Born, raised and educated in London, England, I worked for various newspapers in England prior to immigrating to Canada where I resumed my career in the newspaper and magazine field and established an advertising and communications company.
Now in its 12th year of publication, I have a respected international internet news site, jewishinfoNews.info dealing with issues relating to intolerance, antisemitism/virulent Judeophobia, hate, ethnocentric violence, Islamophobia, conflict and terrorism.
As a diplomat, I served as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Rwanda to Canada from 1999 to 2002.
I have lectured and designed courses as well as been a moderator at numerous institutions in the areas of therapeutic management, communications, religion in politics and have appeared on TV, radio and in the print media.
I am a founding member of Hope for Rwanda’s Children Fund and the founder of Mitzvah Day Canada, a grassroots, not for profit and non-fundraising organisation.
After living in Amsterdam for several years, I returned to Toronto where I am working on my fourth book, a novel, set in France, which addresses cultural diversity issues that go beyond stereotypes in society, as well as a sitcom for the North American market.
I am available for workshops, lectures, talks and readings throughout the year. To contact me go to https://alanlsimons.wordpress.com/