ORT Canada Leadership

ORT Canada is led by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and managed by a professional staff operating out of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

ORT Canada Board of Directors

Board members serve a two year term. We are always interested in having new people join our board so if this is of interest to you please contact us.

Larry has volunteered with ORT for over 25 years.  He also does volunteer work for Federation CJA, Hebrew Foundation, Congregation Beth Tikvah and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.  He is a CPA CA who works as a consultant but has also worked in the past for KPMG and Claridge.  Larry has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University.  He is married and has 2 daughters.  He and his wife Rina founded the Jaclyn Fisher Foundation in memory of their daughter.

Jack has been involved with the Montreal Jewish community for the past 25 years.  He is the Chairman of the National Board of the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research (CIJR) and co-President of ORT Canada.  He’s also held other positions in the past such as Israel Bonds-Chairman of the Business Division, Canadian Representative for the Israel-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Beit Halochem-Chairman of fundraising for the Montreal branch to name a few.  Jack runs his own high-tech company in the field of Computer Networking for Personal Computers.  He is married and has 2 children and 5 grand children.

Martin has been with ORT Montreal for over 20 years, as Treasurer, planning galas and helping to raise funds.  He is a CPA CA who has practiced tax and estate planning in one of Canada’s largest public accounting firms for over 35 years.  He loves to ski, play hockey, read and spend as much time as possible with his granddaughter.

Arthur has been involved in many non-profit organizations in Montreal over the last 30 years.  He’s been volunteering at ORT Canada for many of those years and currently holds the position of Co-President.  He is Vice President at CIBC Wood Gundy.  He enjoys travelling and cycling.  Arthur has 4 children.

Dr. Lorne A. Wiseman, specialist in periodontics, has a private practice in Montreal and is co-director of implantology at the Jewish General Hospital. He has been involved in continuing dental education for years and is an assistant professor at the McGill University Faculty of Dentistry.

He has been volunteering for ORT Canada for over 30 years and has been invaluable to the ORT Gala, having chaired it successfully many times.  He is married to Gale and has 3 children and 1 grandchild.

ORT Canada Regional Directors

Ricky was named Executive Director of ORT Toronto in 2019.  Prior to this he served as ORT Canada’s National Director of Development where he focused on Major Gifts Fundraising, increasing the profile of ORT in Canada and leveraging the success of the ORT Montreal Jewish Education Gala in Toronto.

Before joining ORT, he worked for various organizations such as the City of Toronto, Rogers Communication, CanWest Global, Canadian Depository for Securities and Ernst and Young and in doing so acquired 20 years of experience in the field of Risk Management and Consulting.  Ricky has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Concordia University.

Mary was named Executive Director of ORT Vancouver in 2013.  Under her direction, ORT Vancouver has held many events and fundraisers that have contributed to the Vancouver community and to ORT Canada and World ORT fundraising initiatives.  Prior to joining ORT, Mary was an integral part of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University for 20 years.

Mary has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.