Chair and CEO, The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Passionately dedicated to human rights issues for more than 20 years, Ms. Chotalia was appointed Chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 2009. She is the recipient of numerous service and professional recognition awards, including Professional Female of the Year, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce 2010 “Woman of the Year” and the Red Cross Community Service Recognition award.
In her practice, she has successfully litigated many high-profile cases. A few of those cases are: religious accommodation for a turbaned Sikh Canadian RCMP officer; exclusion of “sexual orientation” from the Individual’s Rights Protection Act, in violation of s. 15 of the Charter; discrimination and retaliation complaint of a woman seeking to become a surface rights administrator; preventing the removal on the alleged basis of medical inadmissibility of a Filipino woman who had contracted breast cancer in Canada.
Ms. Chotalia is the author of several books including The Annotated Canadian Human Rights Act 1994, and Human Rights Law in Canada 1996, in addition to many articles about human rights and immigration law.
We welcome Ms. Chotalia and look forward to hearing her views on “Managing Change to Ensure Justice for Canadians.”