Fellow

Harkirat Singh

Expertise: Local Government, Social Inclusion and Exclusion, Election Campaigns, Human Rights

Harkirat Singh is a School Trustee for the Peel District School Board and a Professor at Humber College. He was elected as School Trustee in October 2014 and has acted as an advisor to numerous municipal, provincial and federal campaigns.

Singh is a fierce advocate of diversity and equity issues at the Peel District School Board and at the Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA). He recently filed a complaint with the integrity commissioner surrounding racist comments by a veteran Regional Councillor in Brampton, which led to the Councillor being found in violation of the code of conduct. One of his proudest moments as a Trustee was when a motion he introduced passed that acknowledged the traditional territories before the national anthem was to be sung at all board related events and schools. Furthermore he introduced a motion at OPSBA that explicitly prioritized Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the organization. The motion passed unanimously.

He holds a Masters of Science degree in Economics from London Metropolitan University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. Additionally, he has completed the Municipal Administration Program (MAP) with honours from the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO).