Canada-Israel Engagement and Socio-Economic Relations

Thu, Dec 3, 2020 1:00 PM


Canada Israel Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our next event!


Join us for an insightful discussion with two leading political and diplomatic women who have been instrumental in strengthening the strong ties between Canada and Israel. The discussion will touch on their personal stories, political and business opportunities between Canada and Israel and the impact of more women participating in the political and business world in both countries, and much more.


  • Business opportunities between Canada and Israel
  • Female representation in business and political sectors in Canada and Israel
  • Past, present, and future

Our Speakers:

Galit Baram                                                                                                                                                           Consul General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canada

Consul General Galit Baram joined the Israeli Foreign Service in 1994. Her service abroad includes postings in Moscow, Cairo, and Washington, D.C. She also served as Director of the Department for Palestinian Affairs and Regional Co-operation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem.  Ms. Baram took up her current position as Consul General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canada in August 2016. She is married to a fellow diplomat and has two children.

Michal Cotler-Wunsh                                                                                                                               Knesset Member

Michal Cotler-Wunsh is a Member of the Knesset for the Blue and White party. She serves as Chair of the Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Use, Chair of the Subcommittee on Israel-Diaspora Relations, and as a member of the Foreign Affairs and Security, Law, Children’s Rights, Women’s Rights, and Immigration and Integration Committees. Michal is also the Chair of the Canada-Israel Friendship Group, the Knesset’s Official Representative on Matters Related to the International Criminal Court (ICC), and a founding member of the Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism.

Michal was born in Israel and grew up in Canada. She received her LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her LL.M. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law, and Politics program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Freie Universität of Berlin, researching freedom of speech, civil liberties, democratic theories, and multiculturalism.

Prior to becoming a Member of Knesset, Michal served as a research fellow at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at IDC Herzliya and was a board member at “Tzav Pius” – an NGO dedicated to creating opportunities to connect Israelis along the secular-religious spectrum. She was also a dedicated legal advisor to the Goldin family, working for the return of deceased Israeli soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul as well as Israeli civilians Avera Mangistu and Hisham al-Sayed.

Michal is committed to promoting, advancing, and protecting the rule of law, human rights, Israel-diaspora relations, Jewish communities throughout the world, and integration of old and new immigrants in Israel.

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