Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes new full-time Commissioner

December 7, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

The Canadian Human Rights Commission is pleased to welcome Sasha Kiran Cragg-Gore, by Order in Council, as full-time Commissioner for a seven-year term.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Cragg-Gore worked as a Coordinating Board Member at the Refugee Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada where he adjudicated refugee appeals and coordinated a team of fellow decision-makers. He played multiple roles including the national lead on professional development and new member training.

Mr. Cragg-Gore also worked as a duty counsel lawyer in the Ontario court system with Legal Aid Ontario and as a staff lawyer at the Centre francophone du Grand Toronto, a francophone legal clinic that provides services to low-income populations. At the Centre francophone, he represented clients mainly in refugee, immigration and family law. He also developed initiatives and programs to support people living with HIV/AIDS and victims of domestic violence.

Mr. Cragg-Gore has assisted in resettling Syrian refugees, sat on the steering committee of the St. James Town Community Corner and provided pro bono legal services to the 2SLGBTQI+ community through the 519 legal clinic. He was also a board member of the Scarborough Community Legal Services clinic that provides legal advice and representation to low-income individuals in Scarborough before joining the Commission.

Mr. Cragg-Gore holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Psychology as well as a law degree from McGill University, with an interest in aboriginal law and aboriginal legal perspectives.

As a full-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Mr. Cragg-Gore is now part of the team of Commissioners who render decisions on how to treat human rights complaints in federal jurisdiction.

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