TORONTO, July 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Ariel Siller as Chief Executive Officer.
"Ariel will lead the Foundation in taking the next big steps to move the Foundation forward, building on partnerships, awareness and resources in advancing literacy for ALL children in Canada," said Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors. "Ariel's leadership will create strong momentum in achieving the collective ambition to make Canadian children the most literate in the world."
Before joining the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation, Siller was Executive Director of the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, where she grew the organization's reach and impact through programmatic excellence, strong alliances with educators and driving increased awareness of the obstacles to literacy facing many high-needs elementary schools.
Previously, Siller pursued her passion for social justice through her legal practice. She graduated from Stanford Law School with both academic and pro bono distinctions. Throughout her legal career, most recently at Torys LLP in Toronto, Siller maintained an active pro bono practice that involved partnering with and advocating for marginalized communities.
"I'm excited to lead the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation in its bold mandate of helping Canadian children achieve their full potential," said Siller. "Our success will fundamentally alter the next generation's ability to fully engage in the economic, social and political aspects of Canadian life. The Foundation looks forward to continuing our work with strong partners across the country to help achieve a bright and literate future for all children in Canada."
Siller's appointment was effective July 15, 2019.
About the Foundation: The Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation's mission is to ensure that all children in Canada are equipped to reach their full potential. We identify gaps and opportunities; promote impact-focused best practices; mobilize practitioner networks; and promote and incubate initiatives that support our goal of making Canadian children the most literate in the world.
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SOURCE Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation
For further information: Theresa Dillon, [email protected]; 416-646-8922.