian bestsellers.  She is also a Gemini-Award winning documentarian.


In 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Linda to the Senate to represent the Province of Ontario.  She currently sits as a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal & Constitutional Affairs; Rules, Procedures, and the Rights of Parliament; Conflict of Interest for Senators.

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