This week on Headline Canada, watch Jasleen Kalra in conversation with Mr. Daljit Nirman.
The Ottawa Police Services Board welcomed a new provincially appointed
community member. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario has appointed Mr. Daljit
Nirman for a three-year term, effective 14 February 2019.
Mr. Nirman is a practitioner of law with over two decades of diverse legal experience.
He is a former adjunct professor of law, received a Master of Laws from the University
of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Science with honours in Physics and a Bachelor of Laws from
the University of Delhi. He also holds post-graduate specialised diplomas in Labour
Laws, International Law, Industrial Relations, Personnel Management, and the Law of
He is the founding director of Cooking Up Community Services, a not-for-profit
organization which held two very successful annual fundraising events. The first was in
2017, helping the Montfort Hospital Foundation purchase a CT Scanner with a
specialized cardiac module, and then in 2018 aided United Way Ottawa’s project STEP
youth struggling in our schools with mental addiction. He is also a life patron of the
University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation for clinical research.
Mr. Nirman volunteers his time as a board member of the Ottawa Community Immigrant
Service Organization, has also served as a member of the Resource Development
committee and advisory member of Bridging Communities at United Way Ottawa. He is
also an advisor to Indo-Canadian Community Centre and Ottawa Sikh Society. He
provides seminars on various fundamental legal issues and does pro-bono work at
various multi-faith religious and senior organizations across Ottawa. Daljit is a recipient
of various community service awards in recognition of his services.
He has also authored a book on principles of natural justice, two guides for Crown
corporations, as well as articles on legal, social and community issues.
Mr. Nirman emigrated from New Delhi, India in 2000 where his last positi
Manager with the largest financial institution. Daljit is married and lives with his wife in
Ottawa, Ontario. Together they have two sons, both of whom are also lawyers and have
been called to the bar of Ontario.
“I am very much looking forward to working with the Board and all stakeholders. I am
excited for this opportunity and will earnestly work towards further strengthening the
relationship between various communities and the police,” stated Mr. Nirman.