Monday, February 19, 2018
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Balwant Sanghera

Name: Balwant Sanghera

Year: 2011
Presented By: Gurjinder Rana, Capital Tiles & Stone

He moved to BC in 1966 and earned the well-deserved respect of the community as a multicultural advocate. In 1990 Sanghera became a school psychologist with the Burnaby School District. He is credited with developing an educational program for the Maples Adolescent Centre, which serves adolescents with mental health and behavioural problems. He is currently the vice president of Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society and the Punjabi Language Education Association of British Columbia. Sanghera has been involved with various organizations and committees during the course of his expansive career, including- Richmond’s Intercultural Advisory Committee, East Richmond Community Association, Simon Fraser University and Committee of Ombudspersons of the BC Teachers’ Federation.