New Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development Appointed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed, Kamal Khera, Member of Parliament for Brampton, as the new Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development. The appointment was part of several changes to parliamentary secretaries announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on August 31, 2018.

CanWaCH would like to extend a warm welcome to Ms. Khera and looks forward to working closely with her in the coming weeks and months. CanWaCH also thanks MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes for her previous work in the role.

Ms. Khera is a registered nurse, community volunteer, and political activist. She immigrated to Canada from Delhi, India, at a very young age. She attended York University where she earned her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Ms. Khera gained diverse experience in the health field through her professional experience with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Peel Family Shelter, and William Osler Health Centre. Recently, Kamal worked as a Registered Nurse in the Oncology Unit at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto.

She has also served as Chairperson of the South Asian Canadians Heritage Foundation, Mentor and Program Coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel, and Event Coordinator with Sick Kids Foundation. She also hosted Youth Vision – a local television talk show which explored issues surrounding young South Asian Canadians.

View the full list of changes to parliamentary secretaries here.