Pardeep Singh Nagra - Director
Pardeep Singh Nagra is a speaker, teacher, trainer and consultant with substantial experience in organizational change. He specializes in Anti-oppression, Equity, and Diversity work. He has held positions in University, College, Public Health, Police and Human Services sectors and has worked both as a Diversity Officer and Diversity Manager. Currently, Pardeep is employed with the Toronto District School Board as Manager of the Employment Equity Office.
His interest in charitable work, community spirit, and humanitarian work has touched the lives of many people and communities over an extended period of time. Pardeep’s work and service has been recognized and valued as he was the recipient of the YMCA Canada Peace Medal, University of Toronto Arbor Award, Region of Peel Chair’s Award for community service, and Auxiliary Constable of the Year with Peel Regional Police.
Pardeep has been a chair, member and advisor to the Board of Directors of the Kesri Ribbon Project, and Sikh Centennial Foundation. Pardeep’s other interests include various sports such as boxing, soccer, ball hockey, marathons, the annual CN Tower stair climb and Toronto Polar Bear Dip, and collecting cars. Pardeep made international headlines when he won the right to compete as a boxer in Canada with his articles of faith intact. Pardeep has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally on many issues and also attended the United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban South Africa. He his also a member of The Dominion Institute’s speaker series for the Passages to Canada as part of their educational programs.
Pardeep continues to be regarded as a positive role model and productive member of Canadian Society. Pardeep continues to dream the Canadian dream, peace, prosperity, and happiness, and struggle the Canadian struggle, rights, equality and nationhood.