Appointed Citizenship Judge for Greater Toronto Area in May 2013, Ruth Klein has worked in human rights advocacy for a major part of her career.
Prior to her appointment, she served for fifteen years as National Director of the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada, a position in which she led public policy, community outreach and educational initiatives designed to counter prejudice and advance cross-cultural dialogue.
With a BA (Hons.) from the London School of Economics and a LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School, she is a Chartered Mediator with experience in community, workplace and health care dispute resolution.
She is a published author, editor and public speaker, and has served on a range of community advisory boards, most recently as a volunteer on the Clinical Ethics Committee at Baycrest Health Sciences. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and has been recognized for her work in fighting racism and promoting equity and diversity within Canadian society.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal