Ottawa, December 16, 2018
The Council of Canadians is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Molly Kane.
Molly is the former executive director of the international social justice organization, Inter Pares, and has extensive experience in organizational development including generational renewal, program transformation, and governance.
There is no doubt that we live in challenging times for our movement, our country and the world. At the same time, we are also aware of the unique capacity and the great potential of the Council of Canadians to face those challenges by embracing the future with hope – strengthening solidarity among social movements, and nurturing creativity and enthusiasm with others in our collective action for change. Today, we strengthen our potential to spread action and hope with the addition of Molly Kane to our organization.
Molly brings over thirty-five years of experience in social, economic and environmental justice providing leadership in movement building, social and economic analysis, organizational development and fundraising. She started her career carrying out community-based popular education programs and continues to have a keen interest in effective approaches to public education and mobilization campaigns. Molly has provided leadership in renewal processes with a variety of organizations and coalitions in many parts of the world.
As Canada and the world enter a new era in experiencing the impacts of climate disruption, corporate globalization, and increasing threats to democracy, the need for strong, fearless leadership is more critical than ever. Fluent in French and English, Molly has enjoyed working with people across many linguistic, geographic, cultural and generational distances. She is thrilled to be taking on this new challenge and looks forward to taking on her responsibilities as Executive Director at the beginning of March, 2019.
With the solidarity of allies, chapter members and supporters across Canada, the Council of Canadians is passionately committed to struggles for economic and social justice, the protection of the Commons, and democracy. We look forward to working with Molly as we move forward in growing our movement.
Leo Broderick, Chair, The Council of Canadians