National Director 

Tom Freda 

Tom FredaA co-founder of Citizens for a Canadian Republic, Tom Freda has been its national director and main Anglophone media spokesperson since 2002.

As a republican activist, his strong belief in Canada’s evolution, sovereignty, unity and identity as a nation prompted his formation of Republic of Canada Online in 1999 and Monarchy-Free Canada in 2001, two internet sources of news and information about republicanism in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth. Supporters of those sites helped form Citizens for a Canadian Republic the following year.

In his professional life, Tom studied Applied Arts at the Sheridan Institute in Oakville, Ontario and Fine Arts at Toronto's Ryerson University.

He was vice president and marketing director of Focus, a supplier to the advertising and publishing fields and later CEO of Visual Contact, a visual arts business specializing in digital media, marketing and design.

His travel, landscape and fine art photography is published regularly in North America. In addition, his technical writing is used worldwide by leading manufacturers of consumer electronics.

Through his work, he has traveled extensively throughout every province and territory in Canada.

As a genealogist, Tom is also immensely proud of his own personal connection to Canada's colonial history. He's the direct descendant of a Brunswicker 'Hessian' who fought with the British in the U.S. War of Independence and who later became an early Nova Scotia pioneer.

He currently resides in Toronto with his wife and son.


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