Ms Sandi Bell was appointed as a Part-Time Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission on January 29th, 2008.Now, if only they could find a lesbian disabled-African-Canadian-Aboriginal-First-Nations-heritage chick...She'd get a full-time gig, for sure.
Ms. Bell is a highly respected human rights expert with more than 30 years of leadership experience. As an educator, keynote speaker, mediator and board member of community organizations too numerous to list, she has been instrumental in improving the welfare of victims of discrimination. She is currently President of Empowword, a leading consulting firm involved in coaching, mediation and policy development related to equity, diversity and transformative justice.
Her contribution both as a professional and a volunteer has been recognized by several awards and honorary titles. She is keenly aware of discrimination and social justice issues and has a solid knowledge of the legislation in addition to a reputation of excellence in conflict resolution and capacity building.
As a female, an individual of African-Canadian, Aboriginal-First Nations heritage and a person with a physical disability, Commissioner Bell’s passion and sensitivity are both professional and personal.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
A Living, Breathing Emodiment of Victim Groups
Meet Sandi Bell, one of Canada's "human rights" commissars (a part-time gig for her, apparently):