Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes new Deputy Chief Commissioner

November 18, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

The Canadian Human Rights Commission is pleased to welcome Charlotte-Anne Malischewski, by Order in Council, as Deputy Chief Commissioner for a seven-year term.

Ms. Malischewski brings to the role extensive experience in law and advocacy, and deep commitment to human rights.

Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Malischewski practiced civil litigation at a national firm in Toronto with an emphasis on civil and professional liability, administrative, and public law. She has represented individual in human rights and constitutional litigation, has acted as prosecution counsel, and defended professionals in various judicial and administrative proceedings.

During her time in private practice, Ms. Malischewski remained dedicated to social justice causes through an active pro bono practice. This included acting as a designated representative for unaccompanied minors before the Immigration and Refugee Board, as counsel to an intervener in an important privacy case at the Supreme Court of Canada, and as counsel in a landmark constitutional challenge to the practice of solitary confinement in federal prisons.

Ms. Malischewski previously served as a judicial clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal, worked in criminal and family law for the Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission, and conducted research on human rights approaches to statelessness at the Calcutta Research Group in India. These experiences deepened her dedication to human rights and access to justice issues.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, joint Bachelor degrees in Civil Law and Common Law from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies & Music from Earlham College.

As Deputy Chief Commissioner, Ms. Malischewski becomes a full-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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