Halton school board’s new Human Rights & Equity Advisor brings wealth of experience


Published August 11, 2022 at 10:43 am

The Halton District School Board has appointed Pardeep Nagra to the role of Human Rights & Equity Advisor. PHOTO BY KULJIT REHAL, CREATIVE VISION.

The Halton District School Board has named Pardeep Nagra its new Human Rights & Equity Advisor.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) recipient and former Canadian boxer joined the HDSB’s administrative team on Thursday and fills the vacancy of left by the departure of Jewel Amoah.

Nagra will advise the Board on human rights-related strategic policy issues and provide direction on matters of equity, inclusion and human rights obligations.

His role as the Human Rights & Equity Advisor will also seem him build and maintain a culture of respect for human rights and supporting the resolution of human rights complaints.

“I am most excited to connect with students, staff, parents/guardians and the community of Halton,” says Nagra. “I encourage you to reach out to me and invite me to your classroom, school, department, community organization or event. I am here to serve you.”

Nagra brings decades of experience and critical expertise in human rights, diversity, equity and inclusion with him to his new role with the HDSB.
He is the Executive Director of the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

Nagra’s most recent role has been as Manager of Employment Equity at the Toronto District School Board. A motivational and public speaker, Nagra has stopped by HDSB schools on numerous occasions to speak with students and staff.

“The Board is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all students and staff that models a culture of equity and respect,” says Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board. “We look forward to working with Pardeep to proactively support HDSB students and staff and address human rights issues.”



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