The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, Senator, Senate of Canada

The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, Senator, Senate of Canada

Senator, Senate of Canada

The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont. Senator for Ontario, The Senate of Canada Ratna Omidvar is an internationally recognized voice on migration, diversity and inclusion. In April 2016, Ms. Omidvar was appointed to the Senate of Canada as an independent Senator representing Ontario. As a member of the Senate’s Independent Senators Group she holds a leadership position as the Scroll Manager and was previously the Deputy Chair of the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector. Senator Omidvar is a Councillor on the World Refugee Council, a Director at the Samara Centre for Democracy and Chair Emerita of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. Previously at Ryerson University, Senator Omidvar was a Distinguished Visiting Professor and founded the Global Diversity Exchange. Senator Omidvar was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2005 and became a Member of the Order of Canada in 2011, with both honours recognizing her advocacy work on behalf of immigrants and devotion to reducing inequality in Canada.