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Review of the Peel District School Board

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Review of the Peel District School Board

Ministry of Education

The Minister of Education has appointed two reviewers to support the Peel District School Board (PDSB) as it works towards addressing concerns about equity, anti-Black racism, leadership, governance and human resources practices. 

Suzanne Herbert - Sue Herbert has had a long career in public service and was a Deputy Minister in the Ontario Government from 1997-08, retiring after serving as Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, the Ministry of Education, where she represented Canada for several years at the OECD Education Directorate, and the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Prior to becoming a Deputy Minister, she was the CEO of the Ontario Housing Corporation and held Assistant Deputy Minister positions.

Since retiring, Sue has undertaken a number of assignments. In 2017, she completed a review of governance and management practices in the York Region District School Board. In 2016, she provided strategic advice to three ministries on the adult education system in Ontario. In 2014-15, she was asked to review the funding model for Ontario's universities which resulted in the public report "University Funding Model Reform: Focus on Outcomes, Center on Students." In 2013-14 she led the negotiations of strategic mandate agreements with Ontario's 24 community colleges on behalf of the Ontario government.

Ena Chadha - Ena Chadha is an experienced human rights lawyer, investigator, educator and mediator. She has dedicated her career to working with leaders in the areas of equality rights and conflict resolution. Currently, she is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre. Ena served as Vice-Chair with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario from 2007 to 2015 as a Mediator and an Adjudicator, where she rendered noteworthy decisions in the area of racial discrimination, sexual harassment and disability accommodation.

Previously, Ena was Director of Litigation with ARCH: Disability Law Centre and worked as counsel with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. She has litigated before various court levels, including prominent Constitutional challenges before the Supreme Court of Canada, advancing Charter rights in the areas of workers compensation, immigration law and government services. Ena has a Journalism degree from Ryerson, and received her Masters degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Ena taught Administrative law at Osgoode Hall Law School, and serves as sessional lecturer at the Schulich School of Business (York University). Ena has spoken and published extensively on gender, race, disability and harassment.

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