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Our Board

Kayla Stephenson

President

Kayla Stephenson was elected to the Board in June 2018. Kayla is a court clerk for the Superior Court at the courthouse in Brampton.

Nayan Thaker

Treasurer

Nayan Thaker is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and currently the Finance Manager at the Brampton Board of Trade. Nayan has a long history in volunteer director roles for a variety of professional and community organizations.

Shaimaa Abousidou

Secretary

Shaimaa Abousidou joined our board of directors in 2014. Shaimaa was elected Secretary of the Board in June 2018. She maintains an interest in poverty law issues experienced by individuals and communities, and values the legal clinic’s work in providing legal services, as well as services related to public legal education, law reform and outreach, for the community.

Shaimaa has a B.A. (Hons) in Health Studies and Political Science from McMaster University and an M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University. Currently, she is a Policy Analyst in the Ontario Public Service.

Desmond Khanoo

Director

Desmond Khanoo joined our board of directors in 2012. Desmond is a prison chaplain at Warkworth Correctional Institute.

Sukhbir Kaur

Director

Sukhbir joined our Board of Directors in 2017.  Sukhbir has worked with various social service organizations serving the needs of new immigrants, homelessness, addictions, mental health and domestic violence issues. She has also participated in outreach and research projects with Ryerson and York universities on developing a comprehensive understanding of elder abuse prevention in immigrant communities.

Sukhbir has a BSW (Honours) in Social Work from Ryerson University and Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor.  She has completed a myriad of trainings to build her skills and knowledge as a clinician. Currently, she is working as a registered social worker at the Canadian Mental Health Association. She also teaches courses at Sheridan College.

Vikaas Bansal

Director

Vikaas Bansal joined our board of directors in 2017. Vic is a lawyer in private practice in Brampton.

Monty Laskin

Director

Monty Laskin joined our board of directors in 2020. Monty is CEO of Caledon Community Services.

Shaneil Stewart

Director

Shaneil Stewart joined our board of directors in 2020. Shaneil has a B.A. in Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University and also a post graduate certificate from Humber College in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is trained as a mediator and in conflict resolution management. She has volunteered for labour unions and has interests in empowering workers to participate and engage in workers’ rights.

Marjorie Rasquinha

Director

Marjorie joined our Board of Directors in 2020. Marjorie has a B.A (Hons) in Political Science as well as a Masters of Public Policy, Administration, and Law from York University. Currently, she works with RBC in Toronto.