Ariela Friedmann

Senior Manager
Marketing & Communications

Ariela is proud to lead the Marketing & Communications Team at MOSAIC. This small but mighty team is responsible for a suite of functions to help share MOSAIC’s vision and mission, and increase awareness and engagement. Ariela holds a High Honours Bachelor of Journalism and English degree from Carleton University in Ottawa. She is an award-winning communicator (IABC – Silver Leaf, publicity campaign) and journalist (OCNA – best news story in Ontario). Starting her career as a newspaper reporter and editor, Ariela then moved into the non-profit world. She has led the marketing & communications function at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Alzheimer Society, and the non-profit BC Safety Authority, among others. As an immigrant to Canada, she is now honoured to be giving her all to MOSAIC.

Ariela believes in volunteerism, and donates her time to newcomer mentoring, community advocacy, outdoor leadership, and local theatre. She is currently serving a two-year term as a member of the Board of Directors/Board of Management at Britannia Community Centre.

An avid adventure traveller, she has backpacked through many countries in far-flung corners of the world, and has successfully summitted many of the world’s highest trekkable mountains including Kilimanjaro in Africa and Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Weekends will find Ariela somewhere in the local North Shore mountains, feeling blessed and lucky to live in beautiful BC.