The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre is a non-profit organization.
It is managed by an Board of Directors, which is responsible for the organization's strategic orientations and policies.
After completing the priorities it set forth in its previous Action Plan, the Board of Directors adopted a new 3-year action plan in 2011.
The main goals of the new Action Plan include:
Recognition as the expert organization in Holocaust education and remembrance in Quebec.
Integration of a universal and contemporary message into its Holocaust education work, including programmes, events, and the Museum. The Centre will be seen as a vital contributor to the field of human rights.
Documentation and organization of the Collection, so as be able to assure its use in the fields of education, remembrance and research.
Use of contemporary technology to promote our vision, through the website, Museum and exhibits and in programmes. Development of communications tools, which always look to future needs, trends and best practices research.
Strengthened and expanded partnerships with other like-minded organizations and communities.
Annual Report 2012-2013
Previous Annual Reports
The Board of Directors
Members of these governing bodies are elected for a two-year mandate. The Board of Directors oversees the operations of the Centre.
Members of the Board of Directors
- Yvonne Bensimon
- Susyn Borer
- Jennifer Carter
- Steve Coplan (CA, CPA)* : Treasurer
- F. Guillaume Dufour
- Hanna Eliashiv
- Menachem Freedman
- Lily Ivanier : Honorary Vice-president
- Eva Kuper
- Silvia Kertesz* : Secretary
- Nancy Maklan
- Helen Malkin* : President
- Larry Nachshen* : Immediate Past President
- Judith Nemes-Black
- Daniel Rabinowicz* : Vice-president
- Richard Schnurbach
- Stephen Strauber
- Leslie Vertes
- Alice Herscovitch* : Executive Director
The organization's daily functionning is assumed by the Staff. The team is comprised of 10 members, who provide the professional expertise and assure the planning and implementation of the Centre's programs and activities.
The Centre also benefits from:
- A full-time Gedenkdiener (Austrian civil service) each year
counsel (university professors, lawyers, etc.)
- The help of 135 volunteers. The work of our volunteers, on an annual basis, is equivalent to about 7 full-time staff positions
- The work of committees, which are chaired by volunteers and supported by the staff: Museum, Remembrance, Finance, Docent, Education, Holocaust Survivor Speaker and Human Rights Committees.
Volunteers and the Centre's staff are guided by the values of the organization: compassion, integrity, cooperation and fairness.