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Co-Chair, Cabinet of Canadians
Balpreet Singh grew up in a rural community north of Toronto. He completed his undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Toronto and received his law degree from the University of Ottawa. After articling with a boutique disability and human rights law firm in Toronto, he became legal counsel for the World Sikh Organization of Canada in 2009. His practice focuses on human rights law and religious accommodation. Balpreet Singh has helped resolve several key accommodation issues for Sikhs in Canada, including the accommodation of the kirpan in courthouses in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, on VIA Rail trains, as well as in Canadian embassies and consulates internationally. He serves as spokesperson for the WSO and is regularly consulted on Sikh issues in Canada by national media outlets. Balpreet Singh has worked with various public and private sector organizations to create resources and provide training on religious accommodation issues and best practices when interacting with persons of the Sikh faith. Balpreet Singh is regularly called to speak about the Sikh faith for both Sikh and non-Sikh audiences. He and his wife live in Newmarket, Ontario with their three children.