Raj Anand - WeirFoulds LLP

Raj Anand

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 416-947-5091

Raj practises in the areas of human rights, constitutional and administrative law, labour relations, civil litigation, professional negligence and discipline. He is a former Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission and presently acts for complainants and respondents in internal investigations and Ontario and federal applications. He has acted as a Board of Inquiry under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Police Services Act, as Co-Chair of the University of Toronto Tribunal and as counsel to a number of administrative tribunals.

Raj has spoken and written on diverse subjects including trial, appellate and administrative advocacy and human rights. He graduated with the Dean's Key in 1978 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He served in 1986-1987 as a Task Force to the Ontario Government on the Law Concerning Trespass to Publicly-used Property as it Affects Youth and Minorities.

In 1997, Raj was the first recipient of The Advocates' Society Award of Justice. His experience as an adjunct professor includes "The New Administrative Law" in the LL.M. programme at Osgoode Hall Law School and "Diversity and the Legal Profession" at U of T's Faculty of Law. He has acted for a variety of parties in public interest litigation and commissions of inquiry. For seven years he was the Advocates' Society representative on the Equity Advisory Group of the Law Society. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Boards of Directors of two community clinics and Legal Aid Ontario, the Advocates' Society and Pro Bono Law Ontario, and as President of the latter organization and the University of Toronto Law Alumni Council. He is presently a member of the Equality Rights Panel of the Federal Court Challenges Programme.

In 2003, Raj received the Law Society Medal, the highest honour awarded by the governing body of the legal profession in Ontario, and in 2007 and 2011 he was elected by the profession to four-year terms as a bencher of the Law Society. In June 2007, he was awarded Professional Man of the Year by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. In April 2008, he was appointed by the Province of Ontario as the Founding Chair of its Human Rights Legal Support Centre. In 2010 Raj received the award for Distinguished Career from the South Asian Bar Association. In 2013 he was awarded the inaugural Roy McMurtry Fellowship at Osgoode Hall Law School to teach ethics and professionalism.

Queen's UniversityBA 1975University of Toronto
Canadian Institute for the Administration of JusticeIndo-Canada Chamber of Commerce South Asian Bar AssociationLaw Society, Equity Advisory Group Canadian Bar AssociationLabour law and human rights issues on "Workweek", TVOntario and Newsworld, 1990-91 and 1991-92.Minority Advocacy and Rights Council

Office Location

66 Wellington Street West, Suite 4100
TD Bank Tower
P.O. Box 35
Toronto, ON M5K 1B7

Practice Areas

Administrative and Public Law
Labour and Employment Law (Workplace Human Rights)

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