About Linda Elizabeth Frum
The Honourable 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 again from 2006-2007.
As a writer for the National Post she interviewed many notable world figures, politicians and thinkers. In 1996 she won a Gemini Award for Best Social-Political Documentary Program for the film Ms. Conceptions. She has authored two books, Linda Frum’s Guide to Canadian Universities (1987, with an updated edition published in 1990) and Barbara Frum: A Daughter’s Memoir (1996). Both books were Canadian bestsellers.
She was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on August 27, 2009 to represent the Province of Ontario. She is currently a member of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources as well as the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications. She was previously a member of the Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.
Linda is an active member of the Toronto community. She is vice chair of the board of Upper Canada College and a member of the board of the Bishop Strachan School. She is also the honourary chair of Zareinu—a school for physically and developmentally challenged children. She is 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, the Soulpepper Theatre, and the Ontario Arts Council.
This May she will be receiving the Golda Meir Leadership Award from the State of Israel Bonds and is a past recipient of the Human Relations Award from the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. Most recently she was the fundraising co-chair for the True Patriot Love Tribute Dinner which raised approximately 2 million dollars in support of The Canadian Military Families Fund.
Linda Frum was born in Toronto, Ontario. She attended Havergal College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in 1984. She resides in Toronto with her husband Howard Sokolowski, a real-estate developer and former co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. She is the mother and step-mother to five children.