Rachel Pulfer is the Executive Director of Journalists for Human Rights. She is an accomplished executive with eight years’ experience creating, piloting, implementing and scaling human rights and media development programs in Africa and the Middle East as well as here at home on Indigenous rights in Canada. Under her leadership, JHR has expanded to three continents, launched partnerships across the media landscape in Canada, grew a successful fundraising gala, and won several regional and national awards, including the Bill Hutton Award for Excellence in Journalism from RTDNA Canada, Ontario Heritage and Innovation awards for the Indigenous Reporters Program, and a Governor-General’s Award for Services to the People of Ghana. She is a contributing editor to Corporate Knights magazine, a Fellow of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a member of the Banff Forum.
Prior to running JHR, Rachel was the 2009-2010 Webster-McConnell William Southam Journalism Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. She was a columnist and US correspondent for Canadian Business, as well as a member of the editorial. She has also written op-eds and features for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Walrus, Azure and many other publications.