The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the hiring of Noah Aiken-Klar as Director, Grants & Programs.
Reporting to the CEO, Noah will provide strategic leadership for the Foundation’s granting activities. He will lead a granting team that awards millions of dollars each year to not-for-profit organizations and build, support, and manage relationships with grantees and other funders across Ontario.
“We’re excited to welcome Noah into this key leadership position at the Foundation,” says Lisa Cirillo, the Foundation’s CEO. “Noah brings more than 15 years of varied experience in the access to justice space. He has led cutting-edge granting programs and Canada’s largest pro bono organization. The common thread across these roles is Noah’s deep commitment to social justice and inclusion.”
Noah comes to the Foundation from RBC where he was the inaugural Director, Youth Social Impact and most recently served as Director, Academic and Strategic Partnerships, Technology, & Operations. At RBC, Noah helped create RBC Future Launch, a 10-year $500M fund, and partnered with educators and nonprofit leaders to develop programs that prepare students to launch careers and build a more equitable and prosperous workforce.
Prior to RBC, Noah was the Regional Director of Community Investments at Ontario Trillium Foundation where he helped lead the redesign of the organization’s grant review and evaluation program processes while managing large grant portfolios across the province.
Noah also spent three years as the National Director of Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC), one of the Foundation’s long-standing grantees. At PBSC, he led a network of 4,000 law student and lawyer volunteers from 21 law schools across the county.
Noah earned his LLB from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and practiced in civil litigation earlier in his career.
Noah has extensive experience working with and serving on Boards of Directors. He is a member of the Communities Building Youth Futures National Collaborative with the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement and, most recently, served on the Boards of The Learning Partnership and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario.