Release: Announcing our new Executive Director

Release: Announcing our new Executive Director

The Canadian Constitution Foundation is thrilled to announce that Joanna Baron will be taking over from Howard Anglin as Executive Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation as of April 13, 2019. Joanna has been the National Director of the Runnymede Society for the last three years, during which time she has grown the Runnymede Society from an ambitious idea into an influential and established voice in Canada’s law schools and in the broader legal and academic community.

A native of Toronto, Joanna studied classical liberal arts at St. John’s College, MD, and earned civil and common law degrees at McGill University. She clerked for the justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario and was called to the bar in Ontario in 2013. Following her clerkship, Joanna worked in barrister’s chambers in London, UK as a Harold G. Fox Scholar. Upon returning to Canada in 2014, Joanna practiced criminal defence law with the late Edward L. Greenspan, appearing at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She was hired to launch the Runnymede Society in 2016. 

Anglin noted, “it has been a true privilege for me to lead the Canadian Constitution Foundation for almost three years. The work we have done to promote and defend constitutional rights and freedoms has made, and will continue to make, Canada a freer and better country and the work of the Runnymede Society is already changing the legal culture of Canada in positive ways that will be felt for decades.”

With sound funding and a full roster of important cases defending the fundamental freedoms of Canadians, the Canadian Constitution Foundation is stronger and more influential than ever. Anglin thanks his exceptional colleagues at the CCF, our donors and supporters, and the Board of Directors for their consistent and invaluable support during a personally- and professionally-rewarding three years.

The original release can be found here.