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NAME: ABDUL HAI PATEL
438A Military Trail,
Scarborough, Ontario,
MIE 4E7.
PHONE: 416-282-4342,
FAX: 416-282-2642.

PERSONAL:

•   Born in India;
•    Primary education in India;
•    Secondary education in Barbados;
•    Post secondary education in Canada: - Diploma in Electronics Technology, 
      Business Administration - York University, ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution),
      University of Windsor.
•    Currently employed with Ontario Hydro as SYSTEMS TECHNICAL                                  SPECIALIST;
•    Married with three children.

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

   Recipient of Canada 125 commemorative Medal from Governor General for community service - 1993;
Member of the Board of Directors of Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA);
Co-ordinator of the Islamic Co-ordinating Council of Imams-Canada, since 1989;
Vice Chair of the Association of Employees for Employment Equity in Ontario Hydro;
Member of the Provincial Commiffee of Power Workers Union on Diversity;
Member of the Tri-Partite Committee in Ontario Hydro on Diversity - responsible for Diversity,                       Human Rights Policies and Harrassment Complaint procedures;
Member of the South & West Asian consultative committee of Toronto Police;
Spiritual Advisor & Caregiver at Whitby Mental Health Centre & University of Toronto;
Served as a member of the Board of Directors of Islamic Social Services & Resources                      Association, since 1995-97;
Served as a member of Crime Prevention Ontario;
Served as a member and Past Chairman of East York Safety Council, appointed by East York                      Council - 1986-95;
Served as a member of the Board of Directors of Flemingdon Park Community Legal Services -                      1992-95;
Served as a member of Inter Cultural Commiffee of Thorncliffe Pk. Neighbourhood Office -                      1989-94;
Served as a member of the Increasing Awareness Group of Metro Toronto's Community                      Access Services - 1991-96;
Served as a member of the Board of Directors of East York Community Development                       Council-1988-92. Chairman 1990-91, Vice Chairman 1989-90;
Served as a member of the Board of Directors - International Development and Relief                      Foundation - 1990-1992;   
Served as a member of the Board of Governors - Riverdale Hospital, Toronto, appointed by                      Metro Council - 1990-94.
Served as a member of the Recruitment Advisory Committee of Metro Police - 1990-92;
   Served as a member of the Consultative Committee of South Asians with Metro Police                  Services 1989-1992;
   Served as a Moderator for the Citizen's Forum (Spicer Commission) on the future Constitution                  of Canada - 1991;
   Served as member of the Board of Examiners of Ontario Association of Certified Engineering                  Technician & Technologist - 1988-90;
Prepared and presented a submission to the Commission of Inquiry in to racism in the                  Ontario criminal justice system, November, 93;
Prepared and presented a submission to the Royal Commission on Learning, on the                   education system in Ontario, Nov. 3, 93;
Prepared and presented a submission at the Ministerial Inquiry on teaching religion in                  Ontario Public Schools on Oct. 18, 89;
Prepared and presented a submission to the Justice Committee of House Commons on the                  revision of CSIS Act - May, 90;
Prepared and presented a submission to the Select Committee on Ontario's Role in                     Confederation - February, 91;
Prepared and appeared before the Metro Council's Committee on issue of racism in Housing                      and Police - 1990;
Prepared and presented a brief on improving Police relations with ethnic communities to                      Police Services Board - 1992;
Served as a Team Leader of Quality Improvement Team in the Departmental Committee in                      Ontario Hydro;
Candidate for Public School Trustee - Borough of East York - 1988;
Served as a member of the Steering Committee for the establishment of Jenner JeanMarie                      Community Centre in Toronto - 1986-89;
Founder and past Chairman of the Thorncliffe Pk. Tenants Council;
Founding member of the East York Tenants Association;
Conducted public consultations on preparation of Briefs for Employment Equity legislation                      Bill 79.

LANGUAGES::   English, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu,
                                Knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic.