Alberta Human Rights Information Service February 20, 2019

Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints new Director of the Alberta Human Rights Commission:
On February 12, 2019, the Lieutenant Governor in Council appointed Nancy Henderson as Director of the Alberta Human Rights Commission for a five-year term, beginning on February 19, 2019. Ms. Henderson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree, both from the University of British Columbia.

Ms. Henderson brings to the Commission many years of leadership experience, having previously served in senior roles in legal and non-profit organizations, including with legal aid in B.C. as the Executive Director for the Social Planning and Research Council of B.C., as well as at Osgoode Hall Law School’s teaching clinic, and at Parkdale Community Legal Services. She has gained expertise in change management, strategic and operational planning, financial management, and human resources. Most recently, Ms. Henderson served as one of six Vice-Chairs on the Landlord and Tenant Board in Ontario. As an adjudicator, Ms. Henderson resolved disputes under the Residential Tenancies Act. You can read the Order in Council.

New members of the Commission appointed: On January 22, 2019, the Lieutenant Governor in Council appointed six new members of the Commission, each for a term to expire on January 21, 2022. The new members of the Commission are:

• Darryl Aarbo, Q.C.
• Rita Aggarwala
• Roxanne Davis
• Laura Mensch
• Sharon Sproule
• Nazrina Umarji

You can read the biographies of the members of the Commission and the Order in Council.


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