Vinita Puri

Vinita Puri

As a woman of colour with a permanent disability, I have always had a strong passion for social justice and human rights. I am proud to be a Member of Equal Voice and would like to play a more active role within the organization. I am interested in nominating myself for the role of Director or Chairperson. I reside in Toronto, so my preference would be the Chairperson for Equal Voice Toronto.

 

As a Social Worker and community activist, I have worked with a range of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in a variety of community based settings (e.g. hospitals, prisons; schools, etc.). I understand the importance of undertaking public awareness campaigns to promote the vision, mission and values of social justice organizations. I am active on Social Media and have the ability to motivate, encourage and inspire others on a range of social issues; including the promotion of women’s rights locally and globally.

 

At the present time, I am a full time College Professor with St. Clair College. I teach the Social Service Worker Diploma. Currently, I am on the Standards of Practice Committee for the OCSWSSW.  I am also a Member with professional associations; including the Ontario Association of Social Workers; Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM) and the Canadian Mental Health Association (MHFA Instructor). I possess a Honours B.A. from York University, a MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge (U.K.).


In sum, I have a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience and can provide an invaluable contribution to the work of Equal Voice. It would be an honour to serve the Toronto Chapter of Equal Voice.