Lawyer & Human Resource Advisor
Asha Rampersad joined the West Hill Harvest Board of Directors in 2017. As a board member, Asha is primarily involved in helping W.H.H with all issues pertaining to legal compliance and various fundraising and marketing initiatives.
Asha grew up in West Toronto. Her parents emigrated from Trinidad and had to start from scratch to earn a living in Ontario. As a result, Asha has first-hand experience with the challenges faced by low-income families. Her husband is also a Scarborough native who has strong ties to the Scarborough community.
Asha is a labour and employment lawyer, Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and is part of the Faculty for the Osgoode Law Professional Development Certificate Programs for Labour and Mental Health. Asha has represented major crown corporations, municipalities and large private sector clients on a broad range of labour and employment matters, including human rights litigation; grievance arbitrations; AODA and human rights compliance; employment litigation and occupational health and safety issues.
Asha currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Mississauga Food Bank. Prior to this, she was a board member for Northwood Neighbourhood Services, a member agency of the United Way and has received an award from a Member of Parliament recognizing her significant contributions to the community.
Asha holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Law & Society from York University, where she graduated on the Dean’s List. Following this, Asha received a full scholarship to pursue her Masters Degree in Political Science and Public Policy Administration from the University of Western Ontario. Asha then went on to earn her law degree from the University of Windsor, where she was the recipient of numerous academic awards, and also graduated in the top 15% of her law class.