Volunteering & Recognition

Volunteer Positions:
2018 – Member, Board of Directors, Canada Tibet Committee
2016 – 2018 Member, Board of Directors, The Gatehouse, Toronto
2016 – 2017 Member, Board of Directors, Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women, Toronto
2006 – 2009 Member, City of Toronto Mayor’s Advisory Panel to Make a Safe City Safer
2006 – 2013 Member, Advisory Board, Panorama India
2004 Member, Toronto District School Board Safe and Compassionate Schools Taskforce
2003 Member, Transition Advisory Group to Toronto Mayor David Miller
1995 – 1997 Chair, Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)
1992 – 1995 Member, Board of Governors, Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
1983 – 1986 Member, City of Toronto Mayor’s Committee on Community and Race Relations, and Chair, Sub-Committee on Access to City Services
1983 – 1984 President, Indian Immigrant Aid Services, Toronto
1983 – 1984 Member, Multiculturalism Committee and South Asian Liaison Committee, United Way of Greater Toronto
1982 – 1984 Member, Board of Directors, Primrose Housing Cooperative, Toronto
1981 – 1983 Member, Social Issues Committee, Children’s Aid Society of Metro Toronto (also Member, Sub-Committee on Housing)
1980 – 1982 Member, Board of Directors, Campus Community Day Care Co-op, University of Toronto, Toronto

Honours and Awards:
2016 Emil Kolb Award for Excellence in Police Governance, Canadian Association for Police Governance
2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, presented by the Government of Ontario
1996 Volunteer Service Award, Government of Ontario
1995 Molson 3rd Annual New Pioneers Award for Leadership, Skills for Change and Molson Canada
1987 Commendation by the Mayor of Toronto for contributions as a member of the Toronto Mayor’s Committee on Community and Race Relations