Donald Carr

Honorary Life Member

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Donald Carr is a highly-regarded legal practitioner, with expansive experience dating back to 1951. After practicing litigation, commercial leasing and public and private corporate law, Donald focused his practice on estates and trusts and charities law. He has been advising on estate and succession planning, estate and trust administration and general business matters for many years and provides specialized expertise and counsel to individuals and charitable organizations.

In 2006, Donald was appointed to the Order of Ontario which is reserved for Ontarians from all fields of endeavour, whose excellence has left a lasting legacy in the province. He received the province’s highest honour for his exceptional work in serving as counsel to a wide range of charities and not-for-profit organizations and for contributing to access to justice through his pro bono legal work.

Donald has played significant roles in a multitude of community organizations, both locally and across Canada, including President of United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto (Toronto’s Federation), Counsel and Vice-President of Canadian Jewish Congress, Honorary Counsel of UIA Federations Canada, Vice-Chairman of Canada Israel Committee. He was President of The Canadian Jewish News for many years, as well as serving on the boards of directors of several well-known commercial ventures. He was a founder and senior partner of Goodman and Carr LLP as well as the firm’s Chair for its first 25 years.

Donald Carr served as an active member of the Canadian Friends of Haifa University Board of Directors from 1976 to 2001.