Archive | July, 2013

Art Gallery of Mississauga Launches Summer Exhibitions

Posted on 24 July 2013 by admin

Over 300 people attended the opening reception of four new exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Mississauga last Thursday, July 18. The exhibitions will be on display at the AGM until September 7. Admission to the gallery is free.

On the occasion, Stuart Keeler, Director, Curator, Art Gallery of Mississauga stated

 “In line with its Mission, the AGM connects with the people of Mississauga with visual arts as the catalyst for conversation. The current exhibitions feature strong contemporary work, but more importantly, they also explore themes of home and identity. These themes are particularly relevant to Mississauga, where there is such a global population.”

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Katrina Kaif turns 30!

Posted on 24 July 2013 by admin

New Delhi: Katrina Kaif – undoubtedly one of most sought after actresses in today’s times – has turned a year older today.

The British Indian actress – who forayed into Bollywood with Kaizad Gustad`s ‘Boom’ – has achieved the success and fame almost every actor yearns for.

Even though Katrina tried her luck in the Telugu blockbuster romantic comedy ‘Malliswari’, she finally gained commercial success in Bollywood with Vipul Shah`s ‘Namastey London’, in which she starred opposite heartthrob Akshay Kumar.

Since then, there has been no looking back for the gorgeous actress, who has worked wonders in movies like ‘Partner’, ‘Race’, ‘Singh Is Kinng’, ‘Rajneeti’, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and more recently, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, in which she starred opposite her former flame Salman Khan. Born to an Indian Kashmiri father and an English mother in Hong Kong on July 16, 1983, Katrina changed her surname from Turcotte to Kaif – her father`s surname – when she came to India.

Even though she had spent her early years trotting from one place to the other after her parents separated, Katrina finally moved to Mumbai after living in England, her hometown, for three years. After a lot of speculations, Katrina had admitted in 2011 that she was in a serious relationship with Salman.

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Hansika not part of `Hello Brother` remake

Posted on 24 July 2013 by admin

Chennai: Actress Hansika Motwani has rubbished rumours that she has been cast in upcoming Telugu romantic-comedy ‘Hello Brother’, a remake of an eponymous movie in the same language. In fact, she says she wasn`t even approached for the film.

“So, (I) just want (to) clear the air that I`m not doing `Hello Brother` in Telugu (and) nor I was approached! Please put a full stop to the rumours,” Hansika posted on her Twitter page.

Th new “Hello Brother”, which features Naga Chaitanya and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead, was expected to go on floors recently. However, its shooting hasn`t begun as yet.

Srinivasa Reddy was handed over the responsibility of wielding the megaphone for the remake, which originally featured Nagarjuna in the lead. The original movie released in 1994.

Meanwhile, Hansika has her hands full with Tamil projects. She recently signed the untitled Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster “Ishq” and Tamil romantic-comedy “Maan Karate”. In Telugu, she is shooting for an untitled multi-starrer. She is awaiting the release of Tamil films “Biriyani” and “Vaalu”

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A law degree is indispensable to fight for you Omar Ha–Redeye

Posted on 17 July 2013 by admin

Samuel Getachew


To call Omar Ha–Redeye an ambitious activist is an understatement. The young Western Ontario (UWO) trained lawyer of Fleet Street Law and part-time Ryerson University professor is busy fulfilling an ambitious journey founded on the “principle of social justice”. Omar’s experience of law is that of a “profession that touches our lives from before the cradle until after the grave”.

You are an executive with the Ontario Bar Association where you are the Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Division (Central). Tell us about that?

Through my involvement in the Ontario Bar Association, I’ve been able to weigh in on several public interest working groups, including an articling student task force and human rights tribunal review. We highly value activities that foster interest in the legal profession among the youth. In preparation for Law Day earlier this year, the OBA held a legal competition (called a “moot”) at several high schools.

I was invited to judge one of the regional finals at Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT) in York Region. I saw high school students demonstrate advocacy skills that surpass even that of practicing lawyers I’ve encountered.

You recently spoke to high school students at Middlefield Collegiate Institute on why Law is a great career choice. Share with us some of your reasons.

This high school is largely populated by visible minority students, well in excess of 90%, and primarily of South Asian background. What I focused on was that just as there are bullies in high school, there are bullies in life. A law degree allows you to take a stand against those bullies and push back. The legal system is the institution that civilizations have developed for non-violent conflict resolution. I consider a law degree to be indispensable to properly fight for you.

As a student at the University of Western Ontario, you founded the Western Law Review Association. How did that come about?

UWO was the only English common-law school in Canada that didn’t have a student-run law review. Many students before me tried to change this, but there’s a 3-year cycle for law school and it’s tough to get things accomplished in that short window. As I approached the end of my 3rd year in law school I realized that all my efforts to set up a student law review, including the negotiations with the administration, were about to vanish. So I did what no other student attempting this had done before, and created a student club with the sole purpose of establishing a law review.

This allowed us to pass on our institutional knowledge and formally delegate our continuing negotiations with stakeholders to a next generation of law students who would eventually carry on and accomplish the goal. I’m very proud of what they’ve done, and I played a very small role in making it happen.

There are many adults who may consider on going back to school yet feel they maybe too old to do so. You went back to school as a mature student. Share with us your experience.

It’s not easy to go back to school. I had a successful career – actually several – and was making a good living. The decision to go to law school was not about making more money or not enjoying what I was doing. But it may have been one of the best decisions of my life, because it has allowed me to give back to society in ways I never even imagined.

Older students do have to worry about balancing other responsibilities and often have different priorities than younger students. But if used the right way I think this can also be a strategic advantage, because work experience outside of law allows us to maintain realistic expectations about what the legal profession can and should demand of us. For many students going to law school at a later stage there is also less debt involved, and that can create a greater sense of financial freedom that opens up entirely different career options.
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to those who knew me, but I’m currently doing my Masters in Law part-time at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.

Last year, you were one of the most visible supporters of the Occupy Toronto movement as well as the occupiers. What were some of your reasons?

I’m becoming more interested in what will happen with Occupy Toronto in the coming year than what happened in the past year. My involvement with them was more of a supportive role than necessarily sharing their ideology. But they are raising some very important questions about financial inequity in society and accountability of the investment industry.

Generating millions of dollars through financial instruments by misleading unsophisticated consumers is somehow treated less harshly by our justice system than minor drug offenses where a person may only be harming themselves. Unfortunately one of the major limitations of a democracy is that campaigns still cost money, and those with more financial resources are able to push for policies and laws that invariably favour them more than those who do not.
People debate the success of the Occupy movement, given that on its 1-year anniversary there were much smaller turnouts. But the very fact that it has become a household name suggests to me that they have been successful in at least raising the profile of the issue of income inequalities. I suspect the movement will morph and lend support to future equity-seeking causes.

Give us an example of an initiative you have been involved in recent years?
I don’t believe in reinventing the wheel, so one of the most efficient ways I’ve found to be involved is to join existing organizations and ongoing initiatives. But sometimes there just isn’t the organization present to push for a public interest issue, so you have to create one yourself.
During the last provincial election I founded Lawyers for Fair Taxation, inspired by the creation of a similar organization of physicians. We pushed for a more progressive taxation system, indicating that as professionals we believe our tax money from higher tax brackets can be effectively used to improve society.
We’ve seen this become a central issue in the budget discussions, and the provincial Liberals have provided some concessions in the budget bill (Bill 55) and the related Bill 114 which create a new tax bracket for high earners.
Lawyers wield incredible amounts of influence in society, and it’s important to remember that we can have an impact on things when we raise our voices.

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Ontario by elections: Can Wynne Maintain current Red map?

Posted on 17 July 2013 by admin

Premier Kathleen Wynne has called five by-elections on August 1st.

The “big three” ridings to watch for are former Ontario Finance minister Dwight Duncan’s seat in Windsor-Tecumseh; former AG/Energy Minister Chris Bentley’s riding of London West; and former Premier Dalton McGuinty’s riding of Ottawa South. Former Education Minister Laurel Broten’s riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore is also up for grabs. MPP Margarett Best’s seat in Scarborough-Guildwood is also vacant after she decided to step down for hea;th reasons.

While polls are suggesting otherwise, with the exception of Windsor-Tecumseh, these ridings are all exceptionally “safe” Liberal seats. It seems highly unlikely that Wynne Liberals will lose all these ridings to Progressive Conservatives or New Democrats. Federally Windsor-Tecumseh is orange and London West is blue.

Mr. McGuinty’s riding may not be red after these by elections. This may not necessarily be because of the Liberal government but be symbolic in many ways whereby Liberals may not go out to vote or decide that Liberals in the government need a lesson in managing public money.

With that said Windsor-Tecumseh may go to the New Democrats.

London West will probably stay Liberal, simply because there aren’t any star candidates running in this riding from PC or NDP.

Etobicoke-Lakeshore is the one to watch for as two Toronto city councillors are running against each other, Councilor Peter Milczyn vs. Doug Holyday.

Scarborough-Guildwood seems to be the safe riding for the Liberals. It was retained federally by John McKay.

Ottawa South is a riding that despite its strong Liberal pedigree can actually see blue, but for the simple fact of its symbolism as McGuinty’s old riding.

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Harper cabinet shakeup adds new faces

Posted on 17 July 2013 by admin

Uppal Named Minister of Multiculturalism, Gosal retains Sports

Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave his cabinet a major makeover this week, elevating eight MPs to the front bench and creating new portfolios for multiculturalism and social development.

Three veteran ministers — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Treasury Board President Tony Clement — are staying put in their key portfolios. But a majority was elevated to new roles, shuffled around or left out of the cabinet remix branded “fresh faces, experienced hands.”

Four new faces at the table are women: Manitoba MP Shelly Glover landed a big promotion as minister of heritage; Ontario MP Kellie Leitch was named minister of labour and minister of status of women; Alberta MP Michelle Rempel is now minister of state for Western diversification and Manitoba MP Candice Bergen heads up a new file as minister of state for social development.

The new appointments increase the female count to 12 in the 39-member cabinet. Nancy Peckford, executive director of Equal Voice, welcomed the news even though only 17 per cent of the Conservative caucus is women.

“This builds on the momentum already being generated by Canada’s women premiers who are just under 50 per cent of the First Ministers’ table,” she said. “The sky really is the limit for women in politics right now. It’s up to us now to seize the moment and encourage and equip more women to get their names on the ballot.”

Ontario MP Chris Alexander was handed a significant post, replacing Jason Kenney as minister of citizenship and immigration. Kevin Sorenson becomes minister of state for finance, Pierre Poilievre is minister of state for democratic reform and Greg Rickford is named the new minister of state for science and technology.

A number of other key portfolios changed hands as well including Peter MacKay and Rob Nicholson swapping the defence and justice portfolios. Steven Blaney was named the new public safety minister, leaving the veterans affairs post to Julian Fantino.

John Duncan returns to cabinet as government whip, replacing Gordon O’Connor, who was left out of the mix along with Steven Fletcher. Fletcher issued a statement suggesting his demotion was designed to make room for more women, and confirming he would still seek re-election in 2015.

Other major moves:

  • Rona Ambrose becomes minister of health.
  • Jason Kenney takes on the new portfolio of employment and social development
  • Lisa Raitt becomes minister of transport
  • Leona Aglukkaq becomes minister of the environment
  • Diane Finley becomes minister of public works
  • Kerry-Lynne Findlay becomes minister of national revenue

The NDP called the cabinet re-tool a “desperate attempt” by Harper to put a fresh face on his government.

“Nothing we have seen shows that Stephen Harper is ready to change direction. Instead he’s doubling down on the approach that saw his government mismanage major files — from the F-35s to losing track of $3.1 billion in security spending,” the party said in a statement.

“Shuffling deck chairs won’t change the fact this is a tired, scandal-ridden government unwilling to change direction.”

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau suggested the shuffle will not lead to the real change Canadians want.

“It is clear that the only minister who has any power in this government is the prime minister. Today’s shuffle does not change that,” he said in a prepared statement. “Canadians elected members of Parliament to represent their views in Ottawa, but under the Harper Conservatives, they have had Ottawa’s views imposed on them.”

“Mr. Harper is clearly satisfied with his government’s performance. We are not. We think that the worst record on economic growth since the 1930s is nothing to be happy about. Canadians deserve better.”

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Indian students miffed by misleading course description by Toronto college

Posted on 17 July 2013 by admin

A group of students from around the world who enrolled in an expensive college graduate program in hopes of obtaining three industry certifications were victims of a misleading course description, Ontario’s top court ruled, according to The Canadian Press.

In upholding a lower court ruling, the Appeal Court agreed with the trial judge that George Brown College negligently misrepresented the benefits of its graduate international business management program.

“It is reasonable for students to rely on statements contained in course calendars, because these calendars are published with the intention that students read them and rely on the information contained therein,” the Appeal Court said.

At issue was a statement in the 2007 course calendar that said the program provided students “with the opportunity to complete three industry designations/certifications in addition to the George Brown college graduate certificate.”

The students, however, discovered that graduation did not give them the designations they sought in international trade, customs services and international freight forwarding.

Nor were they automatically eligible to write the industry exams — some with hefty fees — necessary for the designations, which also required additional courses in some cases.

Almost 120 students had enrolled in the eight-month program — about two-thirds from countries such as India, China, Turkey, Brazil, Russia and Syria — and discovered just before final exams the college had no ability to confer the coveted designations.

While George Brown later clarified its course description, the foreign students were still out their nearly $11,000 tuition, prompting a class action against the Toronto college. The class action was certified in April 2010.

Lawyers for George Brown tried to argue a “reasonable student” who did some industry research would have known the designations didn’t automatically come with graduation.

In siding with the students at trial last fall, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba ruled the course description “could plausibly be interpreted as meaning exactly what it said.

“Having paid a substantial tuition fee and related travel and living expenses, they could not afford the additional time or money needed to pursue the three accreditations on their own,” Belobaba found.

Belobaba said the well regarded college had made a “careless” mistake in this instance and needed to be held accountable.

The Appeal Court agreed the college owed the students a “duty of care.” It said the students were consumers whose rights were breached under the Consumer Protection Act because the college had engaged in an unfair practice and were entitled to a remedy.

The Appeal Court ruling now clears the way for an assessment of the damages George Brown must pay the students.

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Sharing more information about organ/tissue donation dispels myths

Posted on 17 July 2013 by admin

Versha Prakash, the vice president of operations at Trillium Gift of Life

Kanwal Rafiq


” All the little things that might seem insignificant, but when you can’t do it, you notice, and when your able to do it again you appreciate everything so much more.”

The great shortage of organ and tissue donations might not be perceived as such a critical issue within our society, or perhaps it is a topic not top of mind to everyone. After all, registering for organ or tissue donation makes us think of death, which is always a fearful and uncomfortable subject.

NetIP Toronto and Trillium Gift of Life merged and hosted their first event Wednesday night to drain this fear out of several individuals, and inform them of the several lives they could save just by registering as an organ or tissue donor.

Shilpa Raju, an organ recipient, shared with the attendees her life-changing story. At a very young age, Raju was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer originating from white blood cells. As a chemotherapy side effect, Raju’s liver was badly damaged.

Had the organ donor not chosen to donate their liver, Raju might not have been provided with a second chance at living.

It has now been six months since her operation, and Raju feels great.

She told Generation Next, “I’m doing things independently, on my own. I’m able to dance at my friend’s wedding. All the little things that might seem insignificant, but when you can’t do it, you notice, and when your able to do it again you appreciate everything so much more.”

Fortunately, Raju was called in only two months after being listed for a liver transplant.

Though this might not be the case for everyone.

Versha Prakash, the vice president of operations at Trillium Gift of Life, mentioned in her speech that the average wait time for a kidney transplant in Toronto is about 6 years, and two thirds of the people on the waiting list are waiting for a kidney transplant.

In fact, one person dies every three days out of the 1,500 needing a life-saving organ transplant, which is why Prakash greatly emphasized the importance of registering as an organ and tissue donor.

However, there are many myths and misconceptions that prevent people from doing so, one of the biggest ones being, “my religion does not allow me to.”

Prakash told Generation Next that the South Asian community is such a huge part of the GTA, but a lot of these South Asians may believe that their religion becomes a barrier when considering registering as an organ or tissue donor.

“There aren’t any faith restrictions. I mean we’ve heard Imams and Pandits talk about how organ and tissue donation is absolutely compatible with Hinduism or with Islam,” she said.

Another major misconception within our society is the idea that doctors will not do enough to save people’s lives if they are aware that the individual is registered as an organ donor.

Prakash clarified this idea by highlighting the fact that an individual’s decision to register is information highly confidential and not available for people working in the health care system. It is a database only managed by the Ontario government, and is only accessible by members of the health care system under very specific circumstances.

In terms of how openly South Asians in specific are willing to discuss this topic, Prakash stated that for the younger South Asian generations, organ and tissue donation is not such a difficult concept than for first generation immigrants.

She said, “they don’t know a lot about it, but once we can inform them, and show them why it’s important to register and how to register, I find most of them are very willing to go about doing so.”

Prakash was at first supporting Trillium Gift of Life from the government side while working for the Ontario Ministry of Health. In doing so, she really became inspired by their mission and enjoyed working with them.

When the opportunity arrived for her to join the organization herself, Prakash grabbed onto it. She has been with the organization for seven years now and is glad to have joined.

She now spends time advocating the idea of organ donation by raising awareness amongst members of society. “When we’re able to address those myths and misconceptions, and share more information about organ and tissue donation, people start thinking about it,” She said.

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“If I can do it, any of you can do it” New Citizenship Judge Rafiq Rokerya

Posted on 17 July 2013 by admin

 Qasim Abbas


Recently, Canada’s Citizenship, Immigration and Multicultural Minister Hon. Jason Kenney had announced appointment of prominent South Asian social personality Mr. Rafiq Rokerya as new Citizenship Judge. In this connection, ceremony marking the official Robing of new Citizenship Judge Mr. Rafiq Rokerya had taken place on 9th July 2013 at Citizenship and Immigration Center, Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga – Canada.

In this colourful ceremony, Senior Citizenship Judge Hon. George Springate had performed official Robing of new Citizenship Judge Mr. Rafiq Rokerya in presence of various V.I.P.s, dignitaries, fellow judges, his family members, his close friends, media personnel and 60 new Canadian Citizens.

Senior Citizenship Hon. George Springate, Senior Citizenship Judge delivered a speech and welcomed Judge Rafiq Rokerya as new Citizenship Judge. Then Judge Rafiq Rokerya spoke on the occasion and he thanked every one by their names for giving him such an honour and how he is blessed to have friends. He specially thanked his beloved mother and his family.

Before formally administrating oath of Citizenship to 60 new Canadian Citizens by new Citizenship Judge Rafiq Rokerya, he spoke on the occasion. His speech was in English and in French. He emphasized on the Rights and Responsibilities of the Canadian Citizens and benefits of getting involved in the community and volunteerism. He talked about his personal achievements and he said “If I can do it, any of you can do it.” He also gave an inspiring message that “Hard work and persistence is the key to SUCCESS”.

Judge Rafiq Rokerya is a well know, prominent South Asian Canadian of Pakistani origin, whose parents belonged to Mumbai, India from pre-partition period. He was awarded Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award and Medal bestowed upon him by Brad Butt Member of Parliament and the Governor General of Canada last year.

He is Fellow Member of Institute of Certified General Accountants of Canada and recipient of Ontario Distinguished Service Award by the CGA Ontario. For the last 40 years, he is actively involved in social, charitable, professional and humanitarian services. He is also recipient of various Awards and Certificates from various organizations for his selfless services for the community.

 He belongs to Memon Community and he is the founder of the Memon Association of Canada, which was founded 32 years ago in Canada. He played a major role in the guiding principles of the Memon Association of Canada, which was started with 40 families and now it has grown to 1200 plus families in Greater Toronto Area. ttom:�� p;0� ft: 0in’>  First, it is extremely important that Pakistan’s Prime Minister continues to take a strong interest in implementation of the agreements and MoUs signed during the visit. If the matters are left to the bureaucracy, most of these arrangements will not materialize. The past experience shows that only a small number of agreements and MoUs between Pakistan and China are actually implemented.

 China wants to help Pakistan but it will not entangle in Pakistan troubles with India or the United States. China pursues its relations with Pakistan, India and the U.S. as separate and distinct foreign policy strategies. While Nawaz Sharif was in Beijing, India’s Defence Minister, A.K. Antony was making an official visit to the same city. India and China have agreed to extend cooperation between the militaries of two countries. China’s policy is to maintain peace on its border and it politely advises the same to Pakistan.

 Pakistan has to deal with China’s corporate sector that functions autonomous of the Chinese government and these Chinese companies are as professional as their western counterparts. Therefore, leaving aside the diplomatic rhetoric of good friendship, business matters have to be dealt with in a professional mann

 Second, Pakistan needs to improve governance and control corruption in government so that the business and industrial groups from China and other countries do not get bogged down in cumbersome bureaucratic procedures or some bureaucrats, politicians or other influential people seek their “cut” to facilitate their work.

 Third, if Pakistan cannot control terrorism and violence, forget about highways, motorways and pipelines through Pakistan. The military and civilian leaders have to come to firm decision that terrorism and violence cannot be tolerated no matter who does it and why it is being done. Pakistan will become a non-functioning state, and economy will never be salvaged if terrorism is not controlled. It builds strains in China-Pakistan relations from time to time. Over a dozen Chinese have been killed in Pakistan in the last ten years.

 Fourth, Pakistan needs to redefine its regional profile by improving relations with India and opting for more trade. It should adopt a nonpartisan approach towards Afghanistan’s internal affairs. Pakistan should focus on controlling its tribal areas and securing its border with Afghanistan against the movement of militant groups in both directions. Beyond this border Pakistan’s interest should be in helping Afghanistan’s reconstruction no matter who rules Kabul.

 Greater cooperation between Pakistan and China will promote stability in Pakistan and the region around it. A prosperous Pakistan will contribute effectively to peace and stability in the region.

 However, the challenge that needs to be addressed is how to translate these agreements with China into concrete measures for development of Pakistan. Much depends if Pakistan can control terrorism and ensure peace within itself.

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Sarbjit Kaur Retained for Marketing | Development at the Art Gallery of Mississauga

Posted on 17 July 2013 by admin

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) has retained an experienced communications consultant, Sarbjit Kaur, for Marketing | Development as the gallery continues to grow in Canada’s 6th largest city.

Proud to serve AGM, Sarbjit Kaur said “I look forward to working with the AGM to broaden its reach and bring the very best in visual arts to both the local community and visitors from around the world. We envision an exciting, accessible, multi-use space that will draw more people than ever, while continuing to build profile as a destination of choice for art lovers.”

At the occasion Stuart Keeler, Director | Curator, Art Gallery of Mississauga stated “Sarbjit’s extensive and varied experience combined with her deep Mississauga roots, make her an ideal addition to the AGM team as we continue to forge ahead with exciting plans for growth and development.”

Ms. Kaur, a long-time resident of Mississauga, has more than 10 years of experience in journalism, government, public relations, corporate communications, marketing and advocacy. She worked as an editor and writer before building a stellar career in the public sector where she served in senior communications and marketing roles in the office of the Minister and the Ontario Public Service, in four provincial ministries including: the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Consumer Services and Ministry of Government Services.

In June 2011, Ms. Kaur joined Toronto-based public relations firm Argyle Communications, working with a variety of public and private sector clients such as Pinewood Toronto Studios, TTC, Metrolinx, Ripley’s Entertainment, PCFinancial, WSPA, Canadian Pain Society and more. Notable projects include: Lead consultant in development of City of Mississauga 10 year Master Communications Plan, winner of 2012 IABC Gold Quill award (the highest honour for communications professionals); Ripley’s Aquarium of Toronto launch, winner of 2012 CPRS National Gold Award and the IABC-Toronto Ovation Award and; WSPA Collars Not Cruelty campaign, winner of 2012 IABC Toronto Ovation Award of Merit in Social Responsibility.

She is currently the Acting Director of Communications & Corporate Secretary of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport dedicated to promoting and supporting the provinces’ cultural media industries and also runs her own consulting business, Kaur Communications, serving small to mid-sized organizations such as the Ontario Association of Police Service Boards and Meningitis Relief Canada.

Active in arts, cultural, political and charitable initiatives, Ms. Kaur is a Director on the board of the Mississauga Arts Council and Director of Communications for the Punjabi International Film Festival (PIFF).


The hiring of Ms. Kaur for Marketing | Development is a key step in the AGM’s five year plan to expand its mark on the Mississauga community. The Gallery will be unveiling its new mission, vision and direction this summer.

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